Asus Z97 Maximus 7(Vii) Formula ROG series : all-in-one LGA1150 mb, 4 x DDR3, 10 x SATA6G - atx

Asus Z97 Maximus 7(Vii) Formula ROG series : all-in-one LGA1150 mb, 4 x DDR3, 10 x SATA6G - atx

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Asus Z97 Maximus 7(Vii) Formula ( watch dogs edition ) ROG series : all-in-one LGA1150 mb , with CrossChill hybrid air/water cooling + ROG armor , bundled mPCIe Combo II with NGFF slot ( BlueTooth + dual band 802.11AC 1300Mbps with 2T2R antenna ) + ROG RAMDisk ( 10x faster than SSD ) + SupremeFX audio with EMI protection cover + Sonic Radar ii + Extreme Engine Digi+ III ( with 10K Black Metallic capacitors + 60A BlackWing chokes + NexFET MOSFETs ) + GameFirst II intel LAN + dedicated ROG UEFi bios with SSD Secure Erase to recover lost performance + DAEMON Tools Pro virtual discs (DVD/BD) utility + Mem TweakIt + ROG CPU-Z + Mem!ok button + USB BioS Flashback + DirectKey for direct BIOS access , 8+2 phase power design ; support smartphone/tablet as remote control , easy sync netween PC and smartphone ( file transfer + screen capture )
- dual intelligent processors4 ( for TPU+ EPU+ DiGi+ FanExpert2 ) with 5-Way Optimization + 5X protection ( DiGi+ VRM 8+2-phase digital power design + OCP + ESD guard + 12K gold Metallic capacitors + stainless steel back I/O port ) + FBT+ SRT+ SCT+ RRT+ Rapid Storage+ Rapid Start Technology ; intel Z97 chipset , 4x dual channel DDR3-3100(O.C)/1600 with XMP support upto 32Gb , 10x SATA6G ( 2x 10Gb/sec SATA-express ) + 10Gb/sec M.2/NGFF type2260 SSD socket , on-board dual-display VGA with dual-output ( HDMi+DP ) + SupremeFX Formula DTS 7.1 audio ( 120dB signal-to-noise ratio, 600ohm audio ) with optical s/pdif out + intel 218V gigabit lan + dual band 802.11AC + bluetooth ; 3x pci-e(1x) , 3x pci-e 3.0(16x / 8x+8x / 8x+4x+4x ) + 1x pci-e 2.0(16x) for Quad-GPU SLi/CrossfireX , with 6x USB3.0 + 2x USB2.0 , USB3.0 with UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) , with Thunderbolt2 header , 1xPS2 - atx

Asus Z97 Maximus 7(Vii) Formula ROG series : all-in-one LGA1150 mb, 4 x DDR3, 10 x SATA6G - atx

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Best hybrid-cooling Z97 gaming motherboard with 120dB SNR, 600ohm audio amplifier and double-sided covers

  • LGA 1150 socket for the 4th-, new 4th- and 5th-generation Intel® Core™ i3, i5, i7, Pentium®, and Celeron® processors
  • Intel® Z97 Express chipset with M.2 (SATA/PCIe x2) support
  • CrossChill Copper – Air or liquid – it’s cooler with copper
  • Intel Ethernet + LANGuard + GameFirst III – Game networking taken to the next level.
  • SupremeFX Formula 2014 + Sonic Radar II – New and improved audio that’s beyond compare
  • Best gaming power – Rock-steady power, inside and out
  • Best gaming interface – Grab a free keyboard upgrade and mPCIe Combo III compact card
  • Best gaming protection – Luxuriate in the smart design, premium components, durable materials and tough double-sided armor
  • USB UEFI BIOS and Secure Erase - Award-winning simplicity and factory-fresh conditioning for superb performance
  • ROG gives you more – Free Watch Dogs™ full game bundle and multiple gaming toolkits




CrossChill Copper - Air or liquid — it's cooler with copper!

All-new CrossChill Copper is engineered with a copper cooling channel that's incredibly effective at removing heat. It's great on air, and with liquid you'll lower MOSFET temperatures by up to 23˚C! The G1/4" threaded fittings mean CrossChill Copper is ready for your existing cooling setup!



 NETWORKING - This is game networking taken to the next level. This is ROG.

Intel® Ethernet

More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences!

Maximus VII Formula features the very latest Intel® Ethernet for faster, smoother gaming — always. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay!


ASUS engineers used IxChariot, an independent network-assessment test tool, to determine just how much quicker Intel Gigabit Ethernet deals with the smaller (sub-256 bytes) UDP data packets that are vital for responsive gaming. The results are in — and with Maximus VII Formula your game-data packets flow up to two times (2X) faster than competing gaming-LAN technologies!













LANGuard – RJ45 Reinvented!

Pumped-up throughput. Best surge protection.

ROG has reinvented the LAN port. Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors improve throughput, while surge-protected and electrostatically-guarded components (ESD Guards) protect your motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity!

GameFirst III

Network-optimization software for no-delay gameplay!

Exclusive GameFirst III has been upgraded with even more gamer-helping features and an interface that's even more intuitive! GameFirst III helps you to assign top priority to game packets and allocate more bandwidth to the game, ensuring the best online gaming experience.











Choose from a preset mode to suit what you're doing – Optimization, Game, Media Streaming or File Sharing. You can manage bandwidth down to the level of individual applications, with five priority levels (highest, higher, normal, lower, lowest) and even the ability to block specific traffic. GameFirst III even has a built-in Network Monitor tool, so you can supervise your network traffic and test your connection speed to check that you're getting the bandwidth you pay for!


SupremeFX Formula 2014 - 120dB SNR audio for gaming punch and Hi-Fi excellence!

SupremeFX Formula 2014 delivers audio that's as great as a dedicated sound card! Cutting-edge electromagnetic interference (EMI) isolation and exceptionally-premium components deliver best-in-class 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) output. Exclusive SenseAmp technology automatically detects headphone impedance and adjusts accordingly, and SupremeFX Formula 2014 is able to drive up to 600ohm headphones. Moreover, Sonic SoundStage applies the best audio settings for popular game genres. 

Sonic Studio - Brilliant one-click virtual sound!

Sonic Studio is a brand-new audio-tuning suite that provides an aural treat. Use the one-click Virtual Surround function to 7.1 channels, even through a stereo (2.0-channel) headset. It offers five more superb audio controls, including Reverb, Bass Boost, Equalizer, Voice Clarity and Smart Volume — ensuring that everything you hear sounds just amazing!

Simple and effective noise reduction

Perfect Voice – Simple and effective noise reduction

  • Normalizes the microphone volumes for stable recording consistency
  • Minimizes ambient noise during sentences (i.e. pauses and periods of silence)
  • Spectral-subtraction algorithm analyzes and calculates ambient noise

Sonic Radar II

Scan and detect to dominate!

Designed for first-person shooters (FPS), Sonic Radar II displays a stealthy overlay that shows what opponents and teammates are up to. See the precise direction and origin of in-game sounds such as gunshots, footsteps and call-outs, and practice your enemy-pinpointing skills — and exclusive Audio Enhancement further improves in-game sound for superb hearing awareness. The all-new Sonic Radar II includes a redesigned control panel with customizable game list!



Your keyboard, instantly upgraded!

Fancy a free keyboard upgrade? That's what KeyBot gives you — instantly. Just plug your existing keyboard into the dedicated USB socket to activate the exclusive KeyBot microprocessor on the Maximus VII Formula. Use the easy-to-use utility to assign macros to function keys F1-F10, launch any application with a single press or control multimedia playback.

Macro keys - Program your own keyboard combinations.

Function keys - Assign to everyday functions, like mail, browsing or multimedia functions.

Shortcut - Assign any application or folder to launch.


mPCIe Combo III

Your connectivity companion!

Maximus VII Formula's mPCIe Combo III + 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0 module delivers the latest connectivity, with mini PCI Express (mPCIe) on one side and M.2 (PCIe/10Gbit/s and SATA/6Gbit/s) on the other.



Award-winning UEFI BIOS

Acclaimed by world media as the most-intuitive UEFI BIOS!

The smoothest mouse-controlled graphical UEFI BIOS has been upgraded to deliver faster setup and easier functions, with an even more appealing design for better overclocking and DIY experiences. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.

EZ modeASUS Motherboard 

Fan Profile:

Detailed CPU and case fan information for instant cooling!

SATA Information:

Displays SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices!

Fast Clock Adjustment:

Use mouse controls to change the time and date!


Improve your DRAM performance with a click!


AdvancedASUS Motherboard 


Right-click to create shortcuts to frequently-used settings or press F4 to manage your list! 

Quick Notes: 

Make notes and capture BIOS-related ideas, quickly and conveniently! 

Last Modified Log: 

Track recent changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive!

SATA Port Renaming:

Rename SATA ports for easy identification!





Stable supply of 5V - front and back!!

Forget the USB power drop-outs!

ROG's TrueVolt USB design delivers a rock-steady 5V supply to both the front and back USB sockets – no drop-outs!

Two 5V isolated linear power supply for all USB ports

-Low noise, low loss.
-Stable 5V* supply to provide clean 5V USB power to minimize potential fluctuations
-All connected equipment (e.g. USB DAC or thumb drivers) benefits from the clean, stable 5V supply at the same time. 

*5V output varies from PSUs to PSUs 

Extreme Engin Digi+ III

Hardcore power delivery with premium components

Maximus VII Formula's completely digital power architecture along is engineered with premium components to provide total control over the Fully Integrated Voltage Regulators (FIVR) found in the latest Intel® processors. Dynamic speed adjustments and intricate manual controls let you the push the processor and memory further than ever — with the assurance of the highest stability and precision.



ROG Armor

Style, Strength, and Cooling in One.

Strong ABS Top Cover                                                                     Solid SECC Steel Backplate

Blocks graphics card's heat and ensures                                            Strengthens the motherboard to prevent motherboard

lower system temperature for better performance                               bending, employing thermal pads to efficiently conduct

                                                                                                             heat away from crucial components.

Gamer's Guardian

All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability and durability

Black Nickel-coated Q-shield

0 pain! Protect your hands from nicks and cuts!


1 clip to swap or secure your graphics card!


1-sided clips mean handling memory modules is a cinch – super simple and super secure!

DRAM Over-current Protection

1 additional resettable fuse protects connection ports and DRAM against overcurrent and short-circuit damage!


2+ backplates fitted with thermal pads to provide additional cooling, protection and reinforcement!

ESD Guards

2X greater electrostatic protection than standard. ESD Guards cover the PS2, USB, audio and LAN ports!

Stainless Steel Back I/O

3X longer life-span than ordinary panels!

10K Black Metallic Capacitors

20% greater temperature endurance

5X longer lifespan than generic capacitors!


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  • CPU

Intel® Socket 1150 for the 5th/New 4th/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 for CPU support list

  • Chipset

Intel® Z97

  • Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(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 for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

  • Graphic

Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort 1.2 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™

  • Multi-GPU Support

Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode) *1
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1 *2

  • Storage

Intel® Z97 chipset :
1 x SATA Express port, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M Key, type 2260 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
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 *3
ASMedia® SATA Express controller : *4
1 x SATA Express port, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
ASMedia® ASM1061 controller : *4
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red

  • LAN

Intel® I218V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), featuring GAMEFIRST III
Intel® LAN- Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)
Anti-surge LANGuard

  • Wireless Data Network

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

  • Bluetooth

Bluetooth V4.0

  • Audio

ROG SupremeFX Formula 2014 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *4
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Cirrus Logic® CS4398 DAC: 120 dB SNR, -107 dB THD+N (Max. 192 kHz/ 24 -bit)
- WIMA® film capacitors
- ELNA® premium audio capacitors
- TI LM4562 high-fidelity audio OP AMP(s)
Audio Feature :
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection 
- DTS Connect
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
- Sonic SoundStage
- Sonic SenseAmp
- Sonic Studio
- Sonic Radar II

  • USB Ports

Intel® Z97 chipset : *5
6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® Z97 chipset : *6
6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)

  • ROG Exclusive Features

CrossChill Copper (Hybrid air and liquid cooling)*7
ROG Armor (including top cover and SECC steel backplate)*8
mPCIe Combo III (mPCIe/M.2 combo card)
ROG Connect :
- RC Diagram
- RC Remote
- RC Poster
Extreme Engine Digi+ III :
- 8 + 2 phase power design
- NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
- 60A BlackWing Chokes
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
- CPU Level Up
- Direct Key
UEFI BIOS features :
- Tweakers' Paradise
- ROG SSD Secure Erase
- Graphic Card Information Preview
GameFirst III
Extreme Tweaker

  • Special Features

5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
- Whole system optimization with a single click! 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App together, providing better CPU performance, efficient power saving, precise digital power control, whole system cooling and even tailor your own app usages.
Gamer's Guardian:
- ESD Guards on LAN, Audio, KBMS and USB3.0/2.0 ports
- DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
- Stainless Steel Back I/O
- Wi-Fi GO! Function: Cloud GO!, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer
- Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote app for portable smartphone/tablet, supporting iOS 7 & Android 4.0 systems
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- MemOK!
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger+
- USB Charger+
- USB 3.0 Boost
- Disk Unlocker
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
- Push Notice
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-Connector
Overclocking Protection :
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Media Streamer

  • Operating System Support

Windows® 8.1
Windows® 8
Windows® 7

  • Back I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
6 x USB 3.0 (blue)
2 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to ROG Connect)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 x Audio jack(s)
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x ROG Connect On/ Off switch(es)

  • Internal I/O Ports

1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
2 x SATA Express connector: red,
1 x TPM header
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
6 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (6 x 4 -pin)
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
10 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x mPCIe Combo III connector(s)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
1 x KeyBot Button
1 x Sonic SoundStage Button

  • Accessories

User's manual
I/O Shield
8 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 SLI bridge(s)
1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
1 x mPCIe Combo III card(s) with dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth v4.0 module
1 x ROG Door Hanger(s)
1 x Watch Dog game coupon

  • BIOS

64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.8, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS

  • Manageability

WfM2.0, DMI2.7, WOL by PME, PXE

  • Support Disc

ROG GameFirst III
ROG Mem TweakIt
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
ASUS WebStorage
ASUS Utilities

  • Form Factor

ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

  • Note

1. The PCIe 2.0 x 16 slot (PCIEX4_3) shares bandwidth with SATAExpress_E1 connector. The default setting is in Auto mode that automatically optimizes the system bandwidth. If you install PCIe 2.0 x4 device, the system will automatically detect and disable SATAExpress_E1 connector.
2. The mPCIe slot is on mPCIe Combo III card and pre-installed with a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module.
3. The functions support depends on the CPU types.
4. These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
5. Support ASUS USB 3.0 Boost, UASP standard on the Intel native USB 3.0 is only supported under Windows® 8.1/8.
6. 2 x USB2.0 port at mid-board shares with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.
7. Supports G1/4" threaded fittings. Fittings require separate purchase.
8. Chassis must conform to ATX specification for successful installation: brass stand-offs of at least 6mm are required.


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