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Thread: ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches ROG Maximus X and ROG Strix Z370 Series Motherboards

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    ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches ROG Maximus X and ROG Strix Z370 Series Motherboards

    ROG sets the benchmark for PC gamers and enthusiasts with the new ROG Maximus X and ROG Strix Z370 series that offer leading-edge performance and design.

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    What is the exact percentage loss in performance if you go for a pro gaming board compared to a ROG boards. Cost will be a HUGE factor with the pro gaming boards being considerably less, that I know. But is that extra 2 - 3 thousand rand worth the +- 10 to 15% increase in performance? Do you really notice that difference in performance using 16 gig of gaming ram and 1070 for argument sake?

    Or is this kind of Tech Porn just for bragging rights?

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    I'd be amazed if you got 15% extra performance for a high end motherboard. I would think more like 2%. Maybe 5% absolute max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    What is the exact percentage loss in performance if you go for a pro gaming board compared to a ROG boards.
    If you're not overclocking, exactly zero difference in performance.
    If you are overclocking moderately, exactly zero difference in performance (moderately being like 4.5Ghz for a 6600K).
    If you are extreme overclocking, then maybe a couple percent in favour of the ROG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neoprod View Post
    If you're not overclocking, exactly zero difference in performance.
    If you are overclocking moderately, exactly zero difference in performance (moderately being like 4.5Ghz for a 6600K).
    If you are extreme overclocking, then maybe a couple percent in favour of the ROG.
    ^ This. Law of diminishing returns applies. You must be heavy into OCing or need something very specific on the board to justify it.
    Last edited by ponder; 06-10-2017 at 05:37 PM.
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    Judging by all replies it is therefore safe to say that paying >R5000 for a MOBO is a waste of money.
    Go for the R2000 - R2500 range board and obtain the same performance yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Judging by all replies it is therefore safe to say that paying >R5000 for a MOBO is a waste of money.
    Go for the R2000 - R2500 range board and obtain the same performance yes?
    Many moons ago I purchased a top of the range MB, did not use all of the ports/features available. That was the last expensive MB I purchased, these days I stick to budget boards (no overclocking) as they do everything I need from a MB, the savings get spent on things that have more of an impact like GPU/SSD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Judging by all replies it is therefore safe to say that paying >R5000 for a MOBO is a waste of money.
    Go for the R2000 - R2500 range board and obtain the same performance yes?
    Correct, if you are not overclocking and pushing the CPU and RAM to their limits and need the best power delivery and best capacitors and stable architecture that these mobo's deliver then just look for the minimum features that you need or will need in the next 3 or so years, like number of SATA ports, USB ports, decent chipset, and get that.
    The sarcasm is strong with this one...

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