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ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex (Intel Z370) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASUS

CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks

 

CINEBENCH 11.5

 

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wPrime

 

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AIDA64 FLOPS and IOPS

 

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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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These tests are done out of the box, so I have decided to include whether or not the vendor has implemented some type of default overclocking, such as multi-core enhancement. Multi-core enhancement is when the motherboard vendor pushes all cores to maximum turbo speeds instead of just one or two.

 

MCE, as I will call it, can cause instability if your CPU isn't great, and we would hope vendors would have it off by default, but it does offer a free performance boost out of the box. Some motherboards also might increase the BCLK a bit over stock to score higher, and some might even mess with the turbo boost table. If we standardize settings, then most motherboards should perform the same, but in this case, we haven't.

 

Overall, the Maximus X Apex is doing great because it is boosting all cores to 47x, which is multi-core enhancement, and very much out of Intel's specs. It leads in our charts for performance, but it also does so for power consumption. Performance is never free, although if you want the system to auto OC to max multiplier settings, then the Apex will work.

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