ASUS Z87 Republic of Gamers Motherboard Series
ASUS also unveils a premium gamer-overclocker targeted Republic of Gamers (ROG) Maximus VI series which will be based off three models, the Maximus VI Hero, the Maximus VI Gene, and the Maximus VI Extreme. The Maximus VI Hero can be considered the somewhat affordable ATX miotherboard; the Maximus VI Gene obiously micro-ATX and the Maximus VI Extreme will be the flagship motherboard from ASUS for socket LGA1150.
The Maximus VI Hero comes with a 12-phase CPU power supply three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (x16/NC/NC or x8/x8/NC or x8/x4/x4) and eight SATA 6 Gb/s ports, SupremeFX onboard audio, and your standards like four USB 3.0 ports, gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI display output.
The Maximus VI Gene has two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16/NC or x8/x8), a PCI-Express 2.0 x4 , a mPCIe combo cardfor 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth, and six USB 3.0 ports.
The big daddy is the Maximus VI Extreme. The board allows for 3-way and 4-way multi-GPU setups and has a PCI-Express 3.0 x48 bridge chip for four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots. Two of them are electrically x16 wired, while all four can do x8. Connectivity include two gigabit Ethernet interfaces, ten SATA 6 Gb/s ports, eight USB 3.0. Anyway have a peek: