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FRONTPAGE ASUS Maximus VIII Gene Motherboard Review

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The initial Z170 chipset motherboard offerings from ASUS included several options from their Channel and ROG series. We've already had a look at a couple Channel series motherboards in the Z170-Deluxe and Z170-A, so it's time to step it up a notch and have our first look at a ROG Maximus VIII series motherboard. Currently available in the ROG series are the Maximus VIII Hero, Ranger, and Gene with the higher-end Formula and Extreme motherboards to follow this fall. Today, we'll be looking at the Maximus VIII Gene, which is a mATX form factor motherboard offering many of the same features you'll find on the larger ATX/EATX Maximus VIII motherboards. Let's get started and see what the Maximus VIII Gene has to offer.
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SF101

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I actually like the looks of this more than red and black.
 

Lvcoyote

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It's still red and black, just a WHOLE LOT less red than previous generation ROG boards.
 

ChargedRT

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Check out the Temperature difference comparison vs the Z170A @ 4.2GHz Intel XTU test.

The Gene does have 53 marks on the Z170-A, But look at the highest CPU temp reached!

49C vs 71C ?
 

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vistad

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Hello guys,

I want to buy MAXIMUS VIII GENE, but I mainly run Linux Mint. Have anyone tried to run Linux on MAXIMUS VIII GENE? What is your experience?

Thanks in advance!