ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme and Extreme Assembly Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme and Extreme Assembly Review

Test Setup

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme and Extreme Assembly
Intel Core i7-6700K
2666MHz Corsair LPX
3600MHz Dominator Platinum
nVidia GTX980
Corsair RM1000i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10 

Overclocking

It's not surprising given what we've seen so far regarding the quality of components ASUS have installed on the Maximus VIII Extreme that it is capable of some serious overclocking performance. In fact our Core i7-6700K is usually only good for 4.8GHz before it loses stability, but the M8E managed to take it up to 4.9GHz whilst also having 3700MHz DDR4. For most of you that will be enough to have you reaching for your wallet. But let's see what the "build and go" performance is like.

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme and Extreme Assembly Review  

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme and Extreme Assembly Review  

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Most Recent Comments

05-02-2016, 13:31:41

AlienALX
What a stunning board. Are you watching MSI?Quote

05-02-2016, 13:48:12

Slider_1
My Maximus VIII Extreme Assembly was delivered 2 hours ago, currently building the new beast.. First impressions of the board is very impressive. Can't wait to see what this thing can do.Quote

05-02-2016, 16:12:23

Chrazey
Is it just me or does it look like an 24 pin, where normally an 4 pin or 8 pin power cables goes to the CPU?... (Yes, I've totally brainfarted right now, so completely messed up how to explain this...)

@Slider - Another "Svenne" in here then! Quote

05-02-2016, 20:28:29

King of Old Old School
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
What a stunning board. Are you watching MSI?
MSI don't care about making nice looking Motherboards
IMO all they care about is making stupid looking Motherboards "Cough Godlike Cough"Quote

05-02-2016, 20:41:04

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
MSI don't care about making nice looking Motherboards
IMO all they care about is making stupid looking Motherboards "Cough Godlike Cough"
The thing is though from a modders perspective oem aesthetics are meaningless, when people look past that the hardware is the important part and the godlike has really great specs if were honest, ok it's no perfect 10 but that's not a major prob and it's easily fixed.

Asus do tend to hit the nail on the head when it comes to boards people want, the Maximus is no exception they are gorgeous boards.Quote
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