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Socket / CPU
- 2-Way SLI Capable
- CrossFire Capable
PCI-E x16 Slots
PCI-E x8 Slots
PCI-E x4 Slots
PCI-E x1 Slots
SATA 6 Gb/s
Depends on CPU
Onboard USB3.0 Headers
- 15 points
- 5 months ago
from completed build Living the dream (machine)
I must admit this is an overkill for me to say the least! I'm definitely not in overclocking, even less in extreme OC as this MB is intended to be used, anyway I really wanted a granite-solid platform that left me without any doubt about stability, features, RAM compatibility, quality of components and - why not - aesthetic (it's gorgeous to my eyes thanks to its E-ATX form factor and the all-black look).
Who knows, maybe one day I will surrender to OC charm and become expert enough to squeeze this MB as it should... Nah, I don't even believe it myself.
- 10 points
- 4 months ago
from completed build Absinthe
The very top of the Maximus lineup! Ables to clock my 9900k at 5.3/5.4 with ease!
- 7 points
- 3 months ago
from completed build Regalia [Unfinished]
Simply gorgeous. And you will love unboxing it too.
- 6 points
- 1 month ago
from completed build My ROG Gaming PC (2019)
Maximus XI Extreme is the best Z390 motherboard with LGA1151 socket that ASUS has (and I think it's simply the best).
The cheaper Maximus XI motherboards have VRMs that according to some users overheat, apparently due to ASUS design decision (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLO-vYjJN-I), but this board has a better VRM. The only viable alternative is Apex (that is the best for overclocking), and it is £100 cheaper so I seriously considered it, but it has two disadvantages compared with Extreme:
- only 2 memory slots. Even though it supports double capacity DIMMs so you can still have 64Gb, these double capacity DIMMs were not available anywhere.
- simpler sound processor, so the features that other ASUS boards have will not be available (whether you need them is another question)
Extreme is E-ATX size, so even with the cases that support it may have more difficulties mounting it (as is the case with CM H500M where this board partially covers cable management windows).
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