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Asus - MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard

( 4.3 Average / 6 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Asus

Part #

MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT

Form Factor

Mini ITX

CPU Socket

LGA1151

Chipset

Intel Z170

Memory Slots

2 x 288-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR4-2133 / 2400 / 2666 / 2800 / 3000 / 3200 / 3300 / 3333 / 3400 / 3466 / 3600 / 3800 / 4000

Maximum Supported Memory

32GB

RAID Support

Yes

Onboard Video

Yes

CrossFire Support

No

SLI Support

No

SATA 6 Gb/s

4

U.2

1

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)

Yes

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Prices

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Newegg $199.99 -$35.00 +$0.99 s/h In stock $165.98
$35.00 mail-in rebate
SuperBiiz $215.99 $215.99+
B&H $233.99 +FREE s/h In stock $233.99

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Reviews

whoa 31 points 18 months ago
from completed build Ncase M1, i5, Nano (1440p rig)

HARDWARE: IMHO this board has a perfect mini itx layout. All ports are well placed, so it's a pleasure to install that board even in a tight case. The ROG logo is a matter of taste, but i can live with it. The only lil disadvantage of the hardware is the shiny I/O shield which shows every fingerprint.

SOFTWARE: TBH the Asus software is bloatware, created for some maniac marketing 'beep' who needed some buzzwords. The GUI of all ROG applications is one of the worst i have ever seen. Usability and accessibility are obviously nonfamous. Beside all GUI fails i had many sound problems through the Asus Sonic Suite and Asus RAMCache. After many hours of try and error my OS and my favorite programs run smooth without any Asus software, only using the standard Intel and Realtek drivers.

tl;dr Hardware top, Software flop!

izaydi 58 points 15 months ago
from completed build Itx?nano?all in one.

Awesome board.. complete all in one Con: You cannot use air cpu cooler on this board. Space clearance limited . I tried to put air cooler before but failed.

ray-lee 28 points 15 months ago
from completed build ITX Skylake Build

Solid motherboard with a U.2. socket. BIOS has a lot of options.

khmergod 12 points 8 months ago

Great mobo except for no M.2 or 2.0 usb header. Wifi works well and sound card is great.

t0ast217 20 points 7 months ago

Excellent BIOS with tons of tools and options to work with. As for the physical content of the board, it has just about everything needed for a powerhouse Mini-ITX build. The only noteworthy absences are USB 2.0 and M.2 ports. Instead it's just USB 3.0 and SATA or U.2 respectively.

5093 20 points 6 months ago
from completed build Iver

I know its mini ITX, but seriously couldn't they have put a USB 2.0 header on it even when the cheaper mini ITX board, ALSO FROM ASUS, has one. Without this header I am unable to connect things such as a Kraken X52 and Hue +, both which I planned to put in my build. The ONLY reason I'm not giving it 2 stars is because the built in DAC is great. My music paired with my M50Xs has never sounded so good. TL:DR Some annoying missing features, but IMO the DAC makes up for them.