ASUS Maximus 4 Extreme Review


ASUS Maximus 4 Extreme Review

For our testing we've got an i7-870 on a Maximus III Extreme at stock at 4 GHz. An i7-950 on a Rampage III Extreme at stock and 4.4GHz and our i7-2600K at stock and 4.6GHz. We're also trying out a new style of graph so opinions are welcome.


Straight out the gate the Maximus IV is taking the plaudits thanks to the improved power available with the i7-2600K. Clearly the inclusion of the AES instruction set in the 32nm CPUs allows it to blow that benchmark away, but all the rest it rocks hard in too, especially at stock when against the much faster clocked previous generation.


Memory would be one of the tests that we expect the Maximus IV to meet the Maximus III and fall way behind the triple-channel wonder that is the X58 chipset. Amazingly it doesn't and produces some staggering numbers. Either the memory controller is vastly refined and the next version of the LGA1366 chips will be mind-blowing, or Triple-Channel was acclaimed to have benefits that just don't pan out.

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Most Recent Comments

03-01-2011, 05:10:28

I like the UEFI as a change from biosQuote

03-01-2011, 05:18:56

Mr. Strawberry
glad to see IDE and PCI has finally gone and them new BIOS look SWEET!Quote

03-01-2011, 05:34:22

Will you do an update or anything when they release a more stable BIOS?Quote

03-01-2011, 05:35:10

Originally Posted by Zeals View Post

Will you do an update or anything when they release a more stable BIOS?
Possibly, depends if they have taken the board back by then.Quote

03-01-2011, 06:03:33

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

Possibly, depends if they have taken the board back by then.
Well they'll get better press if you let you use it when it's all patched up.Quote

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