ASUS ROG Z270 Maximus IX Code and Formula Review & Comparison

Overclocking

ASUS ROG Z270 Maximus IX Code and Formula

Test Setup

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 HX1000i
Corsair H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans

Overclocking

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!!!

ASUS ROG Z270 Maximus IX Code and Formula  
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Most Recent Comments

03-01-2017, 16:48:36

B0GiE
Is putting water on the EK water block necessary on the Formula?

Can you use it without? Does it effect any performance on the board?Quote

04-01-2017, 17:15:56

ImAJediBrah
Honestly it can be used either with or without water. its entirely up to you as to what you'd like to use. I have the Formula VIII using a Cryorig R1 Universal. No issues on airQuote

05-01-2017, 02:59:37

TheF34RChannel
It may save you some pennies to get the code if you're not going to do water, with them being so similar anyway?Quote

05-01-2017, 05:10:18

Chrazey
I like that they have now made the power and reset buttons in the top right corner RGB as well. As on the previous Formula board it was white, and didn't go well if you changed the entire board to one specific colour. Which was rather annoying for myself, as I like uniformity.
Really nice that they thought of this this time around Quote

05-01-2017, 14:17:08

TheF34RChannel
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chrazey View Post
I like that they have now made the power and reset buttons in the top right corner RGB as well. As on the previous Formula board it was white, and didn't go well if you changed the entire board to one specific colour. Which was rather annoying for myself, as I like uniformity.
Really nice that they thought of this this time around
I can relate to that; my front case fans and GPU are red, the CPU AIO white (I had planned to go all white by replacing the front fans but the GPU doesn't do white) and it annoys me!!Quote
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