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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

HyperPi 0.99


Version and / or Patch Used: 0.99

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HyperPi is a front end for SuperPi that allows for multiple concurrent instances of SuperPi to be run on each core recognized by the system. It is very dependent on CPU to memory to HDD speed. The faster these components, the faster it is able to figure out the number Pi to the selected length.


For our testing we use the 32M run. This means that each of the four physical and four logical cores for the i7 and the four physical cores of the i5 is trying to calculate the number Pi out to 32 million decimal places. Each "run" is a comparative to ensure accuracy and any stability or performance issues in the loop mentioned above will cause errors in calculation.




We again see at stock the performance under Hyper PI lines up with our other machines. You can again see that when we overclock to over 5.3GHz, though, that we manage to shave a massive amount of time that equates to a reduction of over 30%.





Version and / or Patch Used: 2.55

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AutoGK stands for Auto Gordian Knot; it is a suite of transcoding tools that are compiled into an easy to install and use utility. It allows you to transcode non-protected DVDs and other media to Xvid or Divx format. For our testing purposes we use a non-DRM restricted movie that is roughly 2 hours in length. This is transcoded to a single Xvid AVI at 100% quality.




AutoGK sees that the Maximus IV Gene-Z performs a little slower than some of our other Z68 based boards, but nothing too serious. When we overclock we see that the performance is increased considerably with our Maximus IV Gene-Z managing to shave 20 minutes off its speed at stock.

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