ASUS Rampage V 10th Anniversary Edition Review

Conclusion

ASUS Rampage V 10th Anniversary Edition Review

Conclusion

There are a few sections of people who read our reviews here at OC3D, but for the purposes of this particular review we're going to split them into two types. If your eyes first see the price and then decide if the product is for you, then the benefits of the Rampage V Edition 10 are somewhat more difficult to express. If you just see that it's another model in the  Rampage line, wahoo, then obviously cost is less of an issue.

Let's get the, non price related, slight niggle out of the way first. If you already have hit the boundaries of your CPU, despite plentiful tweaking, then it's unlikely that the Rampage V will get you a noticeable bump in performance and most certainly make your life easier and more interesting. Maybe the ASUS X99 A_II was already fantastic, maybe I put way too much time into extracting every possible Mhz from that CPU and board combo. Either way in absolute CPU performance benchmarks there isn't much to choose between the two models. 

That is, fortunately, where the similarities end.

One of the most difficult things to do is to find a motherboard that is capable of maximising your CPU overclock whilst also getting the most out of your expensive DDR4. The Rampage V Edition 10, with its seriously high quality power components, easy to use BIOS and ASUS OC Socket produce some exceptional results. We had 3400MHz Cache, 3400MHz DDR4 and 4.4GHz CPU running quite happily alongside each other and the performance benefits were clear in the benchmarks that took advantage of them. All of this is at lower volts than we might need to achieve similar results on other motherboards we've tested and stupidly low volts compared to other manufacturers. If you plan on going extreme with your cooling then the ASUS Rampage V will definitely not be the limiting factor. We test so many motherboards that you get a feel for such things, and the Rampage, even at our overclocked settings, felt like it was twiddling its thumbs with boredom waiting for us to give it a real overclock.

Away from the performance side the aesthetics and technologies in place are spectacular. Everywhere you look on this 10th Anniversary Edition you find one of the latest high-bandwidth solutions. It doesn't matter what you want to use it for, you can plug it into the Rampage and it will make the most of it. Let's take a single example for demonstration purposes, the ES 9018 K2M DAC. Very much at the audiophile end of the spectrum, it's arguably the best DAC on the market at the moment and is over $60 alone (just for the actual chip). Suddenly that hefty price tag at the top of the page makes a lot more sense.

If you just want a motherboard then almost any X99 will suffice, and the ASUS X99 A-II we used in our test of the latest Broadwell-E CPUs is a fantastic choice and still features the Asus OC socket. If, however, you want the very best, premium components used throughout, no expense spared, all-singing all-dancing motherboard that will make your jaw drop whenever you look at it and is guaranteed to make you the envy of your friends then the ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 is unquestionably that product. Accept no substitutes. The King is dead, long live the King.

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01-08-2016, 20:35:46

Drider
The One Board To Rule Them All!Quote

04-08-2016, 18:31:58

RandomBadger
I think the Mrs has given me the final green light on an upgrade..

I'm thinking this mobo with an Intel i7 6850k and 32Gb ram and a second 980ti classified all under water then that's me done for good.

Apparently we are saving to buy a house..... AhaQuote

21-08-2016, 20:29:13

Jabs
I have a question regarding the memory for the motherboard,Corsair is lagging with delivering the 3333mhz Dominator mems i ordered,now the shop has gotten me some Vengance LED 3400mhz in a 4x8 kit bundle,will they work in the motherboard or am i better of waiting for thé 3333mhz ?.Quote

22-08-2016, 00:53:15

Kaapstad
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jabs View Post
I have a question regarding the memory for the motherboard,Corsair is lagging with delivering the 3333mhz Dominator mems i ordered,now the shop has gotten me some Vengance LED 3400mhz in a 4x8 kit bundle,will they work in the motherboard or am i better of waiting for thé 3333mhz ?.
The bigger question is will the memory work with your CPU as you are at the limits of what Broadwell E can do speed wise. You may be lucky and be able to get it to run with a good IMC on your CPU but you may be disappointed.

You are also pushing your luck with the capacity as the more you want to run the harder it is for the CPU.

You need to work out what you want to use your PC for and get the right memory for it.Quote

22-08-2016, 05:00:46

tinytomlogan
^^^Kap is right. 3466 probably wont XMP and youd have to set it up manually (youd want to no matter what at that speed) but your CPU will be the limiting factor not the board.Quote
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