ASUS Maximus V GENE Micro ATX Z77 Gaming Motherboard
OverviewHardware: CPU & Motherboards
WHAT WE LIKED:Boatload of features and accessories, Smart layout, Extensive BIOS, Stable Auto overclocking, Great sub-zero overclocking for m-ATX, Competitive pricing.
WHAT WE DISLIKED:It doesn't include world peace.
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Old school overclockers still love to see the overclocking potential of a new product. As of late, it seems like fewer people push processors and motherboards, but at Pure OC, we love to break out the extreme cooling test-bench, especially when we review ASUS ROG motherboards.
We tuned the system to 5.6GHz and were able to run a few benchmarks using a killer 1.8 volts.
Our SuperPi score at 1m was also off the charts at 6.611s.
Our temperatures dipped to a chilly -67 degrees Celsius, low enough to cool a frosty beverage in no time.
To put an exclamation point on things, we pulled a high overclock of 5.7GHz. This is very good considering we are running a retail Core i7 3770K, that isn’t the best sample we’ve seen.
Let’s put a wrap on things.