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ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex (Intel Z270) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 20, 2017 2:10 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: ASUS

CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks

 

CINEBENCH 11.5

 

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wPrime

 

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AIDA64 AES and HASH

 

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AIDA64 FPU

 

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AIDA64 Memory

 

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ScienceMark

 

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HandBrake

 

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3DMark: Fire Strike

 

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3DMark: Cloud Gate

 

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ResidentEvil 6

 

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ASUS's Maximus IX Apex is designed to produce high performance at crazy overclocks, and so it is tuned a bit differently than your typical motherboard. You can't notice the difference in real life use, and the motherboard has no performance pitfalls. Memory tuning and some other behind the scenes features are tweaked to improve overclocking potential and performance behind the scenes.

 

First, you go up in frequency, and then you tighten up performance, and the Apex's performance results show this. It also produced some excellent memory bandwidth with XMP enabled, and solid gaming results.

 

Some motherboard reviews put a lot of weight into motherboard CPU, memory, and GPU benchmarks, but for me, CPU, memory, and GPU benchmarks on motherboards should be more about finding anomalies, and I do that at standard settings (4.8G in graphs).

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