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    Maximus VIII Hero - comparison the BIOS version in tests and stability

    With Maximus VII Hero I'm now trying to influence the performance of the CPU to the BIOS version. Everything takes place under the same conditions in terms of temperature measurement settings of CPU and BIOS settings. I set the processor to 4.5 GHz / 4.5 GHz core frequency and cache to 1.3V. OS was Windows 7 SP1 64-bit. Graphics just out of curiosity GTX 980T Poseidon.
    [b] For testing, I tried 3 BIOS versions. 0401, 0802, and the latest BIOS 1,001 [/ b]
    I was interested in performance SuperPi 32M, CINEBENCH R11.5, 3D Mark06 CPU performance, 3D Mark11 Performance and 3D Mark Firestrike. Older tests such as SuperPi because I wanted to
    I. BIOS 0401
    Generally BIOS showed OK, the voltage on the CPU LLC5 perfectly kept, also stability seemed very good even at a voltage of 1.3V.

    Superpi 32M = 7m 0.685s


    3D Mark 06 CPU = 9 671p


    3D Mark11 P = 20 360b, physics=13 314p


    3D Mark Firestrike = 16 262p, physics = 14 587p


    Cinebench R11.5 = 10.48p


    II. BIOS 0802
    The BIOS convinced me more balanced performance across all tests, but stability was unpredictable, with 1.3V in SuperPi frozed despite several attempts (I set after 1.345V). Despite a slight decrease in performance CPU 3D06 and in SuperPi - differences are acceptable, other benchmarks in turn are noticeably better in terms of score. However, the stability of pity ... It takes more stress on the same settings than the previous case. Now therefore, not this BIOS

    Superpi 32M = 7m 1.278s


    3D Mark 06 CPU test = 9522p


    3D Mark11 Performance = 20 608p, physics = 13 312p


    3D Mark Firestrike = 16 297p, physics=14 686p


    Cinebench R11.5 = 10.93b


    III. BIOS 1001
    The BIOS me a little disappointed, I forgot to measure a lower voltage, but what Im still to testing, 1.3V holds now. This is positive. Although the behavior of PC stability and performance is not bad, I'm sorry that SuperPi is much worse and I tested it several times, even after restarting the PC with the same result within tenths of a second.

    Superpi 32M = 7m 4.648s


    3D Mark 06 CPU test=9484p


    3D Mark11 Performance=20 655p, physics=13 334p


    3D Mark Firestrike=16 286b, physics=14 656p


    Cinebench R11.5 = 10.91p


    There is overview table with the results.


    Repeatedly measuring the current I reached there with the last BOSS 10.93 points in R11.5 and another test of SuperPi is 7m 3.478s and for 3D06 9488points per CPU. [b] Thus, I would recommend for the average user to choose between BIOS 0401 and 1001 BIOS 0802 to avoid. On the same frequencies requires a higher voltage even when served on average the best results, at the cost of "instability" of the same strain is not worth it. If you like SuperPi , then 0401 is your choice. Conversely, if the test elderly hot food, will be better in 1001, which is better in newer tests.
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    Hey ... thanks for the effort ... have you tried 0040 ? 1001 has a bugged adaptive VC.

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    I heard about this bug, for my happyness Im using manual vcore. The difference idle 1.3V vs idle 0.9V is maybe 5W so this is nothing

    0040? It is some OC BIOS version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlanK3r View Post
    I heard about this bug, for my happyness Im using manual vcore. The difference idle 1.3V vs idle 0.9V is maybe 5W so this is nothing

    0040? It is some OC BIOS version?
    Yeah 1001 supposed to have other bugs too ... adpative VC seems to work pretty good with Skylake in general.

    0040 seems to be optimized for high XTU Scores.

    Probably you want to give it a try:

    http://www.mediafire.com/download/fw...-ASUS-0040.rar

    Looking forward to your verdict.
    Last edited by IronAge; 11-04-2015 at 02:47 PM.

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    thank you, BIOS for XTU I need also
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