ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3: A micro-ATX with Z68 chipset and PCIe 3.0 10 October 2011Posted by computeraholic in Uncategorized.
The Maximus IV Gene-Z from Asus is known already: A small micro-ATX Mainboard with Intel Z68 chipset, which can have a proper equipment despite the small size. Now, the manufacturer has slightly expanded the motherboard and brings out a successor.
Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3 motherboard is set in the range ROG (Republic of Gamers) of the manufacturer. This belongs to the name “Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3,” meaning its name suggests, the real change: The motherboard comes with the support of the PCIe 3.0 specifications, therefore, the first time with the Ivy Bridge processors and next- gen graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia can be used.
Apart from that the motherboard has not really done anything. The format is still being held by the standard Micro-ATX, which remains the Z68 chipset. Four DDR3 benches available, which can be controlled up to DDR3-2200. There are two PCIe x16 slots, which are held on the PCIe 3.0 specifications. (CrossFire and SLI are possible) with fully