ASUS ROG Announces Maximus VIII Impact Mini-ITX Motherboard
Asus Republic of Gamers announced a new mini-ITX motherboard with ATX grade performance for enthusiastic gamers. Dubbed Maximus VIII Impact, the motherboard has been carefully engineered and tested for mini-ITX case designs and CPU coolers to ensure that customers looking for a mini gaming system with the power of a full sized one will not be disappointed.
The motherboard is based on the Intel Z170 chipset and has LGA 1151 socket for the latest 6th Intel processors. Due to its Impact Power III voltage regulator module, optimization and fan extension card, combined with Pro Clock technology, the Maximus VIII Impact can reach extremely high clock speeds, even as high as 4133MHz and beyond in the case of overclocked DDR4 memory modules.
Maximus VIII Impact also offers the best mini-ITX audio in the shape of SupremeFX Impact III with color-coded LEDs to facilitate plugging in peripherals in the right audio jack, and the best lag-banishing networking technologies with Intel Gigabit Ethernet, plus ASUS LANGuard and GameFirst technologies to prioritize game traffic and minimize ping times.
The motherboard also delivers 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2×2 dual band 2.4/5GHz antennas for incredibly fast transfer speeds. This coupled with its Multi-User MIMO technology ensures that every user experiences the best wireless and online speeds.
It also has built-in U.2 SSD connectors that provide an amazing data transfer speed of up to 32Gbit/s. The board is also equipped with USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C connectors to provide data transfer speed almost twice as fast as USB 3.0