Asus Maximus 5 Gene

  • Asus Maximus 5 Gene
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Based on 18 scores, 51 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    15
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Clean and simple color-themed layout.
  • Fully functional AMI UEFI BIOS.
  • Support for 3 TB drives.

Cons:

  • Low SATA performance numbers.
  • Addon mPCIE card retention mechanism questionable.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Expert Reviews on 100

A perfect balance between price, ease-of-use and power...

By ThinkComputers on 100

You know in many people’s minds micro ATX motherboard are cheap, boy are they wrong! The Maximus V Gene is probably the most feature-packed Z77 mATX motherboard and it has more features than many full-sized Z77 motherboards! ASUS knows gamers...

By FutureLooks on 90

What attributes make a motherboard an ROG? If it’s the higher quality components, proven digital power management, efficiency, stability, high performance, expansion needed to last, and overclocking, then the ASUS Maximus V GENE is worthy of...

By Pureoverclock on 100

If you are looking to build a low priced gaming PC, a Lan Party rig, or a top performing HTPC, the Asus Maximus V Gene has the prowess you are looking for. Discuss in the...

By VR-Zone on -

First established almost five years ago, Asus's Republic of Gamers team has grown from strength to strength, improving on their offerings generation after generation by recruiting the best engineering talents and support personnel in the industry,...

By uk.hardware.info on -

In April we published a round-up of 20 motherboards with Z77 chipsets compatible with the new Intel Ivy Bridge processors. Those CPUs weren't available yet at the time so we had to do the tests with the previous generation Sandy Bridge processors....

By APC Magazine on 90

The top of the top is a perfect way to describe the ASUS Maximus V Gene. The monstrous Maximus V Extreme has just been unveiled, but for the time being ASUS has launched the Micro ATX Gene as the premier Republic of Gamers board.The latest Gene is...

By Overclockers Club on -

The one thing in common with all the Z77 boards I have tested is that they all fall into a specific performance envelope based on the installed hardware. Any which way you cut it, your hardware is going to only give you what it can. Better power...

By HardOCP on -

ASUS is definitely the most well known motherboard manufacturer on the planet. Like most companies, it offers a wide range of products for multiple market segments. However ASUS created the Republic of Gamer's brand for its upper echelon products...

By techPowerUp! on 98

There's not much left for me to say about the ASUS Maximus V Gene. Its overclock performance is second to none, has one of the best software packages, it is ready for gamers and extreme clockers alike, uses relatively tight voltage regulation,...

By bjorn3d.com on 95

Another Z77 Board on the books, and this one thoroughly impressed. Honestly we really wish there was a full ATX variant like the Formula that we saw recently, or hopefully an Extreme to come soon. We also wish that ASUS had gone the standard route...

By TweakTown on 95

Coming in at $199 the ASUS Maximus V GENE comes in and hits at a really nice price point. While ROG boards tend to be a little bit more expensive than other models, the mATX form factor on offer from ASUS means that the pricing comes in slightly more...

By overclockers.com on -

Look up at the rest of this review. Does that sound like a mATX motherboard to you? No. In fact, I'd say it is just as capable as any motherboard on the market. Which brings us to the only drawback really – it's mATX. You know that when...

By Hardware Canucks on -

The highly anticipated release of Ivy Bridge processors and motherboards has marked a new lineup of hardware which has so far proven to be a worthy successor to the Sandy Bridge generation. With the ROG team's first Z77 release in the Maximus V...

By Bit-tech.net on 88

If we’re honest here, we’re a little disappointed - the Maximus V Gene doesn’t distinguish itself from the competition in terms of raw performance in the way its predecessors have. This is a shame, but it’s indicative of a mature...

By eTeknix on -

Little over two weeks ago we took a look into the all new world of the Z77 chipset and board that will support Intel's all new Ivy Bridge processors. This lineup of boards included the Maximus V Gene and we were very impressed with what the board...

By Guru of 3D on -

Today we test the ASUS Maximus V Gene, a smaller motherboard (mATX) yet a product that just oozes with dandy features and overclock potential. Get this, we took a Core i7 3770K processor towards 5.0 GHz. Next to the tweaking possibilities this is a...

By Vortez on -

Although Intel’s Z77 motherboards have been on the market for many weeks now, without the launch and availability of their 3rd Generation of CPUs codenamed Ivy Bridge the true potential of these motherboards has been somewhat a mystery. We have...

By Hi Tech Legion on -

If you’re familiar with ASUS motherboards you are likely familiar with their enthusiast line Republic of Gamers, based on the Socket series is how ASUS names them. All ROG AMD based motherboards carry the name Crosshair, Intel X series...

By Kitguru.net on 90

Kitguru has been busy for the last week preparing multiple reviews for the latest Intel launch today. In this particular review we will look at the Asus Maximus V Gene when paired up with the Intel i7 3770k processor. In this review we will focus...