ASUS ROG Z270 Maximus IX Code and Formula Review & Comparison
Published: 3rd January 2017 | Source: ASUS | Price: £229 & £349 |
ASUS Z270 Maximus IX Code - 0701 BIOS
ASUS Z270 Maximus IX Formula - 0701 BIOS
Intel i7 7700K
Corsair LPX 3200MHz (stock XMP tests)
Corsair Dominator Platinum 3600MHz
G-Skill TridentZ 3866MHz
Corsair LPX 4266MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
Samsung 960 Evo M.2
Corsair H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans
The ROG boards are renowned for their ability to overclock despite the confusing 'gamers' naming. Both the Code and the Formula are rediculously capable especially considering we were testing on what is still classed as a pre release BIOS. 5.2 GHZ for a screenshot is impressive enough, it actually only failed two of our bench runs but thats not 100% stable so we didnt keep that for our bench runs. Oh and yes that is 5.2GHz with 4000MHz memory too.
For our OC tests in the graphs we had to back the CPU off to 'just' 5.1GHz but still with that mindblowing 4000MHz DRAM enabled. Epeen levels are over 9000!!!