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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

System IO Benchmarks

 

CrystalDiskMark SATA6G:

 

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CrystalDiskMark M.2:

 

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ixChariot Network Throughput:

 

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The Maximus IX Apex's storage and networking performance are solid and match up with the controllers used.

 

Audio RMAA 5.5:

 

I disable all audio features, set the correct bitrates, and then test the audio with a loopback test.

 

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Sound Judgment by Ear: Excellent. ASUS's implementation of the ALC1220 is excellent. There are five ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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