ASUS Maximus IV Extreme B3 Revision Review

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ASUS Maximus IV Extreme B3 Revision Review

As this is more of a re-visit than a first time around review we'll fly quickly through the pictures.

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The box retains all the ROG trademarks we're used to. You'd never confuse it for another. The big "B3" stamp in the corner ensures that you know this is the updated one.

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We still have the handy Velcro flap enabling those of us with more modest means to cover the floor of our local parts emporium with drool. 

As you can see the large sticky makes it obvious if the board matches up to the externals.

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Otherwise it's business as usual with four red PCI-e slots that utilise an excellent removal method. Anyone who's caught their fingers between graphics card and tower cooler attempting to flick a tiny latch knows how vital a easy method to remove a GPU is.

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Outputs remain unchanged, boasting a multitude of USB3.0 and e-SATA ports, along with twin Giga-LAN and the accompaniments.

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Most Recent Comments

23-03-2011, 08:46:09

Out of curiosity, is there a purpose for benchmarking video performance? Will there ever be a difference using different motherboards using the same clocks and hardware? Just curious.Quote

23-03-2011, 08:53:21

Good motherboard, i'm impressed. 5ghz @ 1.48v stable is good and i'm betting you could push it to 5.5ghz easy.

I'm looking forward to the Big Bang Marshall review now to see who comes out on top, the Maximus or the BBM.


23-03-2011, 09:05:24

nice 1 Bryan, good read that mate

how does it stack up against the ud7 and other higher end boards? only i thought the gd65 was a bit of a let down when you tested it Quote

23-03-2011, 09:16:32

The main reason to benchmark video performance is just in case there is some bizarre problem with the PCI-e lanes. Now and again companies add a NF200 or similar to their board, so we run the test just to make sure all is well. It also makes sure that the power-phases are fine and there aren't any bottlenecks anywhere. Plus everyone wants to know the 3D Mark scores, even if they never change.

How does it compare to the BBM? *whistles innocently*

As for the UD7, there isn't much in it tbh. But we could either have graphs that take a week to scroll through, or let you do a tiny bit of legwork. Tabbed browsing has it's benefits Quote

23-03-2011, 12:57:40


My name is Maximus IV Extreme, Motherboard to an over-clocked processor, foundation to a speedy system, and I will have 5GHz with this attempt or the next.

Bryan dude, your reviews crack me up Quote

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