ASUS ROG Maximus IX Extreme: The motherboard with integrated water block

Asus opts for a cooling system pre-installed for the proposed new top of the range dedicated to the Intel Core family of processors.

Asus has released a new mother of the family card ROG, Republic of Gamers, intended for use with Intel Core processors Kaby Lake family. The new model, Maximus IX Extreme, stands out for the presence of an integrated liquid cooling system used to dissipate the heat generated by the CPU.

The card incorporates the technical characteristics at the base of the other solutions Asus Maximus IX of the family based on Chipset Intel Z270, enriching them with some original features among which the design of the cooling system. The water block mounted at the height of the socket of the processor, developed in collaboration with Bitspower, covers both the CPU as the power circuitry of the card, so as to better integrate the dissipation of all components.

The card is not coupled to the radiator and circulation pump of the liquid, components that must be chosen from among those commercially available as aftermarket solutions. The water block integrates at their internal circuitry of the liquid flow monitoring, with verification of the inlet and outlet temperatures, all it matched by now inevitable RGB LED.

Asus has chosen to offer on the two PCI Express 16x slot card for video cards separated from each other by as many as 3 slots: in this way, it facilitates the use of particularly bulky cooling systems also coupled to the GPU, even combining for a liquid-kit looped through the water block dedicated to the CPU. A third PCI Express mechanical slot 16x 4x but electric is mounted in the lower part of the PCB, usable with AMD CrossFireX configurations at 3 cards while the support to SLI of NVIDIA technology is limited to only two tabs.

We point out, among the implemented technical solutions, also of dissipation plates that cover the area dedicated to the SSDs in M.2 format. These make it possible to maintain the SSD memory chips on content values ​​of operating temperature, stabilizing the speed performance and ensuring in this way also a superior durability.

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MSI Enthusiastic Gaming Intel Kaby Lake Z270 DDR4 VR Ready HDMI USB 3 ATX Motherboard (Z270 GAMING M6 AC)
  • Supports 7th/6th Gen Intel Core/Pentium/Celeron processors for LGA 1151 socket
  • Supports DDR4-3800+(OC) Memory
  • VR Ready and VR Boost

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