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Asus Maximus VIII Impact (Z170) Motherboard Review


We used 3DMark‘s ‘Fire Strike Ultra’ benchmark which is designed to be used on high-resolution gaming PCs.


Grand Theft Auto V

We apply very near maximum settings in Grand Theft Auto V and a 1920×1080 resolution to push today’s hardware. Our data was recorded using the built-in benchmark.

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Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

We used a 1920×1080 resolution and the Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor built-in benchmark set to ‘Ultra’ quality.



Given its Republic of Gamers branding, frame rates are an important delivery point for Asus’ Maximus VIII Impact, and the mITX board delivers.

The 3DMark Physics score is respectable and very good numbers are put up in GTA V and Shadow of Mordor. If you want a mini-ITX motherboard that doesn’t limit your gaming performance, Asus’ Maximus VIII Impact proves itself as a competitive solution.

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