ASUS Maximus V Gene Motherboard Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
We will be running the Maximus V Gene through a full battery of benchmarks.  Here are the specifications of our test system.

Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Gene
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD6950
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Low Profile 16GB
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty Series 1000W
Storage: 750GB SATA II Drive
Cooling: Asetek 570LX
Case: HighSpeed PC Top Deck Tech Station

We will be testing the system at the Core i7-3770K’s stock speed of 3.5GHz and again at our overclock of 4.9GHz.  Here are the tests we will be running.

CPU & Memory Testing
SiSoftware Sandra (download)
– Processor Arithmetic Benchmark
– Processor Multimedia Benchmark
AIDA64 Extreme Edition (download)
– Cache & Memory Benchmark

System Testing
PCMark 7 (download)
PCMark Vantage (download)

Video Testing
3DMark 11 (download)
3DMark Vantage (download)
Heaven Demo 3.0 (download)
Stone Giant (download)

Gaming Testing
Alien vs. Predator
Lost Planet 2
Battlefield 3

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