Asus ROG RAMPAGE V Edition 10
The 10th Anniversary Edition With X99 Flavah!
Every now and then a motherboard manufacturer brings something very special to the table, and hey if it is your 10th anniversary, then why not do that with the X99 RAMPAGE V. Join us as we review the the Asus ROG X99 RAMPAGE V Extreme Edition 10. It is among the best X99 chipset based motherboards we have tested to date. Not just that, it looks pretty awesome as well in an all dark design with subtle elements and a color configurable LED system. It's big, fast, ROG themed and has luxurious features and overclocking written all over it.
This X99 motherboard can house the Intel Core i7-5960X and other Haswell-E chips as well as the new Broadwell-E processors. Both are based on socket LGA2011-V3 infrastructure with DDR4 quad channel memory. DDR4 memory allows for lower voltage memory modules, this memory defaults towards 2,133 MHz at 1.2 Volts. However the memory controller is quad-channel compatible. As a result with overclocked memory at roughly 3 GHz, you can reach 70 maybe 80 GB/sec on your memory bandwidth, which are insane numbers. In this article we'll have a chat about a X99 motherboard in terms of the chipset and then will throw a decent photo-shoot and a benchmark suite at the products and get an indication what performance is like with the new 10-core Intel Core i7-6950 and X99 Platform.
With the ROG Rampage V Extreme ASUS once again tried to raise the bar with features and overclocking potential. ASUS went a little mental on the 10th Anniversary Edition SKU :P You will receive the cool ROG design motherboard with 3x3 802.11 a/b/g/n/AC Wireless LAN, M.2. PCIe SSD compatibility and SATA Express. This ASUS motherboard will come with nice PC options like 8+4-pin EPS connectors, a hefty VRM design (8 phases) for the processor and 2+2 for memory, four PCI-Express x16 slots (x16/x8/x16/x8), a single PCI-e x4 and a single PCI-e x1 slot. There is an extra shield that covers the rear-panel I/O on-board, and audio is shielded as well. The board comes with two gigabit Ethernet controllers and exceptional WIFI. Storage wise you will get ten SATA 6 Gb/s and of course an M.2 slot (PCIe x4 linked for maximum bandwidth). There are many overclocking features inside the BIOS and to top things off, a diagnostic POST LED display. It doesn't stop there though, you get USB 3.1 (Gen2) connectors as well including Type-A and Type-C and a new gaming oriented LED feature. The motherboard is loaded with RGB LEDs that you can control in color and animation. Also included is a U.2 (no not the band) connector for the 0.00001% that uses it. Do you need fast connections? Well, the board offers four 10 Gbps USB 3.1 ports (2 Type-A and 2 Type-C), as stated Dual Gigabit Ethernet and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi with a 3×3 antenna and also Bluetooth, CMOS / BIOS set buttons. Then there's another 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a PS/2 port and a 7.1 channel audio jack which is powered by ASUS SupremeFX III chipset.
Have a peek below at the motherboard and then lets fire up an extensive review and overview of what ASUS has to offer with the ROG RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 motherboard. Next page please.