After a long hiatus, it looks as if the Maximus Gene is back – and not only that, it looks like it’s back with a vengeance. Finally, we have extreme overclocking boards in all sizes from ROG, or at least that’s what I’d like to think. Unfortunately, while the Gene is out there and available for purchase from select online stores, it looks as if this board is set to only be available in select regions, and more specifically the EU region.
It’s a real pity, because this is a fairly interesting motherboard. Even outside of its XOC (extreme overclocking) credentials (which is what I mainly care about), it represents a unique balance of overclocking capabilities, gaming capacity, and a form factor that isn’t readily available these days for whatever reason.