ASUS Rampage III Extreme Review World First
PC Mark Vantage
PC Mark Vantage is one of the better ways to quickly test an entire system without spending the whole day loading various applications and utilities, as the program itself has all the main ones built in and performs an huge amount of actions very quickly.
As you can see the Rampage II and Rampage III are pretty much inseparable throughout the tests, but the Rampage III Extreme gains enough where it matters than we just can't wait to play with a retail BIOS.
PassMark tests in a very different way to PC Mark, but the results are nonetheless a fair representation of the performance level you could expect.
Again both systems are within a gnats chuff of identical.
Everest Ultimate seemed to have a few issues with our Rampage III Extreme. If you consider all of these tests are really testing the CPU, then the differences are staggering, and baffling. This is definitely a test we will revisit when we have a final BIOS on our hands.
The Persistence Of Vision RAYtracer puts us back where the other tests have shown us to be, right on a par with the Rampage II Extreme.
However, at the risk of beating a dead horse, the huge gain seen in the average PPS test is very impressive considering the relative maturities of the respective BIOS.
CineBench is the latest version of the Cinema4D based benchmarking suite. The OpenGL test, whilst not giving a result either way, was such a shock we had to show you it. No we didn't accidently paste the wrong data in. Both of them really got 33.54. Demonstrating the purity of the CineBench test.
CPU results mirror the POVRay test in that the Rampage III Extreme has a definite edge that will only improve in time.
We'll have a quick look at the 3D and gaming benchmarks before heading to our conclusion.