ASUS ROG Z270 Maximus IX Code and Formula Review & Comparison
Maximus IX Code
Published: 3rd January 2017 | Source: ASUS | Price: £229 & £349 |
Maximus IX Code
Unquestionably the biggest surprise for us with the ninth iteration of the Maximus motherboards are the inclusion of the TUF Armor, something which was previously limited to the Sabertooth range. By covering up the various bits of solder, capacitors etc and utilising flaps and cutouts for the important parts you end up with a motherboard which looks like it was hewn from a single piece. It makes for a very aesthetically pleasing offering. There are plenty of fan headers placed everywhere to make sure that you can run your case as cool as you desire whilst also having full control over them without having to head to the BIOS or invest in inline resistors. What really separates the Code from the Formula, or perhaps doesn't depending upon your intended use, is the Code hasn't got the backplate, nor the in-built watercooling heatsink. Otherwise there is nothing to choose between them.
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Really nice that they thought of this this time around Quote
I like that they have now made the power and reset buttons in the top right corner RGB as well. As on the previous Formula board it was white, and didn't go well if you changed the entire board to one specific colour. Which was rather annoying for myself, as I like uniformity.
Really nice that they thought of this this time around
Can you use it without? Does it effect any performance on the board?Quote