ASUS’s Republic of Gamers (ROG) products cater to gamers and hardware enthusiasts. Many of these same people attend LAN parties. No want wants to lug a huge system to a LAN party, it just is not fun. That is one of the reasons why ASUS has a “Gene” line of motherboards. These are micro ATX boards that are perfect for building a great LAN or small for factor system. Many people think micro ATX boards lack many features that normal ATX boards have, but the board we are taking a look at today is a ROG board. The ASUS Maximus V Gene features an all digital power delivery design in their Extreme Engine Digi+ II, a mPCIe combo card so you can add an mSATA SSD or a mPCIe card of your choice, ASUS’s own 8-channel Supreme FX III sound solution, CrossFireX and SLI support, and native PCIe 3.0 and USB 3.0. That is just the tip of the iceberg there are so many features in this board you won’t believe it is only a micro ATX board! Read on as we take a look…
Special thanks to ASUS for providing us with the Maximus V Gene motherboard to review.
The Maximus V Gene comes in the typical ROG-styled retail motherboard box. On the back of the box you have an overview of some of the main features as well as a list of specifications that you will find on the second page of this review.
There is actually a tab on the front of the box that opens up to give you even more information about the board. This is really helpful if you are in a retail store looking to purchase this board. Opening the box up and getting everything out you have a lot inside. As far as your accessories package goes you have 3 bags of SATA cables, ROG connect USB cable, I/O shield, SLI bridge, Q-connectors, mPCIe combo card, stickers to label your SATA cables, drivers & utilities CD, an ASUS door hanger and the user’s guide.
To show you everything that the Maximus V Gene comes with an for a full overview of the board and its features check out our video below.