ASUS Maximus VII Hero Review
The Hero has an absolute ton of power phases and plenty of options to tweak in the BIOS, as we'd expect from a ROG board. After all, nobody buys these expecting some plug and play overclocking, although that is an option should you choose to go down that route. Anyway the best stable overclock we could obtain was the same as the very best motherboards we've used to underpin our i7-4770K, at a monster 4.9GHz.
That isn't the full story though. Even if it's a fantastic clock to run for our benchmarks. Now although we couldn't get this particular setup bench stable, it loudly shouts about the quality of the Maximus VII Hero, and the potential performance you could unlock with a good CPU, or perhaps more time to fine tune our overclock. So here we are, 5GHz and 2933MHz RAM at the same time. If that doesn't put a tilt in your kilt then it's time to reevaluate your life.
We'll return to the 4.9GHz/2400MHz stable clock speeds for our benchmarks, but we thought you'd be as stunned as we are about the amount of performance ASUS have squeezed into the Hero. Maybe the new CPUs will allow us to run this 24/7.