CPU & Motherboards

ROG MAXIMUS XII FORMULA LGA1200 Motherboard Review

ASUS is still retaining the same look and feel from their BIOS from the past 3-4 years and its a nice layout and feel. There’s nothing new added here except for some unique features of this board as well as minor details like the return of SP under the overclocking prediction which we are sure stands for Silicon Points, and older predictive scoring system from ASUS that intends to grade your CPU but has no real world nor Intel-certified counterpart and is just ASUS doing they’re AI thing.


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  1. Hmm, why is it though performing worse in certain benchmarks? May this also be due to bios version and could still be improved?

  2. This is explained in the Behavior page: https://www.back2gaming.com/reviews/b2g-hardware/hw-components/cpu-mobo/rog-maximus-xii-formula-lga1200-motherboard-review/7/#split_content

    Basically out-of-box settings for ROG uses default Intel behavior with MCE disable so only runs at 120W TDP vs AORUS running at 250W TDP or basically near 5Ghz vs 4.4Ghz or so ROG/Stock

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