Hardware Logic writes: "The Republic of Gamers line represents the best of the best that ASUS produces and always features cutting edge specs. The latest ROG product to hit the streets is heavily anticiapated Maximus II Formula motherboard. This board makes its presence felt quickly in the enthusiast market by bringing the heat in every possible way with the new P45 Express chipset, 1600MHz front side bus support, CrossFire compatibility, PCIe 2.0, eSATA, 16GB of DDR2-1200 support and an X-Fi sound card. Very nice! Keep reading as I throw the Maximus II Formula on the test bench for some sexy time and to see if this is one motherboard that can live up to the hype."