Overclocking

If you have been paying attention in our review up to this point this should be a fairly easy section. The UEFI that Asus included with the Formula V is nothing short of top notch with every option you could possibly imagine. On the power side we have their DIGI+ II Power Control that gives us complete control over the CPU, iGPU, and RAM’s power. Along with that we have the Fusion air and water cooling to keep things cool. It’s fairly obvious that this is a great board if you are looking to push the limits of your Ivy Bridge CPU. In fact I bet that your CPU will be the limitation not the motherboard at all. BUT what I’m curious is what kind of overclock can someone who knows nothing about overclocking get. These days overclocking has become more and more well-known but there are a lot of people know they want the extra performance but don’t have the knowledge to tweak and tune it themselves. That is why most motherboards come with an easy to use button or software to do this for you. Here are our results.

overclock

I mentioned this with our review of the Maximus V Gene, but It is very interesting that when using a ROG board there are just the three overclock options but when using a standard Asus board it will go through and test its way up for the overclock. One the plus side, this is easy and it’s nice to see Asus feel confident in the 4.6GHz cap that they put on the easy overclocks. But as you can also see this did put the ROG boards in a little lower than the regular boards. Having said that it did still come in above the results from the Gigabyte and Intel boards and 4.6GHz is extremely impressive in its own right!

 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #30860 18 May 2013 03:39
For those of you who love watercooling your PC, this board has water cooling built in. I would highly recommend taking a look, Enjoy!
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trgtprctc replied the topic: #30867 18 May 2013 23:11
I have had this board in my current gaming rig since August and love it. I am not water cooling the thermo fusion block, but it is nice to know I have the option. This is the 2nd time I have bought an Asus Maximus Formula series board, and I will absolutely buy more in the future. Definitely a great product.
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #30872 19 May 2013 09:43
I would love to see pics of your updated rig!
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trgtprctc replied the topic: #30879 19 May 2013 17:04
It was the first time I ever took great care in wiring. The HAF XM case is great for that.
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Leonresevil2 replied the topic: #30909 21 May 2013 01:37
Looks pretty great, just not an Intel guy, and not prepared for that price range on mobos.

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