ASUS Maximus V Formula ThunderFX Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

ASUS Maximus V Formula Review

Test Setup

ASUS Z77 Maximus V Formula
Intel Core i7-3770K
8GB G.Skill Trident 2400 @ 10-12-12-31
Sapphire HD7950
Catalyst 12.4
Cougar CM1000 PSU
Corsair F80 SSD
Thermalright Silver Arrow
Windows 7 x64

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The Supreme FX lights up the whole left hand side of the motherboard. If you like a red glow this is absolutely the motherboard for you, but you can turn it off in the BIOS.


With such a user-friendly BIOS on hand, and as we've said just now, all the elements are exactly where you'd expect to find them, it makes overclocking a breeze. The Formula isn't quite up there with the Extreme, but we wouldn't expect it to be, still 4.9GHz for most applications, and a 4.8GHz stable 24/7 overclock are right up there and certainly as hard as we'd want to push our i7-3770K on air in daily use.

ASUS Maximus V Formula ThunderFX Review  

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Most Recent Comments

08-08-2012, 05:28:48

I don't really like the barbs and the heatsink design in general.Quote

08-08-2012, 06:54:52

same here, the heatsinks have that rubbery look/texture but other than that great board Quote

08-08-2012, 07:10:56

Yea, why can't they just make some 1/4 threads, and close it with some plugs with the top in the same material as the heatsinks :/Quote

08-08-2012, 07:12:52

Originally Posted by Ciric View Post
Yea, why can't they just make some 1/4 threads, and close it with some plugs with the top in the same material as the heatsinks :/
Pretty much what I thought too.Quote

08-08-2012, 09:21:03

I don't think it looks that bad at all. And maybe you could just get the dremel out and cut it off? That would ruin the watercooling possibilities on that heatsink though.Quote

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