ASUS ROG Z270 Maximus IX Code and Formula Review & Comparison
Published: 3rd January 2017 | Source: ASUS | Price: £229 & £349 |
Maximus IX Formula
As we've just said, the Formula and Code are almost inseparable. However the Formula has got a few extra bells and whistles on it for those of you who demand a little more from your motherboard. The Formula has a full length backplate for a combination of strengthening and perhaps slightly better cooling. Speaking of cooling if you look closely at the power phases you can see that, unlike the Code, the Formula has a built in EK waterblock, allowing you to get the Maximus IX Formula plumbed into your loop with the minimum of fuss or extra purchases. Lastly the IO shield is hard mounted. We really like the looks of this as it finishes off the aesthetics and really brings the whole design together.