ASUS Republic Of Gamers Maximus VI Hero Intel Z87 Motherboard Review

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Rightmark Audio Analyzer Performance

RightMark Audio Analyzer

The RightMark Audio Analyzer suite is designed for testing quality of analog and digital paths of any audio devices, be it a sound card, an MP3 player, a consumer CD/DVD player or an acoustic set. The results are obtained by playing and recording test signals passed through the tested audio path by means of frequency analysis algorithms. The latest version of RightMark Audio Analyzer can be found here.

RightMark Audio Analyzer Results

Rightmark Audio Analyzer Comparison Chart


  • ASUS Z87-Pro – Realtek ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H – Realtek ALC898 codec
  • ASUS ROG Maximus VI Hero – Supreme FX
  • MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming – Realtek ALC898 codec

The ASUS ROG Maximus VI Hero was the top dog in audio performance. It may have received the same overall ‘Very Good’ score as the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H, but the sub-scores were rated higher.

We updated our test results in Rightmark Audio Analyzer using 24-bit 192kHz testing and the scores for the ASUS Maximus VI Hero were great. Just about all of the individual scores saw a performance gain from the new setting. This is the first board that has come across the Legit Reviews bench that has broken the 100 dB(A) mark in both the Noise Level and Dynamic Range.

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