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ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Review

ccokeman    -   August 15, 2013
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ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Testing:

LAN performance will be tested via a utility to gauge the performance of the onboard network solutions. The motherboard being tested will be connected via a Gigabit switch to another system with an integrated Gigabit network solution on board.

iPerf: is a small lightweight utility run from the command prompt and can be used to measure both TCP and UDP performance on a network. iPerf is cross platform software and open source. The test is configured to run for 20 seconds with a window size of 256 KB and four simultaneous streams that should be able to saturate the TCP link on a good NIC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rightmark Audio Analyzer 6.25 is used to test the sound solution on board each motherboard. Nothing beats a good set of ears and headphones but this is a graphic representation of the capabilities of the installed hardware. Sampling mode is 24-bit 44kHz.

 
Intel DZ87KLT-75
MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming
ASUS ROG   M6H
ASUS Z87-PLUS
MSI MPower MAX
ASUS ROG M6E
Frequency Response dB
+3.65,-2.33
+0.52,+ 0.30
+0.23,+0.12
-0.01, -0.07
+0.12,-0.10
+0.42-+0.03
Noise Level dBA
-91.3
-91.3
-91.5
-85.3
-93.6
-99.8
Dynamic Range dBA
91.3
91.2
91.5
85.4
93.5
99.6
Total Harmonic distortion %
0.481
0.131
0.436
0.0059
0.131
0.463
Intermodulation distortion +noise
1.393
0.259
0.365
0.019
0.259
0.463
Stereo Crosstalk,db
-69.7
-91.6
-89.2
-84.9
-91.2
-94.9
Intermodulation distortion + noise (Swept Freq) %
0.465
.323
.311
.017
.324
.430
Frequency Response (Swept Sine), db
+1.3,-2.4
+0.1,-0.1
+0.0,-0.1
+0.0, -0.0
+0.1,-0.1
+0.1- -0.2

When you compare the throughput of the Killer and Intel NICs on all of the comparison boards you get pretty similar performance through the testing process. That being said you can always use traffic management software, if provided, to optimize your usage scenario. In the case of the M6E we have ASUS Game First II software that adds that ability without having to purchase an additional software package. Wireless performance is limited by the wireless router but still pushes through at just over 44Mbps; better than the wireless performance on the MPOWER MAX. The Realtek 1150-based sound solution provided proves to be comparable to that of the M6H in just about every test in RMAA.




  1. ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Introduction & Closer Look
  2. ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Closer Look: The Motherboard
  3. ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Closer Look: Software & Utilities
  4. ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Closer Look: Software & Utilities: Continued
  5. ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Closer Look: The BIOS
  6. ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Specifications & Features
  7. ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  8. ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Testing: PCMark 7, Si Soft Sandra 2013
  9. ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Testing: Cinebench 11.5, x264, AIDA 64
  10. ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Testing: Crystal Diskmark, ATTO
  11. ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Testing: iPerf, RMAA
  12. ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Testing: Gaming
  13. ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Conclusion
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