IMG 1008 First Look: ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula (Z77) with ThunderFX audio

Here at VR-Zone, we hold ASUS's Republic of Gamers branded motherboards in high regard not only for their premium components, but also we know many exceptional individuals on the ROG team who toil on through cold Taiwanese nights and weekends, optimizing electrical traces on the PCB and fiddling with BIOS signal tweaks to deliver record breaking platforms for their users. Arriving almost two months after the initial Ivy Bridge Z77 launch, what does the belated Maximus V Formula bring to the (bench) table?

IMG 0985 First Look: ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula (Z77) with ThunderFX audio

IMG 0968 First Look: ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula (Z77) with ThunderFX audio

IMG 0970 First Look: ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula (Z77) with ThunderFX audio

IMG 0971 First Look: ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula (Z77) with ThunderFX audio

IMG 1056 First Look: ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula (Z77) with ThunderFX audio

IMG 0977 First Look: ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula (Z77) with ThunderFX audio

IMG 1060 First Look: ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula (Z77) with ThunderFX audio

IMG 1052 First Look: ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula (Z77) with ThunderFX audio

IMG 1141 First Look: ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula (Z77) with ThunderFX audio

IMG 1142 First Look: ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula (Z77) with ThunderFX audio