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ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex (Intel Z370) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 10, 2017 2:08 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASUS

System IO Benchmarks


CrystalDiskMark SATA6G:




CrystalDiskMark M.2:





ixChariot Network Throughput:




The Maximus X Apex's SATA performance is decent, especially in writes. However, M.2 sequential read performance is a bit off, but still very fast. Did I mention the Apex has a 5Gbit NIC?


Audio RMAA 5.5:


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




Sound Judgment: Very Good, and I am not sure why I am not scoring excellent for THD or IMD + Noise. All I can think of is that maybe something is wrong on my end, or that ASUS optimized audio so that it causes less interference with the rest of the system. I honestly couldn't tell much difference between the Apex's audio quality and that from other motherboards with just an ALC1220. There are five ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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