ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard Review: Page 8 of 9

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Posted by Damon Bailey on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 8:00am

Overclocking

 

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

Starting out from stock, we’ll see what we can get out i7-8700K up to. By default, the Chip can Boost up to 4.7Ghz.

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

We also start with our ram running at its XMP rated speed of 3200 MHz.

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

We’ll start out using ASUS’s own EZ Tuning wizard via the BIOS. The same system can be accessed from windows through the Dual Intelligent Processors 5 application, but you have to reboot a few times anyway, so we’ll just cut to the chase.

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

EZ Tune brings us up to an impressive 5.12 GHz and drops the ram from 3200 MHz down to 2746 MHz. This gave us a Cinebench score if 1656, but we think we can do a little better by hand.

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

We settled on a similar speed on the CPU comprised of a bit higher multiplier and a lower base clock, but we pushed our ram up to 3486 Mhz instead of lowering it.

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Motherboard

In the end, we managed an Impressive Cinebench score of 1691 at these settings!

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