ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z Review
Published: 29th June 2011 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K Processor
8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 2133MHz CAS9
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro
Windows 7 64 Bit
Thanks to an array of memory settings the Gene-Z easily handles our G.Skill at its rated speed. It's surprising to see ASUS specifications include speeds that are architecturally impossible, but it has no problems with our speedy kit.
Overclocking the 2500K is easy on the Gene-Z and although we could obtain 4.9GHz it wasn't totally stable and so we had to settle at a 4.8GHz clockspeed at a decent 1.48 vCore to run our battery of tests.
In addition to the ASUS AI Suite of utilities there is also a ROG-branded version of CPU-Z included, and it would be a shame to waste the opportunity so here it is.