ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Formula Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and Lighting Control

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Formula Review

Test Setup

ASUS Maximus VIII Formula
Intel Core i7-6700K
2666MHz Corsair LPX
3600MHz Dominator Platinum
nVidia GTX980
Corsair RM1000i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 


ASUS have never exactly been poor when it comes to overclocking, and their Z170 range is amongst the very best on the market. The Formula continues the, ahem, formula by providing fantastically easy overclocking thanks to the always friendly UEFI, with results that bear fruit in benchmark scores almost immediately. For our overclocking benchmarks today we've got the Formula pushing our i7-6700K to 4.8GHz with 3600MHz DDR4, take note of the 200MHz base clock here boys and girls. Should be good.

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Formula Review


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Most Recent Comments

08-01-2016, 15:50:47

Very enlightening Not be long before we don't need case lighting.Quote

08-01-2016, 15:53:36

Soo much want....... not enough money. *buys lottery tickets*Quote

08-01-2016, 15:58:18

Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Soo much want....... not enough money. *buys lottery tickets*
Soo much want! And just taste that rainbow.Quote

08-01-2016, 16:01:25

Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
Soo much want! And just taste that rainbow.
I already have the remote and everything. (I recently set up my room to have RGB LEDs behind the desks)

I need my PC to match.

08-01-2016, 16:05:29


Dammit! Now I want to make the TTL white gold rig. VIII Formula in my H440 that's just sitting in the closet. I have not had a reason to go to Z170 yet, however this one is going to be a $400 hole in my pocket ($399 pre order on newegg)

Epic review Tom. Your excitement is palpable for good reason.

Soon to be broke -- RickQuote

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