ASUS Maximus IV Extreme B3 Revision Review

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ASUS Maximus IV Extreme B3 Revision Review

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The CPU socket is very clear indeed, allowing plenty of room for even the largest coolers. The vertical power heat-sink is a work of art.

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The Republic of Gamer logo beautifully woven into the heat-sink. It's those little touches that really set higher-end items apart. 

Just in case the box logo and board sticker didn't prove it, you can see that this is a revision B by the circuit board etching.

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When fired up we have a very clear seven segment status/error display in a very convenient place. Other manufacturers who tuck theirs anywhere they can take note.

The ROG logo itself looks amazing lit up. So great I couldn't resist using it for our title image, and here is the larger version for those who desire such things.

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Finally the accessories are plentiful with Crossfire and SLI bridges along with a plentiful supply of SATAII and SATA3 cables.

We're not sure who would pimp they case with the sticker, but it's there if the mood takes you. The cable identifiers are incredibly useful for those of us with more than a couple of SATA drives.

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Most Recent Comments

23-03-2011, 08:46:09

hdaviator
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

SieB
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.

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23-03-2011, 09:05:24

marsey99
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

VonBlade
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

Runebeard

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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