The latest generation of high-end desktop motherboards have arrived from Republic of Gamers (ROG) and are more than worth the wait. Based on Intel’s new X299 platform, the ROG Rampage VI Extreme and Rampage VI Apex motherboards are designed to help gamers and enthusiasts get the most out of their PCs.
ROG is the leader in motherboard design and innovation. Our engineers tailored the Rampage series for different priorities: the Rampage VI Extreme lives up to its name for drool-worthy dream machines with custom liquid cooling and ultra-fast networking, the Rampage VI Apex unabashedly targets peak game performance and record-breaking overclocking.
Shared Innovations Define the ROG X299 Family
Both Rampage boards share the same DNA—essential features that enthusiasts in the Republic of Gamers crave. That starts with critically acclaimed overclocking and cooling controls for liquid and air. There are dedicated pump headers for powering custom loops and all-in-one coolers, plus intelligent fan controls for optimal efficiency and quiet acoustics. Sensor grouping lets your cooling react to a mix of workloads, including GPU-heavy gaming via direct temperature monitoring for select graphics cards.
Tuning your gaming PC is easy whether you want to perfect your setup with manual tweaking or automatically configure and overclock the whole platform with a single click using our class-leading 5-Way Optimization utility. Gaming PCs provide unprecedented options to express your style, including through personalized lighting. The RGB LEDs embedded on our boards are augmented by headers for multiple RGB LED light strips to illuminate your system, your way. All of the lighting is part of our Aura Sync ecosystem, which synchronizes harmoniously across compatible ROG graphics cards, peripherals, and monitors, along with other components from our partners.
Equipped with the latest generation of SupremeFX integrated audio, ROG’s new X299 motherboards boast enhanced recording quality for streamers who want their voice to come through clearly. Graphics cards plug into reinforced SafeSlots that protect against damage from heavy GPU coolers and rough handling.
Intel’s VROC technology combines with our optional add-in card to enable insane M.2 RAID arrays made up of a stack of parallel drives with a direct line to the CPU. You can hit ludicrous speeds with enough capacity for overflowing game libraries. You get all the latest I/O, including USB 3.1 Gen2 with Type-C ports and internal headers pushing speeds up to 10Gbps. Onboard Wi-Fi and Intel Gigabit networking are standard equipment, and you can add Intel’s new Optane Memory as a high-speed cache.
Setting Performance Records With the Rampage VI Apex
ROG’s commitment to pursuing the highest overclocks and top performance manifests in the Rampage VI Apex. This model is purpose-built for setting records at sub-zero temperatures—not just with LN2, but also with exotic liquid helium. Our overclocking experts have already used the Apex to set 7 world records and 16 global records. The Rampage VI Apex board hit the highest CPU frequency for an Intel Core i7 processor with 7.562GHz on all four cores and eight threads, which is significantly better than other 7.5GHz results with just two cores active. Expect more records to fall as we cement ROG’s legacy as the absolute performance leader.
A Refined Foundation for Your Ultimate Build
ROG does more than just offer checkbox features—we take the time to ensure each one is empowering for enthusiasts and accessible for beginners. Both Rampage motherboards provide gamers and enthusiasts the powerful tuning, cooling, and personalization options for an incredibly potent platform that pushes PC performance to the cutting edge. It is this attention to user needs that defines the Rampage series – and the hallmark of ROG engineering and design.
For additional information, product images and specifics on each Rampage board, please check out our launch article at ROG or visit ASUS. For an in-depth look at X299 overclocking and the team behind the records, please visit us at ROG or view our X299 OC event video at ROG YouTube.
The ROG Rampage VI Extreme and ROG Rampage VI Apex motherboards will be available shortly at leading resellers in North America. Suggested MSRP pricing for the Rampage VI Extreme is $649.99 USD and for the Rampage VI Apex is $429.99 USD.