ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme Review – Intel’s Haswell-E processors are finally here, and these are made for hardcore multi-threading tasks, be it for video encoding, graphics work, even for mathematical and computational tasks, but ASUS, as they always do are bringing it a notch further by launching the ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme for gamers and overclocking enthusiasts.
As with all of ASUS’ ROG motherboards, the Rampage V Extreme’s motherboards are clad in its well-known red and black motifs, and now come with a number of familiar features.
In line with all of Intel’s Extreme series of motherboards, the Rampage V Extreme comes with a whopping eight DIMM slots, which supports the brand new DDR4 RAM sticks, up to 64GB of memory. As far as SATA ports go, media hoarders will definitely love the fact that the board has eight SATA 3 6.0Gbps ports, one SATA Express port and one M.2 SATA 3 socket.
If money is no object, enthusiasts will also love the fact that the Rampage V Extreme supports both 4-way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX configurations, for the best gaming experience money can buy. In order to make the Rampage V Extreme the best of the best motherboard in the market out there, the company invested in the best components, and even went as far as to add extra pins in the CPU socket in order to get a higher and more stable voltage during overclocking. A few other new software and hardware level features on the Rampage V include the Safe Boot button, which automatically loads you into Safe Mode, where you can tweak your retained hardware settings via the software, and the ReTry button, which forces your PC to reboot even when your system hangs.
One thing to note however is that if you’re using an extra large cooler, there’s a chance that your RAM may not fit into some of the ports, and the PCIe slot can be blocked. Despite the board’s size, this is the problem that we faced as well, so check your components before buying them, if you’re building a new system with this motherboard. As far as features and performance go, the ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme definitely wins a lot of points from us. It’s on the tail-end of the expensive scale, sure, but for your money, you’re getting literally everything and the kitchen sink.
- Great performance
- High Price
ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme Specifications
- CPU Support: Intel Core Processor
- CPU Socket: LGA 2011
- Chipset: Intel X99 Chipset
- Memory Type: Quad Channel Memory