Asus recently showcased the eighth installation in its ROG Formula motherboard series, the ROG Maximus VIII Formula. The gaming motherboard comes with plenty of features, like a custom cooling system, that will surely attract many PC gamers and enthusiasts. Asus’ newest gaming motherboard will replace the ROG Maximus VII Formula that was previously announced last year.
The ROG Maximus VIII Formula features an LGA 1151 socket which will enable the gaming motherboard to support Intel’s Skylake processors. In addition to that, the gaming motherboard comes with four DDR4 DIMM – dual in-line memory module – slots which will allow up to an eye popping 64GB of DRAM (Dynamic RAM). That’s not all, the ROG Maximus VIII Formula also comes with eight 6 Gbps SATA III ports, two SATAe ports and a single NVMe SSD connector.
In terms of design, the ROG Maximus VIII Formula motherboard design features a glossy black PCB that is protected using the ROG Armour (protective shield). The ROG Armour not only gives protection to the gaming motherboard, it also blocks heat from the graphics card as well. Interestingly, Asus has collaborated with EK Water Blocks to come up with a hybrid cooling solution for the gaming motherboard. However, the exact details of the cooler blocks are yet to be announced by Asus.
Generally, Asus’ gaming motherboards come in a red and black colour scheme. For some of its consumers, the colour scheme isn’t as attractive as it once used to be. Which is why Asus is giving gamers the freedom to customise colours on the ROG Maximus VIII Formula motherboard via RGB lighting. ROG Maximus VIII Formula motherboard users will be able to customise the colour of the gaming motherboard to their heart’s content.
Unfortunately, Asus did not officially provide the date of availability for the ROG Maximus VIII Formula. This means that fellow gamers and PC enthusiasts in Malaysia would have to wait for now. According to WCCFtech, the retail price for the gaming motherboard would be around US$380 (about RM1635).