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Asus Z87 Maximus VI Gene Motherboard Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging, Specifications and Contents
  3. Motherboard Overview
  4. BIOS and Setup
  5. Test Setup and Testing Methodology
  6. Futuremark Benchmarks
  7. Storage Benchmark: AS SSD
  8. Memory Benchmark: Maxxmem2
  9. USB 3.0 Transfer Tests
  10. Overclocking Impressions
  11. Conclusion
  12. View All


The Gene comes in the signature red theme coloured box we all know and associate with the ROG brand. The box is well labeled all over, and the reverse side has a good amount of literature about the motherboard. Upon opening the box, we are greeted by the motherboard which is enclosed in a cardboard container of its own and has a plastic top cover.

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Below this, we find the given accessories with includes the driver CD, manual, 6x SATA cables, a bunch of stickers for the HDD’s, the I/O shield, an SLI cable, some Q-Connectors, a ‘Do Not Disturb’ door hanger and finally the M-PCIe II combo card.

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The combo card is special and can handle an NGFF SSD along with a standard Wi-Fi card. Its a nifty little thing if you ask me.

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