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ASUS ROG Maximus VI Impact (Intel Z87) Mini-ITX Motherboard Review - System Benchmarks

ASUS ROG Maximus VI Impact (Intel Z87) Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Does a Mini-ITX board deserve the ASUS ROG tag? There's only one way to find out - let's check out the tiny, yet feature-packed Maximus VI Impact. (TPE:2357)

| Socket LGA 1150 in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 21, 2013 3:42 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%      Manufacturer: ASUS

PCMark 7

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.04

Developer Homepage: http://www.pcmark.com

Product Homepage: http://www.pcmark.com

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PCMark 7 includes a range of tests that give different views of your system's performance. In the Advanced Edition you can choose which tests to run. The common use and hardware component tests are unavailable in the Basic Edition.

 

Overall system performance is measured by the PCMark test. This is the only test that returns an official PCMark score. The Lightweight test measures the system capabilities of entry-level systems and mobility platforms unable to run the PCMark test, but it does not generate a PCMark score. Common use performance is measured by the scenario tests - Entertainment, Creativity and Production - each of which results in a scenario score. Hardware component performance is measured by the hardware tests - Computation and Storage - each of which results in a hardware score.

 

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MediaEspresso

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.5

Developer Homepage: http://www.cyberlink.com/

Product Homepage: http://www.cyberlink.com/products/mediaespresso/overview_en_AU.html?fileName=overview&r=1

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MediaEspresso is a blazingly fast media universal converter that can transcode your videos, photos and music files and out put them to a huge range of portable devices including mobile phones, portable media players and even game consoles. With technologies like Smart Detect, Direct Sync and CyberLink's TrueTheater™ video enhancements, you can not only forget about complicated format, resolution and output settings, but your converted file will come out the other side looking better than when it went in!

 

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Moving into our system benchmarks, we can see some excellent performance coming out of the ASUS Maximus VI Impact out of the box. Looking at PCMark 7, you can see it manages to sneak out ahead of the other Mini-ITX offerings, and under MediaEspresso, you can see that only eight seconds separate all three boards.

 

Overclocking as always brings with it an excellent boost in performance, and under MediaEspresso we can see the real-world benefits of overclocking.

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