ASUS Announces Z270 Series Motherboards

ASUS announced its complete 2017 lineup of Z270 motherboards designed to maximize the potential of 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. The new range includes the highly-anticipated next-generation Republic of Gamers (ROG) Maximus IX gaming motherboards.

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Also included in the lineup are the latest ROG Strix gaming motherboards for style-conscious enthusiast, the all-new ASUS Prime series for everyday customization and tuning, and the latest ASUS TUF boards with 24/7 stability and newly-added overclocking abilities. The ASUS workstation motherboard series has also been updated for the Z270 revolution — and all boards are loaded with exclusive technologies to enable users to extract every ounce of performance from Intel’s latest CPUs.

Built for performance: Multiple overclocking-friendly technologies

ASUS-exclusive 5-Way Optimization dynamically optimizes essential aspects of the system based on real-time use, including the all-new Stress Test Distribution feature that allows users to adjust the proportion of CPU and DRAM stress for the best overclocking performance. As well, the latest-generation Fan Xpert 4 allows users to monitor the GPU temperature to ensure cooler usage scenarios when the graphics card is under heavy loads, such as during 3D content creation or when gaming.

ASUS Pro Clock technology has a dedicated base-clock (BCLK) generator designed for 7th Generation Intel processors, enabling overclocked base-clock frequencies of up to 425MHz and beyond. It works in tandem with the ASUS TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) to enhance voltage and base-clock overclocking control, and boosts performance up to 5.4GHz and beyond.

Third-generation ASUS T-Topology takes DDR4 memory overclocking to new heights — up to 4133MHz or even beyond. Refined manufacturing ensures ultra-consistent quality and minimal crosstalk between custom trace paths, so users can enjoy the thrill of overclocking DDR4 with time-aligned signaling for superior stability. And ASUS motherboards are tested for compatibility with industry-leading 790+[3] DDR4 memory modules — for great flexibility and reassurance.

Record-breaking performance: Redefining limits for the 7th Gen era

The all-new ROG Maximus IX Apex motherboard is the latest ground breaking model in the ROG product family which brings players back to ROG’s roots, a one-of-kind community for world-class cutting-edge enthusiasts looking to reach the apex of gaming performance. With a performance-oriented layout, the Apex enables overclocking enthusiasts to go beyond the limits by using extreme cooling methods, including liquid nitrogen (LN2) or liquid helium (LHe)— and it’s already scored multiple world records (WRs) and global first places (GFPs), several being long-standing records. These include the best Intel Core processors CPU frequency  processors, with a record of 7.383GHz on a single core and one thread and 7.328GHz on four cores and eight threads using the Intel Core i7-7700K. It also set a reference clock (BCLK) at 584MHz and a memory frequency surpassing 5GHz, with 5041MHz. In total, the Maximus IX Apex has secured eight world records and 13 global first places, as detailed in the following table:

Category Benchmark New score WR/GFP*
2D benchmarks PiFast 8sec 72ms WR
SuperPi 1M 4sec 937ms WR
SuperPi 32M 4mn 17sec 500ms WR
Cinebench R11.5 – 4x 16.73 GFP
Cinebench R15 – 4x 1515 GFP
Geekbench3 multi – x4 29463 GFP
GPUPI for CPU – 1B x4 225643 GFP
HWBOT Prime – 4x 8471 GFP
wPrime 32M – 4x 2sec 891ms GFP
wPrime 1024M – 4x 1mn 31sec 516ms GFP
XTU – 4x 2301 GFP
Category Benchmark New score WR / GFP
Legacy benchmarks Aquamark
1x GPU 652098 GFP
3DMark2001 SE
1x GPU 212326 WR
3DMark03
1x GPU 351557 WR
2x GPU 342682 GFP
3DMark05
1x GPU 88398 WR
2x GPU 87604 GFP
3Dmark06
1x GPU 68888 WR
2x GPU 68766 GFP
Category Benchmark New score WR / GFP
3D Benchmark Unigine Heaven – Xtreme preset
1x GPU 11009.58 GFP
2x GPU 11187.77 WR

*All world records were verified on 3rd January 2017 on HWBOT.org

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS Z270 motherboards are now available in the Philippines starting January 2017. Suggested retail prices will be updated.

 

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