Review: ASUS X99 Rampage 5 Extreme

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    In this review we check out the ASUS Rampage V Extreme motherboard, armed with the X99 chipset and with that luxurious OC panel this motherboard is amongst the most high-end X99 motherboards availa...

    Review: ASUS X99 Rampage 5 Extreme
     
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    Nice board, nice review, hate the colour, i cant stand the Red and Black Rampage theme.
     
  3. Pale Rider

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    Thanks, Hilbert!
    I bought one of the last of these boards Newegg had in stock.
    That is, before you had posted this review.
    You confirmed that I made the correct choice.
    BTW, as usual, I love the red and black ROG theme!
    It reminds me of a bright red, shiny, classic Corvette Stingray.
    Unfortunately, my i7-5960X is backordered, but I do have it ordered.
    I've already bought and received a quad pack of Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-2800 memory.
    I haven't a clue what to do with the dozens of unknown memory settings in the ASUS BIOS.
    It's way, way easier to just set XMP and go from there.
    If I start with memory that's already OC'd then I can't go wrong.
     
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    Negative Offset overclocking is much better than XMP because you get all the benefits of a massive OC while also undervolting and saving power. Its great and well worth the effort to get it working in Negative offset.
     

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    What's the reason for having Gen2 PCI-e slots on this board?
     
  6. tihe20

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    I have a question abou PCIe lanes.
    Asus states on their site that you can have x16x16, x16x8x8 or x16x8x8x8 configurations.
    So why can you use 40 PCIe lanes in 4 way SLI and in 3 way only 32 ???
    Logically it would be x16x16x8, right?
     
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  7. Temple Dog

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    ASUS buddy, what happened?

    Almost everything you could ask for in a flag ship board is here. Unfortunately it looks like it was designed by a committee. The M.2 connector is barnacled in but whatever you plug into it could be festooned with red glitter to highlight the board's general tackiness. There is a schizophrenic slum of buttons, switches and LEDs. And a DIP switch! Just a touch of retro? Really? Is that Probelt really useful tucked under the ATX power cable? Not to mention the other cabling headaches - spread out those fan headers! I could overlook all this of course. But why for love of baby Jane is there a crippled PCIe slot on a board like this? What a mess. ASUS, after all the years we've had together. . . why? So meh.
     

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