ASUS Maximus IX Formula  (Source: Amazon)
This motherboard really shines with the Aura RGB LED lightning scheme and soars front panel connectors for Wi-Fi ac and USB-C.

This ASUS motherboard was designed to take full advantage of 7th generation Intel Core processors. And in doing so, the Maximus IX Formula achieves maximum connectivity and speed with onboard 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Intel Optane Memory compatibility.

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Visually, this motherboard delivers with an intuitive lighting-control software called Aura. You can customize your own LED effects which present a multi-color glow via a built-in RGB LED.  Simply connect your RGB strips via two onboard 4-pin headers and your build will be light up the your environment with a display featuring nine different lighting schemes.

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Maximus IX Formula features superior sound with its SupremeFX audio technology which delivers exceptional 113dB signal-to-noise ratio on the line-in connection and 120dB on the line-out. This provides excellent sound experience and recording capability.

You can connect to the world with the ROG Maximus IX Formula thanks to its Intel Ethernet (1219-V) which provides faster, smoother gaming. There is an onboard USB 3.1 front-panel connector that allows for the highest data transferring speeds possible.

Here are the SPECS:

Maximus IX Formula


Intel Socket 1151 for 7th / 6th Generation Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i3 / Pentium / Celeron Processors

Supports Intel 14nm CPU

Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0


Intel Z270


4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4


Integrated Graphics Processor

Multi-GPU Support

Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology

Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology


Expansion Slots

2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16

1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16

3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1



Intel Z270 Chipset


Intel I219V

Anti-surge LANGuard

ROG GameFirst Technology


Wireless Data Network

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Supports MU-MIMO


ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220


Windows 10 64-bit

Windows 8.1 64-bit

Windows 7 32-bit

Windows 7 64-bit


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