ASUS X99 ROG Rampage V Extreme Review

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Opening the box and taking out all of the goodies is as much fun as actually using the board itself. The Rampage V Extreme definitely has plenty of accessories and additional features beyond just having the motherboard. The box is a typical ROG number although the bands of red are more obviously delineated than other ROG models we've seen. it refreshes the packaging without losing the brand identity.

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It's not a hard and fast rule, but a general rule of thumb is that you can tell the quality of the motherboard by the amount of metal in the IO shield. Higher-end motherboards have more holes and thus less metal. If this holds true, and we think it does, then the Rampage V Extreme definitely tops the range with so little metal as a dust barrier. How long before a company produce a plexi one with LEDs? We hinted. And if you do, can we have our 10%.

The WiFi adaptor supports the newest 5GHz 802.11AC, and ASUS claim to have improved this still further to bring up to 1300Mbps speeds. Even if it only matches the AC speeds it will be good.

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Finally the OC Panel is supported either via the stand up pod we're all used to or a 5 1/4" bay, which definitely is the more attractive of the two options.

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Most Recent Comments

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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