Friday, February 24, 2017

ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula Review

Aside from a few minor gripes, the crew at Overclockers Club seemed to really like the ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula motherboard they just reviewed. The gang said that using the 5GHz Overclock setting in the BIOS worked well and provided a stable 5GHz overclock.

Built with hardware that supports overclocking and the software package, and UEFI BIOS to back it all up, you can get the most out of your installed hardware. In the two comparison boards, my Core i7 7700K is, at best, a 4.95GHz chip that takes about 1.375v to 1.39v to maintain stability at that level. Thanks to ASUS' Extreme Engine Digi+ all-digital VRM, TPU, and Pro Clock chips, this CPU does indeed hit 5GHz for daily use with an applied 1.36v. By manually tuning the clock speeds to 102MHz x 49, 5GHz was easy to reach, with a cache ratio of 45 and memory speed of close to 3700MHz.