ASUS Maximus XI Extreme: Z390 with all the things! ReviewPosted on 2018-11-10 10:39:38 by Thomas De Maesschalck
We would like to introduce you to the ASUS ROG Maximus XI Extreme. ASUS and their Maximus series of boards have been synonymous with gamers, overclockers and overall enthusiasts over the many years since ROG or Republic of Gamers came to be. However, some things have changed as the extreme overclocking or XOC community has evolved and so has the hardware. It used to be that you got a Maximus extreme board and it was the best for LN2 and benchmarking usage but could also be used for gaming while the Formula moniker was more for highly featured liquid cooling and gaming enthusiasts. Now to the board we have today, the Maximus XI Extreme. As I mentioned before there are now such a mix even in the ROG side of boards that the water has become a bit murky and it’s a bit tougher to know which board you need if you are a novice builder. Well, I am here to tell you that the Maximus XI Extreme has everything you would likely ever want in a mainstream model board and then some. While an XOC user may look at this and want something more like an APEX, this may not be ideal for breaking memory speed records it could still hold its own with the 10 high amp power stage VRM. It has an IO full of goodies and more than enough tuning capability to give you a good base for pretty much any Z390 based build. But at what cost.