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ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Formula (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 2, 2016 2:19 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASUS

Steven's Motherboard Test System Specifications

 

 

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I was able to match the Maximus VIII Formula RGB LEDs to the same color as NVIDIA's GEFORCE GTX logo! It looks 10x better in person.

 

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RGB LED strips are fun to play with, and, in this case, I am using the CaseMod's LED strip to give everything a red hue. It is very hard to correctly photography the effect of the LEDs. Granted, even at 27 years of age, I still find RGB LEDs fun to play with.

 

The new test bench is designed to test every aspect of the motherboard and IO. I have designed it so that the motherboard sits in a case and is cooled by fans always-on at a constant rate to keep the conditions similar in all tests. I have cut out part of the case behind the motherboard so I can get thermal images of the back of the PCB where the VRM heat spreads. System and CPU power measurements are now digitally logged.

 

I am also using a Netgear Nighthawk X4 AC2350 for our network (including wireless AC) tests. The latest M.2, SSD, and USB technologies are also being utilized to test the maximum potential of the motherboards that are tested.

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