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ASUS Launches The Maximus V GENE Motherboard

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ASUS has today launched the Maximus V GENE motherboard, based on the new Intel Z77 chipset. Please check your favorite retailer/etailer for availability and pricing. If you are interested in more details about the new ROG hardware, you can see feature guides and links to media reviews of the new GENE board in the Maximus V article directory.

The PR below the pics is the official word of our ASUS mothership.

ASUS launches new Maximus V GENE, Republic of Gamers Motherboard

Powerful micro ATX gaming performance, with Intel® Z77 chipset, exclusive mPCIe Combo™ card & SupremeFX III™ audio

Taipei, Taiwan (April 8, 2012) — In its fifth successive generation, ASUS ROG has launched its Maximus V Series motherboards with the Maximus V GENE. This micro ATX powerhouse is built using the latest Intel® Z77 chipset, which supports Intel 3rd and 2nd Generation LGA1155 processors and PCI-Express Gen-3 for single or multi-GPU. The Republic of Gamers team has endeared the black and red styled Maximus V GENE with exclusive features such as the Extreme Engine DIGI+ II™, SupremeFX III™ gaming audio, Intel® Ethernet with ROG GameFirst and the newly added mPCIe Combo™ card.

Give Your PC A Power Up With The ROG Exclusive mPCIe Combo™ Card

The mPCIe Combo card is a new innovation by the ROG team, combining the twin functions of mPCIe with mSATA into a single, extensible add-in card that still allows full use of the PCI-Express slots for multi-GPU graphics. With the addition of an mSATA SSD for use with Intel® Smart Response Technology or simply installing the entire OS, this frees up standard SATA ports for other uses. The combination of a standard mPCIe socket on the other side allows unique upgrades such as WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G/4G, GPS and other connectivity.

Achieve Better Overclocking From Premium Hardware With An Optimized Design

The Maximus V GENE is true to the Republic of Gamers core, as a motherboard built for overclocking. Featuring the upgraded Extreme Engine DIGI+ II™ that includes 8+4+2 phase (CPU, iGPU, DRAM) and precise digital power control from two DIGI+ controllers combined with ROG UEFI BIOS functions, such as the new pre-configured memory IC profiles, yield a fantastic overclocking experience for enthusiasts.

Its 10k Black Metallic capacitors offer a 5x longer lifespan with 10k hours at 105C, and 20% better low temperature endurance – specifically selected for extreme cooling scenarios. The DRAM trace layout has also been further optimized over the previous Maximus IV generation to allow even higher frequencies as well.

SupremeFX III™ Sound – Premium Gaming Audio That Takes SNR To The 110dB Redline

Designed to bring gamers the best possible integrated audio, the SupremeFX III™ sound is a wholly separate sound PCB, identified by its ‘redline’ adjoining the main GENE motherboard. SupremeFX Shielding technology maximizes the audio quality by further isolating the audio processing from EMI, encasing the chipset under an aluminum cap. Combined with a large 1500uF buffer capacitor to provide sufficient energy to even the loudest sounds, SupremeFX III™ attains a lossless audio of up to 110dB SNR.

The addition of X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity, EAX Advanced HD 5.0, Creative Alchemy and THX TruStudio PRO complete the lineup of audio technologies on offer.

Intel Ethernet, ROG GameFirst and LucidLogix Virtu MVP

Intel® Ethernet and ROG GameFirst software combines up to 35% saving in CPU usage with network traffic prioritizing, while LucidLogix Virtu MVP support enables a new hybrid graphics mode that boosts overall GPU performance by up to 60%.

For more detailed information, please visit

Maximus V GENE Spec Overview


Intel® Socket 1155 for 3rd and 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors.


Intel® Z77


Quad channel; 4 x DIMM, max. 32GB, DDR3 2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/

1600/1333/1066 MHz,


2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, red)

1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 (black)

1 x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1 on mPCIe ComboTM


Support 2-Way NVIDIA SLI™ / ATI CrossFireX™ Technology / LucidLogix® Virtu™ MVP Technology

Graphic output

HDMI/DisplayPort ports


Gigabit Intel® Ethernet LAN


6 x USB 3.0; 8 x 2.0 ports


4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

2 x SATA 3Gb/s ports

1 x eSATA 3Gb/s ports

1 x mini-SATA 3Gb/s ports on mPCIe ComboTM


About ASUS

ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 11,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers, the company’s revenue for 2011 was around US$11.9 billion.

About ASUS Motherboards

Driven by homegrown innovation and dedication to absolute quality, ASUS has become the standard for motherboard excellence across diverse product ranges, leading the industry in global sales and positive customer feedback. Acknowledged by numerous accolades, ASUS motherboards propel computing forward with pioneering inventions. These include New DIGI+ Power Control, Dual Intelligent Processors for combined performance boosts and energy savings, and the unique whole-motherboard heat protection offered by the company’s TUF Series Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar. ASUS Republic of Gamers motherboards enable unfettered overclocking and performance tuning, serving as the mainstays of numerous world computing records. Important ASUS exclusives such as USB 3.0 Boost with UASP support, USB BIOS Flashback, and UEFI BIOS with EZ Mode demonstrate the ASUS commitment to harmonizing ingenuity and environmental responsibility with care for the people who use technology in everyday life.


The ASUS Republic of Gamers was created in 2006 in response to gamers and hardcore enthusiasts who requested more from their hardware. Since its creation, ROG has grown into a brand known for high quality and is an active participant in both gaming and overclocking events around the world, including QuakeCon, BlizzCon and Dreamhack. In the past five years, numerous overclocking records have been broken with ROG hardware and worldwide media have earning the brand over 1,200 awards and accolades. Adhering to the principle of “The Choice of Champions”, the ROG lineup includes motherboards, graphics cards, notebooks, desktops, mice and audio solutions, all designed to give gamers and enthusiasts the edge to win. To learn more, visit ROG at

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As the title says, The Maximus V GENE motherboard has been available in stores for rougly 2 weeks in Denmark. Now, I know you can't say much about the Formula board, but any chance we will hear something about it soon? As I understand it, the Formula board is supposed to launch approxmently 1 month after the Gene board, but is that about 1 month from now? Or is it closer, since it has been out for a few weeks here already?

Thank you,

Level 15
Yea some regions have had permission to sell early, but the 'official date' is today.

Formula is in May. We're not specifying an exact date yet sorry. 🙂

with the launch of this board, will we see bios updates to the Maximus IV series boards to get further memory dividers and/or the memory ic presets?

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Memory IC presets are currently for the Z77 ROG boards only. The profiles are tailored for the board (each takes a lot of work) so we cannot plug and play easily onto the older boards. The higher memory ratio support may be added at a later date if need be.

Level 7
im guessing the chances are pretty slim that the MIVE would see a bios update to intergrate more memory ratios though, correct?
guess im stuck with upgrading 😞

zeropluszero wrote:
im guessing the chances are pretty slim that the MIVE would see a bios update to intergrate more memory ratios though, correct?
guess im stuck with upgrading 😞

The DDR3 topology design has changed entirely between Maximus IV and V so it would be impossible to port it directly without significant extra RD time, which those guys are now putting into the next Maximus V boards to launch soon 😉 We'll detail the change in design v.soon!

Are you doing a lovely BIOS guide for us, Raja? :D:D