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ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z - LGA 1155 - Z68 - Republic of Gamer Series - mATX Intel Z68 Micro ATX DDR3 2200 Motherboards

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  • LGA 1155 socket supports 2nd Generation Intel Core i7/Core i5/Core i3 Processors
  • Intel Z68 Chipset
  • Mem TweakIt -Real-time memory tuning without a system reboot
  • ROG Connect / ROG iDirect - Easy and direct OC control at a pure hardware level
  • SupremeFX X-Fi built-in 8-Ch. HD audio with EAX5.0 support
  • 1 x Intel Gigabit LAN
  • Intel Smart Response Technology - Experience the Benefits of both SSD and HDD
  • LucidLogix Virtu -Utilize both iGPU and Discrete graphic card at same time


Product Description

The ASUS Republic of Gamer (R.O.G.) series motherboard pioneers new overclocking methods to enthusiasts. Maximus IV Gene-Z motherboard features Intel's Z68 chipset supporting the latest LGA 1155 processors.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 11.6 x 11.1 inches ; 3.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005584ZHQ
  • Item model number: Maximus IV Gene-Z
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 9, 2011

Technical Details

  • Processor Socket: LGA 1155
  • Form Factor: Micro ATX
  • RAM Memory Technology: DDR3 2200;DDR3 2133;DDR3 1866;DDR3 1600;DDR3 1333

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

If you're looking for a great mATX board, this one is it.
J. Bair
I previously was using the Asrock P67 Extreme4 motherboard which was very popular before Z68 came out, and I am already liking the Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z just as much.
powerop
The Bios is very easy to use, and for the mobo to overclock on auto setting was just a click away (also was the memory once you turn on Xmp).
Baron Munchausen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Dave on October 27, 2011
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As a techie, I build or significantly upgrade my home PC about 2-3 times a year. As a result I go through a fair share of products and get to know what is good and what isn't. For my most recent computer build, I wanted a motherboard with good audio for music and games, lots of BIOS options for customization, plus SATA 6 GB and a mATX form factor. Being that the Z68 chipset is the best out there right now, the Maximus IV GENE-Z was really the best option and I'm not disappointed with my purchase.

The motherboard is definitely high-end, with small touches you normally don't find on a basic board, such as a plastic, labelled and custom padded in/out panel for use with your PC case. The build quality is very good. There are 5, 4-pin PWM fan headers (2 CPU, 3 chassis). And perfect for those tweakers out there, there's a LCD display for error codes if you overclock just a little too much.

The board's performance is excellent, as would be expected. My one complaint is regarding ASUS' support website for drivers and software. They really screwed up the release of BIOS updates, because the most recent update has a lower version # than a past update. As a result, the EZ Flash BIOS utility won't let you "downgrade" from your current BIOS to a lower version #. When I brought this to Tech Support's attention via e-mail, it's as if they didn't even read my entire e-mail but rather sent a canned response about how to upgrade the BIOS. Having owned about a dozen ASUS products, this is not typical of them. Their service and support website are usually top-notch. Hopefully, this is just an isolated incident.

Overall, you can't go wrong with this motherboard if you value having the best. Even if you are not a gamer, you can appreciate the extra features this board comes with, including the X-Fi audio software, a year subscription to Kaspersky AV, plus the excellent hardware. It makes the higher price 100% worth it.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Josh Dastmalchi on July 30, 2011
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Looks good, ports galore, and my CPU coolers don't hit the memory.

PCI slots designed such that you can have two big cards SLId without hitting anything else on the board.

Great features and layout, with a good price point.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ronny on August 13, 2011
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Fast shipping, beautiful design troubleshooting LEDs...Intel Sandy Bridge, on board graphics,,,,What more could you ask for? So far a day in and it is running flawlessly. Asus provides ALL of the utilities to from monitoring to controlling fan speed. I mean overclocking the VGA and CPU is SO easy. Just move some sliders and thats it. Great steal for 170.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By powerop on January 26, 2012
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Installation into a new custom pc build went without a hitch. It accepted my i5-2500k, 16gb of Gskill DDR3 1333 value ram at 1.5v, and a Crucial M4 120g Sata 3 SSD out of the box with no problems or changes to the bios. This board has the new UEFI bios and supports GPT disk structure for hard drives larger than 2.2 TB. The bios version out of the box was 0706 for me, current enough to install Intel Rapid Storage Drivers for SSD users. Current bios version is higher on the Asus webpage, but I have yet to decide within good reason to upgrade when everything is working excellent right now.

PROS:
+ Features SATA 6GBs, PCI-E 3.0, SupremeFX X-Fi 2 audio
+ 5 fan headers on the board, all of which are 4-pin for fans with PWM
+ The Mosfet heatsinks next to the CPU socket do not block large aftermarket CPU coolers
+ Power and reset buttons on the motherboard, also next to Diagnostics LED's for troubleshooting.
+ 8 regular USB 2.0 ports + 2 USB 3.0 ports on the rear panel

CONS:
- No Firewire IEEE 1394 Port on the rear panel nor internally on the motherboard! Make sure you don't need this.
- Includes USB 3.0 header on the board, but no included cable for a USB 3.0 Font Panel
- Two eSata ports on the rear panel, but it is 3 Gb/s versus 6 Gb/s

MIXED:
+/- No regular PCI slot. Some people want this, some dont. I for one, I will miss using my TV tuner card.
+/- No 4pin molex connecter on the board to power GPU's. Although, most cards have their own power connecter (6-pin).
+/- Memory slots use a new securing clip on the bottom side, or rather lack thereof because its not visible.
+/- Only two SATA 3 ports for SSD. For some, this is enough for one main RAID setup.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Rique on September 28, 2013
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I bought this Motherboard in November 2011 and assembled a machine with an i5 2400, 8GB Corsair Dominator, 650W XFX PS and an XFX 6870. It performed beautifully , tried all of the features. The UEFI BIOS works well, runs cool, all of the sensors work, recognizes XMP profiles on ram. Threw games on max settings, CAD , heavy data processing, video editing , graphics work at it and the board was solidly performing, great stuff huh!

On the 13th Sept, 2013 while reading the weather forecast(of all things), the video output from both PCI-e slots just went kaput, so I swapped 3 different graphics cards that work on other machines, re-seated CPU and RAM modules, reset CMOS, update BIOS, nothing works, they literally were dead. However, the on-board video output(HDMI) worked fine and showed that nothing was recognized in the pci express slots in the BIOS, Windows 7 and Fedora.

Talked to Asus representatives soon after, they were very patient, polite and helpful with the whole process, ran me through standard troubleshooting procedures, then advised me to RMA. Thus far I have sent this to RMA, bubbled wrapped and in the original packaging. It arrived at Asus' Indiana facility on the 25th Sept, 2013. I'll keep this review updated with the progress.
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