ASUS Rampage III Extreme Review World First


ASUS Rampage III    Extreme Review


We will repeat this in the testing page for those who skip to that, but we have to make it very clear that this is a pre-production board and so the BIOS is most definitely in a beta stage. However the general layout and features should remain roughly like this and so we will show the shots and point out the interesting stuff.

Anyone fancy a 63x CPU Multiplier? Have they invented Absolute Zero cooling yet?

DDR3 speeds can be mind-blowing. I can't imagine a time in which DDR-3600MHz will exist, but if it does, ASUS have it covered.

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Naturally with a monster DDR3 capability, we need a monster Uncore too.

QPI up to 9600MHz! I'm gonna need a lie down.

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Differential amplitude and clock skew are things that I definitely wouldn't play with, but the sub-zero brigade are celebrating right about now.

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Voltages can be set to insane levels. If your overclock isn't stable, it wont be for lack of power.

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You'll recall the Go button from earlier? Well here is where you define exactly which BIOS save you would like to load when that button is pressed. Very handy for either wild post-POST overclocks, or having a energy saving setup for that overnight download.

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I have a spare laptop here. I wonder what this ROG Connect button does...

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Most Recent Comments

26-03-2010, 12:28:31

Wow. Dear santa... Quote

26-03-2010, 13:54:11

man that is just amazing and i agree i totally love that ROG connect countless times ive been in windows when ive noticed in gettin bad vdroop and thot have to reboot to up the vcore a little this will totally eliminate things like thatQuote

26-03-2010, 22:45:51

Great review Tom, appreciate the time you have put into it. A note though, on some of your graphs you have changed the scale to exaggerate the difference. Imo the scales should go from 0 throughout the article. One of the graphs at a glance appears to have a 'Massive'difference between the two boards but the results are 8.91 and 8.52 respectively.

Just a thought.

EDIT: Just watch your vid, very comprehensive on all the 'little' features.

Did you note the temperature of the x58 chip? Would anyone need to use the supplied large heatsink+fan jobby?Quote

26-03-2010, 22:53:07

Our graphing software automatically scales, and if it begins at 0 all the time we'll need three monitor setups for CPU Queen results Quote

27-03-2010, 09:15:42

Nice review m8. I'm liking the videos!

I'm not so sure about the graphs not starting from zero though as not doing this can make the differences between the two products exagerated, especially at a glance. It does however emphasize those differences so its horses for courses I guess.

I'm still not sold on the heatsinks or the colour scheme. Both are good looking but nothing innovating or exciting which we have come to expect from market leaders such as Asus. I guess I'd prefer something a bit more original for such an expensive piece of hardware and not a clone of the classifieds look.

Keep up the good work Quote

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