ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula Preview
Up Close - Heatsink and Lighting
The first two images show off the cover for the three M.2 slots built in to the PCB of the Maximus Formula. Both PCI Express slots support PCIe 5.0, so you can expect some ludicrous speeds when the market catches up.
The lower six pictures show off the lighting and LiveDash built in to the Formula. The lighting is more subtle than previously thanks to those small holes through which it shines. What we really want to know is whether ASUS have finally brought their software kicking and screaming in to the current era, because it's consistently been the weak point of older LiveDash designs. Even now our AI Suite 3 software regular coughs its guts up. So whilst it's great to see the LiveDash return and in such a clear design too, we hope the software to control it is better.
We'll be putting the Maximus Formula through its paces soon enough. Until then, enjoy a good look and get saving.