To the lower middle you can see an 8-pin and additional 4-pin power connector for the CPU. The board's 12-phase Digi+ II engine has 8 phases for the CPU and then 4 -phases for the iGPU power design. The memory uses 2 phases.
The DRAM trace layout has also been further optimized over the previous Maximus IV generation to allow even higher frequencies as well. As for memory, it is a dual channel memory architecture.
The board itself supports a maximum of 4x DIMM up-to 32GB of DDR3-2800/2666/2600/2400/1866/1600/1333/1066MHz. XMP profiles are supported of course. Yes that is not a typo, even 2800 and 2600 MHz DDR memory is supported through XMP profiles as well. We'll show you that today with some snazzy G.Skill Trident X memory that clock in at 2666 MHz.
When we flip the board around we see the 24-pin ATX power connector to the left, a MemOK/GO button is there (recovers the motherboard from a faulty memory overclock yet leaves the rest of the BIOS settings in-tact). There's more going on there though, we'll look at it in the next photo. In the middle a USB 3.0 port connector and then the SATA ports.
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