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Old 03-12-17, 12:06 PM
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ASUS ROG Z370 Maximus X Formula Review



You've shouted from the rooftops and we deliver. If the Apex intrigued you but is too rich for your blood, let's see how the Maximus X Formula stacks up.


ASUS ROG Z370 Maximus X Formula Review

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Old 03-12-17, 05:57 PM
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as it looks it is not 100% clear if the next generation intel CPU´s (at least the rumored 8 cores) will run on Z370.

i am not sure if i would be willing to gamble and buy a Z370.

but i am happy with my ryzen and threadripper systems anyway.
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Old 03-12-17, 06:00 PM
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I noticed in the video that it only has one USB 2.0 internal header - can anyone else confirm? Bit of a let down but certainly not a deal-breaker for me. Just waiting for stock in the UK
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Old 04-12-17, 03:30 PM
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Great looking board, wish we had a Ryzen equivalent

Ace review as always Guv!
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Old 07-12-17, 05:05 AM
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I have been waiting for this board for ages, just how dissapointing are these benchmarks?

I realise Tom seems to think the Apex is top of the line but i think he has it confused with the Extreme (that so far doesnt exist for the Z370 platform).

He has spoken as if its a mid range board from one of the top tier models (ROG Line) and that its cheaper/more affordable for some, but as it stands, unless they bring an extreme out, then the Formula is very much the best Asus ROG has to offer in terms of cost.

He also gives it an enthusiast award but has he seen the price to go with those poor figures? Its change over £400!!! Its not a cheaper model, its their current best, meaning it should show figures to beat the Hero in all aspects and certainly should be closer if not better than the Apex which is in fact their 3rd current best board in terms of cost (with the Code just above it).

The Apex is well over £100 cheaper and the more affordable board if anything and the hero is cheaper still (the cheapest one in the ROG line up) and thats outperforming the formula in some tests and that's nearly £150 cheaper!...quite how Asus justifies this extra money and quite how this gets an award for those figures at its pricepoint is beyond me.

I have to say i am thoroughly disappointed here, not just for the benchmark figures (especially those at stock) but it has an EK waterblock and pump/temp/flow headers designed and aimed at custom loop builders, yet puts an AIO header on the board when there is also a code available (same board minis the ek block) and it further sticks an OLED display smack bam above where a typical loops pipework and fittings would come directly out of the top of a gpu waterblock (obscurring display)...

I'm hoping theres an issue with the way hes set it up on stock bios settings or theres an issue with the test bench or even that Asus fixes the performance issues with a bios revision because i sure as hell don't fancy spending £400+ on a board with one usb 2 header that gets spanked by boards costing around 40% less!

What a disappointment :-( I'll wait for a couple more reviews but ive had an 8700k for nearing 2 months whilst waiting for this board, now i may have to end up buying one i could have done weeks ago.
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Old 07-12-17, 08:22 AM
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I noticed in the video that it only has one USB 2.0 internal header - can anyone else confirm? Bit of a let down but certainly not a deal-breaker for me. Just waiting for stock in the UK
sadly I only had one on my Maximus IX Extreme. also disappointed by that
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Old 07-12-17, 10:29 AM
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I have been waiting for this board for ages, just how dissapointing are these benchmarks?

I realise Tom seems to think the Apex is top of the line but i think he has it confused with the Extreme (that so far doesnt exist for the Z370 platform).

He has spoken as if its a mid range board from one of the top tier models (ROG Line) and that its cheaper/more affordable for some, but as it stands, unless they bring an extreme out, then the Formula is very much the best Asus ROG has to offer in terms of cost.

He also gives it an enthusiast award but has he seen the price to go with those poor figures? Its change over £400!!! Its not a cheaper model, its their current best, meaning it should show figures to beat the Hero in all aspects and certainly should be closer if not better than the Apex which is in fact their 3rd current best board in terms of cost (with the Code just above it).

The Apex is well over £100 cheaper and the more affordable board if anything and the hero is cheaper still (the cheapest one in the ROG line up) and thats outperforming the formula in some tests and that's nearly £150 cheaper!...quite how Asus justifies this extra money and quite how this gets an award for those figures at its pricepoint is beyond me.

I have to say i am thoroughly disappointed here, not just for the benchmark figures (especially those at stock) but it has an EK waterblock and pump/temp/flow headers designed and aimed at custom loop builders, yet puts an AIO header on the board when there is also a code available (same board minis the ek block) and it further sticks an OLED display smack bam above where a typical loops pipework and fittings would come directly out of the top of a gpu waterblock (obscurring display)...

I'm hoping theres an issue with the way hes set it up on stock bios settings or theres an issue with the test bench or even that Asus fixes the performance issues with a bios revision because i sure as hell don't fancy spending £400+ on a board with one usb 2 header that gets spanked by boards costing around 40% less!

What a disappointment :-( I'll wait for a couple more reviews but ive had an 8700k for nearing 2 months whilst waiting for this board, now i may have to end up buying one i could have done weeks ago.

Its just early BIOS - it will be as good as the Apex in a revision or two for normal use / clocks
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