ASUS X99 ROG Rampage V Extreme Review

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ASUS X99 ROG Rampage V Extreme Review

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On the subject of making overclocking as easy as possible, the importance of clean and stable power cannot be overstated. So often an overclock will fail just because there is a small variance in the voltages actually being supplied, and just having 80 zillion power phases wont temper that problem.

With the ASUS Rampage V Extreme the power design is their Extreme Engine Digi+ IV, which combines the MOSFETs and MOSFET drivers into a single stage. By reducing the amount of stages in the power phase, and then surrounding it with hardware of the best possible quality, the variance in your chosen voltage and the actual applied voltage is greatly reduced, leading to faster overclocks, both in terms of the results and the time taken to achieve them. Whenever you can lessen the time between you starting to overclock and achieving the best possible result from your hardware, life is good.

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It's not only voltage that is important. Obviously when you use any energy it is converted to heat, and that heat has to go somewhere. Heat is such a problem when running at extreme overclock speeds that all the top results are obtained with sub-zero cooling. The Rampage V Extreme takes advantage of the space available on the top of the IO section to add further cooling to the motherboard, allowing you to push yet further.

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29-08-2014, 13:06:16

overclocker
What is the latency when overclocked in AIDA?Quote

29-08-2014, 15:48:42

Kibeloko
Great review as always, what a wonderful motherboard. I'm a proud Rampage Extremer.

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"EPIC!" - Tom, 2014
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29-08-2014, 18:23:56

Lonestar166
Tommy Tommy Tommy, if you were here and now, I would kiss you.
Thank you for this review, this is what I have been waiting for. And I assure you, the wait was worth it. From across the pond, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you.Quote

30-08-2014, 02:05:27

lol
I wonder what the motherboard heatsink mounting holes are like for this one compared to other asus X99 motherboards. Wouldn't it be nice and convenient if it turns out they are in the same places meaning you could use something like say a motherboard/cpu combo waterblock that is made for the R5E on all asus X99 motherboards.

If only someone could check to confirm and perhaps even make a video on it? Quote

30-08-2014, 07:21:54

MiNo
Strange: If you fancy a SLI setup - and would like full bandwith to both your cards (PEIe 3.0 x16) - then you are left with zero PCIe slots.

As I understand it, we are on the verge of seeing lots PCie connected storage as new standards have been finalized (NVMe). These require PCIe 3.0 x4 interfaces and that will not be possible on this board if you run SLI.

I doubt storage on the M2 interface will work for desktop users. Firstly, is was designed for laptops/tables in mind - and it does not seem line more than one connector is available on the boards who does have this interface.

So what we we supposed to use, if the SATA 3.0 max of 600 MB/Sec is not enough. PICe storage - that is what.Quote
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