With the upcoming launch of Intels new 7th generation of Core Processors, there’s no surprise that we are starting to see new motherboards with Intel’s new Z270 chipset as well. With new features, such as support for Intel’s new Optane SSDs, more downstream PCIe lanes, 14 to the previous 10 that the Z170 chipset has and even front USB 3.1 support, The Z270 chipset is an upgrade over the Z170 chipset.
There are few names in the industry that are as respected as much as Asus. There aren’t many companies that do as much as Asus does, and as well as they do it. It seems whatever Asus sets out to do, they excel at. Their Republic of Gamers, or ROG, line up is proof positive of this fact. When you see the ROG logo printed on any item, you can just about guarantee you’re buying a quality product. Even if there’s a premium that you must pay to get that ROG logo. But is the extra price worth it? Are you just paying for just that, a logo and a color scheme? What is it that truly sets the Republic of Gamers products apart from the rest? In this review, we’re going to take an in-depth look at the all new, Asus Z270 Maximus Formula IX, and answer the question that has been asked by Enthusiasts since 2006. Are ROG products worth the money I would like to thank ASUS for sending the Z270 ROG Maximus IX Formula motherboard to ProClockers for review. Now Let’s see if this board lives up to the ROG branding.
ASUS, or ASUSTek Computer Inc, is a Taiwan based company that was founded in 1989. ASUS specializes in computer hardware, components and other electronics. Some if the products produced by ASUS include desktops, laptops, netbooks, mobile phones, networking equipment, monitors, projectors, motherboards, graphics cards, optical storage, multimedia products, peripherals, wearables, servers, workstations, and tablet PCs. In my opinion, ASUS makes some of the best monitors on the market today. ASUS is also an OEM manufacturer. As of 2015, ASUS was considered the world’s 4th largest PC vendor.
About The Republic of Gamers (ROG)
”For years since its establishment, ASUS aimed to put an ever-greater emphasis on PC gaming. This process resulted in the 2006 founding of the Republic of Gamers brand (ROG), formed for the sole purpose of delivering the most innovative hardcore hardware for truly dedicated gamers.”
ROG branded products are always on the cutting edge of technology and innovation when it comes to PC hardware and peripherals. Their mission is to provide the most “innovative hardcore PC performance hardware, enabling the ultimate computing experience for gamers and enthusiasts worldwide.” I think it’s safe to say that whatever product you buy with the ROG logo stamped on it, that product does exactly what they set out to do. Whether it’s one of their custom GPUs like the Poseidon graphics cards, or my favorite motherboard of all time, the Rampage V Extreme, if you buy an ROG branded product, you will not be disappointed.