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ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex (Intel Z270) Motherboard Review (Page 8)

By Steven Bassiri on Feb 20, 2017 08:10 am CST - 0 mins, 54 secs reading time for this page
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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Steven Bassiri

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records under his belt. He brings that knowledge and experience to TweakTown.

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