ASUS Maximus VI Extreme Review
Despite scoring well in the PC Mark 7 calculation test, the Maximus VI Extreme doesn't do so well in wPrime95. At stock it's just a shade quicker than the reference Intel board and £100 Gigabyte D3H but a way behind the MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming. When overclocked the Sniper M5 creeps ahead and the Maximus matches the MSI offering.
x264 Benchmark v5
This continues into the video transcoding test that is the x264 benchmark. The Maximus VI is alright. Not good. Not awful. Just alright. We expect more from such a high-end motherboard.