ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Impact MITX Review

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ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Impact mITX Review

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Rarely has a motherboard been quite so different when you overclock it compared to running it at stock. You'd imagine with a smaller form factor that the stock results would benefit from the shorter trace length and the overclocking would suffer from the lack of power phases. The Maximus VIII Impact is quite the opposite.

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30-11-2015, 07:00:26

RandomBadger
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30-11-2015, 10:55:28

dwatterworth
These series of boards since the P8Z77i Deluxe have been fantastic.
I gave the Z87 impact a swing.

I'm not audiophile by any means, but if there is choice between the two, I prefer better audio (output, in-game, etc) than video quality, especially on games with very immersive story lines.
My quibble:
The separate sound card board quality is fantastic, but is somewhat lessened by not having analog outputs for anything beyond 5.1 surround. I know it's a much lower market for users looking for things over 5.1, but personally I hated having to have analog cable extensions for the reach-around to the side panel outputs to hit 7.1 channels. When such a premium piece of tech is let loose into the wild, the details become a lot more important. It seems like there is some room for a 'bump-out' to the left of the sound card outputs that could fit the extra sockets easily.
*Minutia rant complete*Quote
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