Features overview part 1
I don’t usually give a separate page to features in any motherboard reviews, but this board deserve a special mention for a few of its features.
Now the four main features in this board are
- CrossChill hybrid cooling system
- Extreme Engine DIGI+ III
- SupremeFX Formula onboard audio solution
- ROG Armor
CrossChill hybrid cooling system
Crosschill has its roots in ROG history starting form the Maximus Extreme when they integrated an water block to the north bridge.The current form however started to take shape from Maximus V Formula when they integrated an hybrid water+air cooling for the VRM’s.
With CrossChill cooling system we have an base passive hybrid VRM ccoler fitted with an G 1/4th inch threaded fittings, the threaded fittings i am told that gives the flexibility to use any barbs ranging from ID 1/4th to 1/2 Inch to the user. Asus claims to have a reduction of 23C in VRM temperature while working[citation needed xD ].
Extreme Engine DIGI+ III
The ASUS Maximus VI Formula comes with an 8-phase black wing choke power design, more then enough for haswell since they deliver 60A per choke.
The board comes with 8 phases controlled by IR3563A PWM controller which is like the creme de la creme in the world of VRM circuitry.