ASUS ROG Maximus XI Gene pictured

The Gene is back!

The ROG Maximus XI Gene from ASUS is a high-end motherboard that comes with a few interesting features. The last time we seen a high-performance mATX motherboard on a mainstream desktop chipset from ASUS was back in 2015 with the ROG Maximus VIII Gene based on Intel Z170 chipset. Now after few years, ASUS is back with a model that fills the mATX gaming niche.



Like the same model from the previous generations, the ROG Maximus XI Gene is based on an micro-ATX form factor. Compared to all the previous ROG Gene motherboards, the new model is back with a slightly different approach since it drops four RAM slots and opts for two which has support for DDR4-4600 which is the fastest kit available at the moment. The layout has been improved as well and ASUS has added several RGB LEDs underneath the PCH cooler and below the I/O cover.

Storage wise we see one ROG DIMM.2 slot, four SATA ports and one M.2 slot. Despite the fact that the upcoming Gene would offer enough space to support two full-size PCIe slots there is only one, which means dual-GPU setup are not possible with this board. Furthermore we also see all the bells and whistles you'd ask for in the event of overclocking, like a debugLED, several onboard buttons and an insane amount of 4-pin PWM headers.

During the upcoming days we are going to test this motherboard with both Intel Core i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K processors and update our CPU charts. On following you can find some pictures.



  • ROG Maximus XI Gene
  • ROG Maximus XI Gene
  • ROG Maximus XI Gene
  • ROG Maximus XI Gene



Source: Own

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini


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