The Powerful ASUS ROG Maximus Extreme XIII Glacial
$1500 Worth Of Motherboard, Seriously
If you are concerned about power delivery to your Rocket Lake CPU then the ASUS ROG Maximus Extreme XIII Glacial has you covered. The motherboard has 18+2 phases and includes 100A power stages, which should ensure smooth operation at stock speeds and decent overclocking potential. Tweaktown were able to coax all cores of their Core i7 11700K to hit 5.3GHz, without making use of the integrated EK full board waterblock which should allow for even higher frequencies to be reached.
In addition to the waterblock you will find a large assortment of features, though you will need to decide if they are enough to justify the price. There are two Ultra M.2 slots available via a Dimm.2 card as well as three Hyper M.2 to incorporate Intel Virtual RAID on CPU and a half dozen SATA ports for legacy drives. On the back you will find two Thunderbolt 4 ports, eight USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, two antennae for the Intel AX210 WiFi 6 and both 10GBe and 2.5GBe wired LAN ports.
If the price hasn’t sent you running for alternatives, the full performance review of the ROG Maximus Extreme XIII Glacial can be found here.
The ASUS ROG Maximus Extreme XIII is one of the best Intel Z590-based platforms available and Glacial takes it to another level.