In the framework of the press conference ASUS ROG at Computex 2014 company ASUS announced three new motherboard: two of them are long-awaited members of the gaming family Z97 ROG, and another novelty was rather pleasant surprise that prints a line of SSDS on the market of AMD APU. Model Maximus VII Maximus Formula and VII Impact are the continuation of his series with top-end chipsets Z97, which replaced Z87. Accordingly, novelties carry all the benefits Z97: including support for SATA Express, M.2 and lower DPC Latency.
Board Maximus VII Formula look like the previous generation, but the differences are still replacement. Side functionality development uses dual interface SATAe (one from the chipset, the other from the controller ASMedia) and map ASUS mPCIe Combo III, opening access to the slot mPCIe and M.2 (x2 and SATA). As for the audio, then the solution applied SupremeFX with SenseAmp.
The Rog Maximus VII Impact is based on the VI Impact and at the same time endowed with a renewed power subsystem Impact Power II, sound card SupremeFX Impact II)and mPCIe IV Combo with 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0. Maximus VII Impact also boasts a new “feature” called Impact CoolHub is a single card that is connected to the motherboard, which carries an advanced cooling system will surely enjoy it the hardcore overlockers.
And finally, one more surprise was ROG motherboard Crossblade Ranger. Last ASUS motherboard from the “collection” ROG AMD was Crosshair IV Formula-Z for AM3+. Therefore enthusiasts have long demanded to release something similar to the decisions of the series Maximus, but on the side of AMD. And so it happened: a new Crossblade Ranger with FM2+ there is much that is familiar to line Maximus VII functions. It will be applied discrete sound card SupremeFX, 8 port SATA controller Keybot, and also modes Slow Mode and LN2 Mode, check point voltage, and even Intel NIC. Yes, Intel NIC on the motherboard AMD.
Payment Formula and Crossblade Ranger should appear in retail in July, while the Impact in the third quarter of the current year. Prices will be announced closer to launch sales of new products.