With the advent of Intel’s latest Z170 Express chipset, hardware manufacturers have been churning out motherboards based on the new platform. One of those manufacturers is ASUS, one of the world’s biggest PC hardware makers, and the company has announced that their new Republic of Gamers (ROG) Maximus VIII Formula high-end enthusiast and gaming motherboard will be available in the country soon.
The ROG Maximus VIII Formula is a Z170 Express chipset-based ATX gaming motherboard that features the company’s proprietary CrossChill EK hybrid cooling block that features a high-conductivity copper channel that supports both air and liquid cooling, ROG Armor that blocks and conducts heat from important board components, RGB illumination with 28 integrated LEDs controlled via ASUS’s Aura RGB LED lighting control, the company’s One-click 5-Way Optimization that dynamically optimizes the performance and energy use of the system, Intel Gigabit LAN with LANGuard protection, and SupremeFX audio which features professional-grade audio components including an ESS ES9023P digital-to-analog converter (DAC), Nichicon capacitors, and a 2Vrms headphone amp.
The new motherboard is also equipped with an LGA1151 socket that supports Intel’s 6th generation Intel Core “Skylake” processors as well as DDR4 sockets for the latest in memory hardware. It’s also equipped with NVM Express U.2 and M.2 sockets for high-speed 32Gbps data transfer rates, USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C ports, and 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity with an external antennas and MU-MIMO support.
The ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Formula will start showing up on store shelves in the country sometime in mid-February with an SRP of Php21,520.