ASUS Maximus III Extreme 1156 Motherboard

Synthetics continued

 

Synthetics continued...

Just before we move along two our two synthetic tests for the day that use real-world examples to test with, we thought you'd like to see these couple of results.

Super Pi

Super Pi is an old favourite. It's a standard quick test that gives a result we all can relate to and doesn't take forever to run. It's also got the handy ability to barely take up any resources and so will run on all but the most unstable systems. Much like our 20000MB/s result on the Everest Copy test, we've cracked another little line in the sand here with a sub-10 second 1M Super Pi run. Highly impressive.

 

As the differences between .1 and .15 of a second are pretty meaningless we've also run the 32M Super Pi test which definitely shows the huge gains to be had from the wonderful clocking ability of the Maximus III Extreme. 

 

Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D uses a genuine rendering test to give a result that, although synthetic in nature as it is fixed, but because it uses the Cinema R10 engine, since superseded, it's actually applicable to the kind of use a system such as this might get. If you have a multi-core, or preferably multi-core multi-threaded processor I highly recommend running this benchmark at least once. No amount of numbers can give you a feeling for the sheer increase in speed you can obtain when running on multi-cores.

 

PC Mark Vantage

PC Mark has a comprehensive suite of tests all aimed at stressing all parts of your system in the way that it would be in daily usage. As such it's a perfect test for a motherboard. Yet again the Maximus III Extreme shines by not only providing a rock solid overclock but by giving good results even in stock trim.

 

Here it demonstrates the pure horsepower available in the encoding test...

 

And finally how the whole system works to be able to find, retrieve, store and render webpages at a lightning pace.

 

Phew. Now let's see how the 3D side holds up before we go to our conclusion.

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Most Recent Comments

19-02-2010, 05:16:07

tinytomlogan
Always good to post the first proper full review.... OC3D takes first place yet again! VonBlade has worked all hours to bring you the first review of the Asus Maximus III Extreme.

Continue Reading

19-02-2010, 17:49:54

JN
the red and black themes still aren't wearing thin on me yet

Looks like a pretty awesome board.

20-02-2010, 08:39:54

pazman4
Looks Sweet. Nice review, thanks

21-02-2010, 16:35:36

cl0ck_ed
Still can't see how anybody could justify buying this when x58 mobo's are about the same price and the 920's are cheaper than 860's.

21-02-2010, 19:33:37

VonBlade
Because you're getting LOADS more motherboard for the same price, the 1156s clock much easier than the X58 stuff, dual channel is naturally a lot cheaper and, if hyper-threading isn't important to you, a i5 750 is way cheaper than a 920. Yes the X58 is amazing. But the P55 is much better value.

This Maximus III is a mental amount of motherboard. The serious contender for it in X58 terms is the Quad Classified. And if you're trying to say they're the same money....

22-02-2010, 14:10:54

cl0ck_ed
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='VonBlade'
Because you're getting LOADS more motherboard for the same price, the 1156s clock much easier than the X58 stuff, dual channel is naturally a lot cheaper and, if hyper-threading isn't important to you, a i5 750 is way cheaper than a 920. Yes the X58 is amazing. But the P55 is much better value.

This Maximus III is a mental amount of motherboard. The serious contender for it in X58 terms is the Quad Classified. And if you're trying to say they're the same money....
I have to disagree 1366 overclocks much better than 1156. You can put dual channel on x58 if that is a concern. Yes i5 750 is good value but p55 i7's are expensive in the UK.

You bring value into the discussion but anyone buying p55 has a lower budget and will therefore buy the 750. People on higher budgets will more than likely get the x58 based system that will support the 6 core 32nm cpus that will be shortly released.

People that have funds for a tri/quad sli/xfire system will have enough for the classified.
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