ASUS Maximus V Formula Reviewccokeman - December 16, 2012
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Maximus V Formula Testing:
SiSoft Sandra is a diagnostic utility and synthetic benchmarking program. Sandra allows you to view your hardware at a higher level to be more helpful. For this benchmark, I will be running a broad spectrum of tests to gauge the performance of key functions of the CPUs.
X.264 Benchmark: This benchmark is used to measure the time it takes to encode a 1080p video file into the x264 format. The default benchmark is used with an average of all four tests on each pass taken as the result.
HandBrake 9.8 is an open source application used to transcode multiple video formats to an h.264 output format. The test file size is a 4GB full length movie that is reduced in size to a 1.5GB file.
In the Sandra testing, ASUS Maximus V Formula delivers the highest overall score at stock speeds and is just shy of the OC Formula when overclocked. In the Handbrake test, the Maximus V Formula is comparable, yet when overclocked, delivers the lowest time to completion and highest average FPS. The X.264 benchmarks follows these results, with the Maximus V Formula comparable at stock speeds, yet delivering the best performance when overclocked by way of the highest CPU clock speed.