ASUS X99 ROG Rampage V Extreme Review

OC Socket

ASUS X99 ROG Rampage V Extreme Review

OC Socket

We mentioned it in the Intel i7-5960X review, and on page one of this one, and here in all its glory is the ASUS OC socket. Because ASUS have got the patent out on it, details are scarce. Certainly there is no clear indication of exactly what it's doing under the hood, beyond enabling extra pins. Obviously enabling any extra features on the CPU, and especially ones that aren't part of the Intel specification, has to be done with a clear benefit.

There certainly isn't a shortage of new pins on the ASUS OC Socket. The Intel LGA2011v3 socket is on the left, the ASUS OC on the right, and you can see how many of the holes have been filled in on the ASUS OC socket. There are hardly any gaps left.

ASUS X99 ROG Rampage V Extreme Review

ASUS state that the additional pins ensure you can eke more performance out, at lower voltage, than is otherwise available. If those features are part of the Intel chip, but just switched off, then have ASUS taken the opportunity to remove the next Tick from the Intel roadmap? Is this a similar scenario to the old AMD Black CPUs that had cores you could enable in the BIOS? For the moment we have only tested on ASUS 'boards so don't know if this truly is a staggering turn of events bordering on genius, or a Windows phone in an Android world.

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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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