Review ASUS ROG Maximus VI Impact: Solusi Gaming dan Overclocking di Mini-ITX

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September 30, 2013
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Bagi pengguna komputer yang mendambakan sebuah PC berukuran mungil, motherboard berukuran mini-ITX kadang menjadi pilihan. Ukuran motherboard mini-ITX yang hanya 17 x 17cm membuatnya bisa dipadukan dengan berbagai casing kecil yang relatif tidak memakan banyak tempat.

Karena ukurannya yang kecil, kadang-kadang motherboard mini-ITX(mITX) ini memiliki slot ekspansi yang terbatas. Sayangnya, selain masalah ekspansi ini, banyak rumor negatif yang beredar mengenai motherboard berukuran mITX, misalnya motherboard mITX memiliki performa rendah, tidak cocok untuk solusi PC gaming, komponennya tidak tahan lama, serta memiliki overclockability buruk(atau bahkan tidak ada).

ASUS mencoba untuk membuktikan bahwa rumor-rumor tersebut tidak benar dengan merilis ASUS ROG Maximus VI Impact. Motherboard Mini-ITX ini diklaim memiliki desain yang sangat berbeda dari kebanyakan motherboard mini-ITX lainnya. Yang unik, tidak seperti motherboard mini-ITX lainnya, ASUS mengedepankan kemampuan overclocking pada motherboard ini. Potensi tuning yang tersembunyi pada motherboard mini ini pun membuatnya sanggup diajak ‘berlari’, seperti yang telah dibuktikan pada ajang AOCT 2013 Bandung beberapa waktu lalu.

Nah, sekarang mari kita kupas tuntas motherboard ini!

 

Z87 Chipset Diagram

Intel Z87 ChipsetDiagram

Spesifikasi

Berikut ini spesifikasi Maximus VI Impact, seperti yang tertera di website-nya :

CPU

Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

Chipset

Intel® Z87

Memory

2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

Graphic

Integrated Graphics Processor
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
– Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
– Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™

Expansion Slots

1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16
1 x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1 *1

Storage

Intel® Z87 chipset : 
4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology *2
Intel® Z87 chipset : 
1 x eSATA port(s), red
Intel® Z87 chipset : 
1 x M.2 (NGFF) Socket 2 on mPCIe Combo II expansion card(s), black
Support M.2 (NGFF) Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SSD card (up to 110mm in length), support PCI express 2.0 x1 and SATA 6Gb/s standards

LAN

Intel® I217V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

Wireless Data Network

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac*3
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz

Bluetooth

Bluetooth V4.0
Bluetooth V3.0+HS

Audio

ROG SupremeFX Impact 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *4
– Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
– Lineout DAC playback Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted, Differential output): 115 dB
– Headphone DAC playback Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted, Differential output):110 dB
– TI LM4562 high-fidelity audio OP AMP(s)
Audio Feature :
– SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
– ELNA premium audio capacitors
– Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
– Sonic Radar
– DTS Connect
– Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
– Music PnP

USB Ports

Intel® Z87 chipset : *5
6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® Z87 chipset : *6
6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 2 at mid-board)

ROG Exclusive Features

SupremeFX Impact
mPCIe Combo II (mPCIe/M.2 combo card)
Impact Power :
– 8 + 2 phase power design
– 60A BlackWing Chokes
– 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
ProbeIt
UEFI BIOS features :
– ROG BIOS Print
– GPU.DIMM Post
– Tweakers’ Paradise
– ROG SSD Secure Erase
ROG RAMDisk
GameFirst II
Extreme Tweaker

Special Features

ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization :
– The tuning key perfectly consolidates ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ Power Control, TPU, EPU, and Fan Xpert 2 optimize the digital power setting, system performance, power saving and whole system cooling configuration
CPU Level Up
ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
– Wi-Fi GO! Function: Cloud GO!, Media Streaming Hub, Smart Sensor Control, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer, Capture & Send
– Wi-Fi Engine for network sharing and connection: Client Mode, AP Mode
ASUS Exclusive Features :
– USB BIOS Flashback
– MemOK!
– AI Suite 3
– Ai Charger
– USB Charger+
– USB 3.0 Boost
– Disk Unlocker
ASUS EZ DIY :
– ASUS O.C. Profile
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Q-Design :
– ASUS Q-Shield
– ASUS Q-Cable
– ASUS Q-Code
– ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
– ASUS Q-DIMM
Overclocking Protection :
– ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

Operating System Support

Windows® 8
Windows® 7

Back I/O Ports

1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x eSATA
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.0 (blue)
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
3 x Audio jack(s)
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x ROG Connect On/ Off switch(es)
1 x Q-Code LED
1 x DirectKey button
1 x MemOK! button

Internal I/O Ports

1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x TPM connector(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x DRCT header(s)
10 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
1 x FastBoot jumper(s)
1 x SupremeFX Impact connector(s)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
1 x mPCIe Combo II connector(s)

Accessories

User’s manual
1 x ASUS Q-Cable
1 x SupremeFX Impact audio card(s)
1 x Optional 4-in-1 washers for CPU cooler backplate
I/O Shield
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
1 x mPCIe Combo II card(s) with dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS module

BIOS

64Mb UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI5.0a Multi-Language BIOS

Manageability

WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE

Support Disc

Drivers
ROG GameFirst II
ROG RAMDisk
ROG CPU-Z
ROG Mem TweakIt
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
ASUS WebStorage
ASUS Utilities

Form Factor

Mini ITX Form Factor
6.7 inch x 6.7 inch ( 17 cm x 17 cm )

Note

*1: The mini-PCIe slot is pre-installed with a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module on mPCIe Combo II expansion card.
*2: The functions support depends on the CPU types.
*3: The module is pre-installed on mPCIe Combo II expansion card.
*4: 8-channel audio output is supported by jack-retasking using a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel.
*5: Support ASUS USB 3.0 Boost, UASP standard on the Intel native USB 3.0 is only supported under Windows® 8.
*6: 2 x USB2.0 ports at mid-board shares with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.

 

Daftar Isi

Halaman 1(Halaman ini): Overview & Spesifikasi Motherboard

Halaman 2: Kemasan & Perlengkapan

Halaman 3: Bentuk Fisik Motherboard

Halaman 4: BIOS & Utility

Halaman 5: Spesifikasi Testbed & Setting

Halaman 6: Benchmark – Sintetik

Halaman 7: Benchmark – Real Life Apps & Gaming, Konsumsi Daya

Halaman 8: Bonus – Extreme Overclocking Test

Halaman 9: Penutup dan Kesimpulan

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