ASUS Maximus IV Extreme B3 Revision Review


ASUS Maximus IV Extreme B3 Revision Review


CPU Benchmark Suite

Right out the gate the Maximus IV Extreme leaps to the top of our graph. By quite a considerable margin in some places. It's worth noting that the zLib test was optimised in an AIDA64 update between our original testing and today, so some of the increase can be put down to that, but goddam.


Memory Benchmark Suite

The Memory suite shows the Maximus takes full advantage of both our overclocked i5-2500K and the Kingston Genesis kit. Some incredible scores here. Triple channel is faster? Really? There is life in the dual-channel solution yet.

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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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