Synthetic Benchmark Testing
SiSoft Sandra 2015 SP2b
The Sandra benchmarks remains a fast and easy way to determine system quality from a 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 app-provided...
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 Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tools, and Exit tabs in the Advanced Mode interface.
The following screens detail settings on the EZ Mode interface and Main and Advanced tabs in the Advanced Mode interface.
EZ Mode Interface
EZ Mode, Main page
ASUS bundled the Maximus VIII Impact motherboard with the latest version of their ASUS UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) implementation, a customized version of the AMI baseline UEFI BIOS replacement. The UEFI offers full keyboard and mouse...
ROG KeyBot II
KeyBot II is an ASUS-developed application that uses a chipset-centric approach to improving in-game keyboard macro speed and execution. The KeyBot II hardware process is slaved to the upper...
The Maximus VIII Impact motherboard comes with all the necessary components to get the board up and running, plus a few additional components enhancing the board's functionality.