Courtesy of MSI
Today, MSI unvieled their next generation Gaming Series boards to be released in the near future. The boards will ship with MSI's latest power technology,...
Courtesy of ASUS
The ASUS Maximus VI Impact is ASUS' newest mini-ITX member of the Republic of Gamer (ROG) family. ASUS integrated design innovations from its Z77-based mITX...
Courtesy of SilverStone
SilverStone Technology is a well known brand in the computer component space, offering high quality solutions for everything from cases to case-mounted fan...
To give the reader a feel for the Maximus VI Impact's overclocking performance capabilities, we attempted to push the board to known CPU-supported performance parameters with minimal tweaking. I was able to push the board to a 4.67GHz...
Synthetic Benchmark Testing
SiSoft Sandra 2012
The Sandra benchmarks remain a fast and easy way to determine how well the system's CPU and memory...
Audio Subsystem Testing
Audio Playback Testing
Using a selection of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music tracks and Windows Media Player, the audio subsystem playback performance was tested for playback accuracy and fidelity.
Playback using the audio test...
To verify that the motherboard works as advertised, the board was run through our standard benchmark suite. In most cases, the results are presented for the motherboard under review as well as a different...
The following screens detail settings on the Main, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, and Tools tabs.
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ASUS designed the Maximus VI Impact's BIOS using the latest revision of their UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) implementation, a customized version of the AMI baseline UEFI style BIOS. The UEFI BIOS offers full keyboard and mouse support...
AI Suite III
DIGI+ Power Control
Fan XPert 2
USB 3.0 Boost
USB BIOS Flashback Wizard
ROG Mem TweakIt
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard