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Asus Maximus V Gene Review

ccokeman    -   June 28, 2012
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Testing:

The first part of our testing will involve system-specific benchmarks.

 

Let's get started with Apophysis. This program is used primarily to render and generate fractal flame images. We will run this benchmark with the following settings:

  • Resolution: 2750 x 2048
  • Quality: 500
  • Limit Memory use: 512 MB

 

 

The measurement used is time to render, in minutes, to complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Lower is Better

 

WinRAR is a tool to archive and compress large files to a manageable size. Here, we will test the time needed to compress files of 100 MB and 500 MB. Time will be measured in seconds.

 

ZIP:

  

  

Lower is Better

 

 

RAR:

  

  

Lower is Better

 

Geekbench:

Geekbench 2.1 is a benchmark that tests CPU and memory performance in an easy-to-use tool. The measure used for comparison is the total suite average score.

  

Higher is Better

 

Bibble 5:

This test consists of converting one hundred 8.2 MP RAW images to jpeg format. The file size is 837 MB. The measure used for comparison is time needed to convert the file in seconds.

  

Lower is Better

 

Through each one of the tests, the ASUS Maximus V Gene delivers performance that is comparable to the rest of the boards tested. The Apophysis and Geekbench scores show an edge over the rest of the boards at stock speeds.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: ASUS Maximus V Gene
  3. Closer Look: Programs & Utilities
  4. Closer Look: The BIOS
  5. Closer Look: The BIOS (Continued)
  6. Specifications & Features
  7. Testing: Setup and Overclocking
  8. Testing: Apophysis, WinRAR, Geekbench, Bibble 5
  9. Testing: Office 2007, POV-Ray, ProShow Gold, HandBrake
  10. Testing: SiSoft Sandra, AIDA 64
  11. Testing: ScienceMark, Cinebench, HD Tune, PCMark 7
  12. Testing: Aliens vs. Predator
  13. Testing: Sid Meier's Civilization V
  14. Testing: Battlefield 3
  15. Testing: 3DMark 11
  16. Conclusion
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