ASUS ever brings out interesting CPU board, so that still a slenderly various model this time determine their way to us this is ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z kept in micro-ATX format, established on the Intel chipset and Z68 gives many overclocking characteristics. ASUS has the ability to output graphics of the Sandy Bridge processors used, also has the Intel Smart Response Technology (IRT) to speed up the disk using an SSD as a cache ready.
The small motherboard has a great outfit USB 3.0, eSATA and SATA 6 Gb / s are on board, the round two PCI Express x16 slots, the overall picture. The Lucid Virtu technology to efficiently use the integrated graphics and dedicated graphics card will allow what features the motherboard still stands, we clarify the following pages.
The layout of the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z is limited by the Micro-ATX format a bit, there is no PCI slot used, although it would have been space - ASUS is apparently assuming that is installed in each case, a dedicated graphics. But this is already the only point of criticism the two PCIe x16 slots share the 16 lanes of the CPU the PCIe x4 slot back open over four lanes is connected.
For hard disks and other drives are provided by the Intel chipset Z68 four SATA 3 Gbps and two 6-Gb / s ports a JMicron 362 controller fires the eSATA channels, each with up to 3 Gbit / s In addition to the header for two USB 3.0 ports, there are two USB 2.0 headers for each of two ports a total of four USB 3.0 ports are provided by two asmedia controller.
The ATX panel has a PS2, eight USB 2.0 ports, two eSATA and two USB 3.0 ports and a Gigabit LAN port Intel the white USB 2.0 port is also used for ROG Connect. For the video-output only comes with an HDMI port thanks to the appropriate adapters, but can also be connected with DVI monitors the sound can be picked up via six analog phone jack for an optical digital output port is available.