Since one of the big features of the IC7-Max 3
is the OTES cooling system, I ran a temperature check to see how well it works. To do this, I booted the system up, let the temperature stabilize for twenty minutes, took a temperature reading, and then ran Sandra memory and CPU benchmarks for 20 cycles to stress the system. I then noted the highest score reported by Sandra.
As you can see from the graphs, the OTES system does a pretty good job of keeping your board cool (and I probably should get a better heat sink for my computer). As we all know, in the computer world, cool is good and the OTES system really does a nice job of keeping your system cool.
The IC7-Max 3
is certainly one of the better motherboards on the market if you’ve got the hardware to feed it. The only thing the IC7-Max 3
really lacks is a built in media reader but other than that you’d be hard pressed to find something that the IC7-Max 3
A near perfect board for hardcore gamers who have the right equipment. It's got everything you need under the hood and more.
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