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Asus Rampage V Extreme: An Overclocking Monster

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Asus’s Rampage Extreme line has long been considered by many as some of the top overclocking boards that have been on the market, and the Rampage V Extreme is in the same boat.

When the board first came out there was a lot of talk about the inclusion of a non-standard OC-Socket, an aftermarket LGA 2011-v3 socket that has additional contact pins.  These pins help feed additional voltage to the CPU and result in what we have found to be very impressive and stable overclocking from the board.

But is this just a gimmick or is it really something that will make a difference?  The answer we find is that this is no joke and that the board by far surpasses every other X99 motherboard that is currently available when it comes to cache/uncore overclocking.  This leads to massive performance gains that other boards will not be able to achieve and quite frankly they are left in the Rampage V Extreme’s dust.  Once again Asus continues the legend of the Rampage Extreme line with this shining example of engineering and hardware dominance.

Asus Rampage V Extreme Specifications:

  • CPU Socket Type: LGA 2011-v3
  • Supported CPU Technologies: Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Chipset: Intel X99Onboard Video: None
  • Onboard Video: None
  • Audio Chipset: ROG SupremeFX 2014
  • Audio Channels: 8 Channels
  • LAN Chipset: Intel I218-V
  • Max LAN Speed: 10/100/1000MbpsWireless LAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 3T3R supports frequency band 2.4/5 GHz
  • Wireless LAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 3T3R supports frequency band 2.4/5 GHz
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth v4.0
  • Number of Memory Slots: 8×288pin
  • Memory Standard: DDR4 3300(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2133
  • Maximum Memory Supported: 64GB
  • Channel Supported: Quad Channel
Expansion Slots:
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16: 4 (40-lane CPU @ x16, x16/x16, x16/x8/x8 or x16/x8/x8/x8; 28-lane CPU @ x16, x16/x8, x8/x8/x8)
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16: 1 (Max. at x4 mode)
  • PCI Express x1: 1
  • Quad-GPU NVIDIA 4-Way SLI and AMD 4-way/Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology (support up to 3-Way with 28-lane CPU)
 Storage Devices:
  • SATA 6Gb/s: 8 x SATA 6Gb/s
  • SATA Express: Intel X99 – 1 x SATA Express port, red, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports , ASMedia SATA Express controller – 1 x SATA Express port, red, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
  • M.2: 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, support type 2260/2280/22110 storage devices
  • SATA RAID: 0/1/5/10
Rear Panel Ports:
  • PS/2: 1
  • RJ45: 1 x RJ45
  • USB 3.0: 10 x USB 3.0
  • USB 1.1/2.0: 2 x USB 2.0
  • S/PDIF Out: 1 x Optical
  • Audio Ports: 5 Ports
Internal I/O Connectors:
  • Onboard USB
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 4 x USB 2.0