ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME
At the end of the day, it was the ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme that impressed us the most. It topped the majority of our test benchmarks, and was always among the top two performers for the tests it didn’t win. Furthermore, its blend of gaming- and enthusiast-oriented features is quite compelling, as it manages to appeal quite successfully to both crowds, setting it apart from the other boards that often look like they are sacrificing one for the other.
In addition to being the best board for overclocking, it also offers a range of hardware buttons – the ReTry button, for instance – that speak to ASUS’ efforts to make the overclocking process as smooth as possible. It is this attention to detail and user experience, combined with its stellar performance and attractive design, that lead us to unreservedly declare it the winner. It will also cost you a pretty penny at RM2,375, but what you get is an exceedingly feature-rich board that performs great and looks the part as well.