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Motherboard

Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

(21 Ratings, 4.7 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Asus

Part #

  • MAXIMUS VIII GENE
  • 90MB0MB0-M0EAY0

Manufacturer

Asus

Socket / CPU

LGA1151

Form Factor

Micro ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

64 GB

Color

Black / Red

Chipset

Intel Z170

Memory Type

DDR4

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

  • DDR4-2133
  • DDR4-2400
  • DDR4-2666
  • DDR4-2800
  • DDR4-3000
  • DDR4-3200
  • DDR4-3300
  • DDR4-3333
  • DDR4-3400

SLI/CrossFire

  • 2-Way SLI Capable
  • CrossFire Capable

PCI-E x16 Slots

2

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

1

PCI-E x1 Slots

0

PCI Slots

0

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

2

SATA Express

2

M.2 Slots

1

mSATA Slots

0

Onboard Video

Depends on CPU

Onboard USB3.0 Headers

Yes

Supports ECC

No

Wireless Networking

None

RAID Support

Yes

Price History

    Reviews

    hrong654
    • 132 points
    • 47 months ago

    from completed build Now That's What I Call Skylake!

    One of the best mATX motherboard for skylake on the market. It has everything that I need. The only problem is that it can't detect the temperature of the GPUs. Since I don't have a fan controller, the PWM fans can only change their speed depend on the CPU temperature. I have to turn up the fans manually when gaming.

    PAPB0007
    • 112 points
    • 45 months ago

    from completed build Gaming Cube

    Great mobo in such a small package. Lots of fan connections to play with, makes it super easy to overclock, I've always trusted Asus quality. My only issue is that the two PCI-E slots are a little too close together for the 2 R9 390s I had, which is why I switched to the 980Ti's.

    sky__walker
    • 35 points
    • 46 months ago

    Very stable, very powerful board and looks amazing.

    emiral_88
    • 27 points
    • 40 months ago

    from completed build Crazy College Cube

    This is a great motherboard. Besides looking totally badass and matching my color scheme, the Asus Maximus VIII Gene comes with all of the features I could ever need (or want, to be honest) and has enough space for everything I plugged into it. Plus, unlike some of the cheaper motherboards I researched, its sturdy feel and heavy weight gives the impression of quality and durability, and I believe it will last many years to come.

    My only complaint is that it comes with a really flimsy I/O shield. Considering the high quality of the motherboard itself, I was very surprised, but in the end, the motherboard gave me everything Asus promised me, and I was satisfied.

    BinaryLife
    • 24 points
    • 44 months ago

    from completed build LightBox

    All-in-all it seems like a really good board. It's packed with features, and the BIOS is really easy to navigate. The bundled Windows software is a bit hit-and-miss, and if you use the 5 stage tuning feature in AI Suite, it seems to ignore your settings (e.g. if you tell it to tune all cores the same, it still tunes them individually, and they all have different clock speeds). I tried using it for a while, and then gave up and returned to the BIOS.

    I also had an issue with the Thermaltake Riing fans using this board. They wouldn't remember the colour and speed settings, and after digging/asking around, I determined that the fan headers didn't supply enough power to allow the Thermaltake controller to remember its settings. So I ended up buying a molex to fan adapter, and going straight into the PSU.

    On a side note, I was a little disappointed with the condition of the boards when they arrived. I ended up sending 2 back due to them having noticeable scuffs on the heat-sinks, and the chrome bits had what looked like splatter marks on. They were purchased from totally different vendors too, so it seems to me like there's an issue either with QC at the factory, or transporting the goods to the UK?

    westonb27
    • 24 points
    • 40 months ago

    from completed build The Hive

    Gorgeous motherboard. I love the aesthetic. Shame I can't really see all the LED's with the 1070 in the way. The fan headers are well placed (for me at least with only 3 fans for now). Some of the extra features like Keybot and AI Suite are pretty nice. I love it.

    kran0z
    • 22 points
    • 45 months ago

    from completed build The Green Monster

    Pretty good board, just be careful with the PCIe slots and m.2 slots being so close together. The outside PCIe slot is 8x, not 16x.

    incognito213
    • 22 points
    • 40 months ago

    from completed build What's in the box?!?!

    Now I'm only looking forward because I don't care who is behind me.

    will_w
    • 21 points
    • 37 months ago

    from completed build Magic Monolith

    Wow. This feels and looks like a seriously thought out piece of kit. What doesn't this mobo have? You could get seriously lost in the plethora of options available here and I intend to. I'll just call out a few things that impressed; BIOS update over the wire from within the BIOS menu (but not to the Kaby Lake compatible BIOS released a couple of days earlier), loads of fan headers and optional auto-sensing of fan capabilities within the BIOS and what seems to be a very deep set of OC'ing options. If you are in two minds about buying this, just do yourself a favour and get it.

    Brethren2k
    • 19 points
    • 44 months ago

    from completed build Bleeding Sky

    Lots of granular overclocking features. Really stable - no complaints. The accessories included with this board was also very nice. The included adapter really cleans up those front I/O wires.

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