ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII EXTREME – eTeknix

Before us, we have the BIG DADDY of motherboards from ASUS. The MAXIMUS XIII EXTREME is a ridiculously feature-rich motherboard that is going to offer the best of everything the Z590 Chipset and Intel’s i9-11900K have to offer! The only downside is that we currently have no real competition to compare it to, but ah well, let’s see what this monstrosity can do!

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI – HardwareCooking

As for the power stage, we have 14 + 2 phase DrMOS SPS TI CSD59880 70A power supplies with a Renesas ISL69269 controller configured in 7 + 2 phases. No phase doubler, but a “Teamed” configuration. The board has six layers of PCB. The VRMs are cooled by two heat sinks connected via a heat pipe. In addition, ASUS provides a small 40mm fan as a bundle that can be positioned above the heatsinks to help with cooling. We will test this later in this article. The audio part is managed by a SupremeFX ALC4080 chip. 

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO – Guru3D

ROG Maximus XIII Hero (Wi-Fi) can accommodate up to four NVMe storage devices (2x Gen 3.0 2x Gen 4.0), cooled with heatsinks. This board features an Intel WiFi 6 adapter and two Ethernet 2.5 GigE LAN ports, unfortunately, that’s down from 5 GigE from the Z490 model. The fantastically dark-looking and themed motherboard can be customized LEDs wise with Aura Sync and the onboard Gen 2 addressable RGB LED headers. ASUS once again applies that familiar dark shielded design, optimized for cooling and armed with a proper feature set to build around 18 (18+2) power stages.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI – eTeknix

I have absolutely no qualms about the quality or design of the Z590-E. ASUS has been at this a long time as we all know the ROG and STRIX branding brings a certain expectation of quality and design with it. With a 6-Layer PCB design, 14+2 Power Stages and a built-in Digi+ VRM, ASUS have covered your power and overclocking needs effectively. As we saw, there are also FAN/AIO/PUMP 4pin headers on this board meaning ASUS have you covered for whichever type of CPU cooling you want to go with. 

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI – GreenTech Reviews

ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-E Gaming WiFi is a mid-range motherboard (Intel Z590-based variants) based on top-notch components and an impressive array of useful features. It has an advanced power subsystem (like the Maximus XIII Hero) with an active cooling system (if you install the complete fan yourself), which allows you not to worry about overheating when the processor is running, even when overclocked. Compared to its predecessor, the novelty received not just a visual update and a couple of new functions, but radically differs on all fronts – we have much more various slots, ports and interfaces at our disposal, and some of them are characterized by at least twice the speed of work.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO – Xtreme Hardware

The ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO is the beginning of the climb to even more complete and sophisticated models as well as, alas, expensive. The ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO really offers many features and allows a 360-degree use. To name a few features, it comes with 4 slots for M.2 SSDs,2 PCI-Express x16 slots now and finally 4.0 to counter AMD albeit late, 3 ARGB headers, a 14 + 2 phase power section with a dissipation entrusted to heavy but refined aluminum heatsinks. In short, the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO is a motherboard to discover without doing too much talk then Let’s Go.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO – GreenTech Reviews

The scope of delivery is not very large, but you can find everything you need and even more in it. A set of new branded stickers, a metal sticker, a disc with drivers and software, a user manual, a card with information about the ROG series, four SATA cables, two adapters for RGB tapes of different types, an adapter for simplifying the connection of cables for the front panel of the case, a fabric logo keychain and metal holder for a video card. An external antenna with an updated design for the pre-installed Intel Wi-Fi 6E module is located in a separate box.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII APEX – Overclocking

Let’s start the owner’s tour with the radiators of which there are four! First, the three radiators located on the top of the motherboard and which surrounds the socket. The two most imposing cover the supply floor. These two radiators are connected by a heat pipe.

A third, smaller, and also connected via a heat pipe is responsible for keeping the dedicated power supply stage for VCCSA / VCCIO cool. We are here on a completely passive system. The radiator bearing the name APEX is composed of two parts and hides under the upper part a slot for an M2 PCIe 4.0 type SSD.

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ASUS TUF GAMING Z590-PLUS WIFI – eTeknix

For the everyday user and casual gamer’s, the TUF GAMING line of boards should have almost everything you would be looking for in a motherboard. Even if you fancy yourself a bit of a novice overclocker, Z590-PLUS WIFI has you covered. Coming with 14+2 Power Phases, Digi+ VRM and military-grade TUF components you’ll be able to get the maximum amount of performance out of your CPU. Those just looking to hook everything up and start using the board will love features such as PCIe 4.0, Wi-Fi 6e, AURA Sync RGB and many more.

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-I GAMING WIFI – eTeknix

There’s not a whole lot of included accessories in the box, but it should be just enough for most people. Alongside our manuals and driver CD, we have some stickers which hopefully some of will be useful, our WIFI antenna, some SATA cables, Zip ties, RGB splitter and a lovely little front panel extender that will plug directly into the motherboard, then we can plug our power/reset button cables and the likes into it. This will make our lives much easier especially as this is an ITX board and once you’ve got your RAM, GPU and CPU cooler installed, there generally isn’t a whole lot of finger room to go plugging stuff in.

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