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ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z (Intel Z68) mATX Motherboard Review

By: Shawn Baker | Socket LGA 1155 in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 14, 2011 4:06 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: ASUS



We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASRock, Kingston, Mittoni, Noctua and Corsair.


We're not going to make it easy for our Maximus IV Gene-Z today with the board lineup being full of big brother ATX sized ones. It will be really interesting to see just how this mATX version is able to go. Before we get into the performance side of things, we must first cover the overclocking potential of the board.


I want to say, I was a little surprised, but I wasn't really when it came to the maximum overclock. I expected the ASUS to perform well and it did. As you can see below, we ended up pushing our multiplier all the way up to 53x.




Along with pushing the multiplier up, we also managed to give our BCLK a slight bump to 101 and what we ended up with was a CPU that was running at just over 5.36GHz. What ASUS shows us is that just because you opt for a smaller stature, it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the overclocking potential of your CPU.


With such a strong overclock offered, we should see some strong performance come out of our little mATX board.


Let's get started!

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