ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VII Ranger Z97 (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

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Despite the great lengths ASUS have gone to with their newest VRM implementations most people will still be CPU limited – whether that be in frequency or heat terms. In our case we know our CPU could theoretically do 4.9 or 5GHz, but the required volts to get there (1.3-1.35v) result in almost instant overheating under load. As a result our maximum stable overclock has been 4.8GHz at around 1.27-1.3 volts and the ASUS Maximus VII Ranger managed to achieve 4.8GHz with 1.27 volts with no issues at all. In that regard we do not anticipate any users will be limited by this motherboard, the CPU will be more of an issue.

Article Index

  1. Introduction, Specifications and Packaging
  2. A Closer Look & Layout Analysis
  3. The Test System and Test Software
  4. BIOS
  5. Software Overview
  6. Overclocking
  7. CPU Performance
  8. GPU Performance
  9. Memory Performance
  10. SATA, M.2 and USB Performance
  11. Networking Performance
  12. Audio Performance
  13. Power Consumption and Thermals
  14. Final Thoughts
  15. View All

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