When ASUS launched their Republic of Gamers Z87 motherboards there was one that was missing, the Maximus VI Formula. They had already launched the Maximus VI Extreme, Hero, GeneZ and Impact boards. After a little while ASUS went ahead and finally launched the Maximus VI Formula motherboard. So why is this motherboard so special? Two things that really stand out about it is that it features the same Thermal Armor that ASUS has used on its TUF series of motherboards and it is the first ASUS motherboard to use the CrossChill hybrid air and water-cooling technology to keep the VRM’s nice and cool. Beyond that this is a Republic of Gamers board so you have Extreme Engine Digi+ III, SupremeFX Formula audio, Sonic Radar and a mPCIe Combo II with 802.11ac/Bluetooth 4.0. Does this board have it all? Read on as we find out!
The Maximus VI Formula comes in ASUS’s typical retail packaging. On the front it just lets you know that it is the Maximus VI Formula board. On the back it goes over some of the main features of the board along with giving you a full layout of the I/O.
The retail package actually opens up like a book to show you the board and give you even more information. Getting everything out of the box you of course have the Maximus VI Formula motherboard, I/O shield, mPCIe combo card, 4 bags of SATA cables, CrossFire connector, driver and utility CD, SATA label stickers, Q connectors, door hanger and user’s guide.
For a full unboxing and overview of the Maximus VI Forumula be sure to check out our video below.