System IO Benchmarks
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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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging and ROG Maximus X Apex Overview]
- Page 3 [ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex Circuit Analysis]
- Page 4 [ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex Circuit Analysis Continued]
- Page 5 [BIOS and Software]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup]
- Page 7 [Overclocking]
- Page 8 [CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks]
- Page 9 [System IO Benchmarks]
- Page 10 [Thermal Imaging and Power Consumption]
- Page 11 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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