- Brand: ASUS
- Model: Maximus VI Hero
- Website: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VI_HERO/
- RRP: £160 (At time of the review)
ASUS, who were founded in 1989 have been one of the pioneers in computer technology for the past 2 decades and continue to grow and adapt to the ever growing market demand. Back in 2006 ASUS launched what would be one of the most widely known brands in all of computing, the ROG or Republic of Gamers range. This was designed to deliver hard core gamers with the innovation and tools they needed to be fully equipped to handle anything. Even today, the ROG brand seems to be going from strength to strength and this is also due to the quality of the products. They are highly regarded in the field of overclocking also with some of the ROG motherboards being some of the best and most desirable in the world, but they needn’t cost the earth…
ASUS have recently launched their latest line of Republic of Gamers Maximus VI motherboards to compliment Intel’s latest CPU range Haswell which operates on socket LGA 1150. While being renowned for being top quality motherboards, they are also known for costing a premium but this is not the case. ASUS have launched the Maximus VI Hero which costs around £160-165 and comes from the same DNA as the other Maximus VI boards, meaning the components are the same and that the quality remains the same.
Packed with such features like the Supreme FX audio chip, ASUS Suite III, ROG RamDisk and a host of other useful tools, the ASUS Maximus VI Hero certainly looks like a great board but how will it perform in our testing? Is it a true Republic of Gamers board or does it feel somewhat cheap? Let’s find out, starting with the specifications…