The Rampage V Extreme is finally upon us. The latest and greatest offerings from Asus launches along side the latest X99 chipset and Haswell-E processors from Intel. The Rampage V Extreme or RVE offers some insane specs, features, tweaks, and even a custom socket that differs from Intel’s 2011v3 socket (Interested right?). There is a lot to cover with the new Rampage V Extreme and a lot of images, benchmarks, screenshots to enjoy. So let’s kick off the review with a quick look at the advertised specs.
ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme
|Processor/CPU socket||LGA 2011-v3 socket for new Intel® Core™ i7 processors|
|Chipset||Intel X99 Express|
|Memory||Quad-channel memory architecture; 8 x DIMMs, up to a maximum of 64GB, DDR4 3300MHz (OC)Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) supported|
|Expansion slots||4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (supports x16, x16/x16, x16/x8/x8 or x16/x8/x8/x8 mode with 40-lane CPU; x16, x16/x8, x8/x8/x8 mode with 28-lane CPU)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (maximum x4 mode)1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot|
|Multi-GPU support||4-way, 3-way and 2-way NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD® CrossFireX™|
|Storage||2 x SATA Express ports8 x SATA 6Gbit/s ports1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2260/2280/22110 storage devices supported (PCI Express SSDs only)|
|Networking/LAN||Intel® I218-V Gigabit LAN with GameFirst III and ASUS LANGuard|
|USB||14 x USB 3.0 ports (10 on back panel, 4 mid-board)6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 on back panel, 4 mid-board)|
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX 2014 8-channel high-definition audio- SupremeFX shielding technology- ELNA® premium audio capacitors- Jack-detection, multi-streaming, front-panel mic jack-retasking- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panelSonic SoundStage / Sonic SenseAmp / Sonic Studio / Sonic Radar II /DTS Connect|
|Dimensions / form factor||EATX, 12-inch x 10.7-inch (30.5cm x 27.2cm)|
The above specs and image are a great way to get a quick look at what the new board has to offer. A few things that stand out already are the included DirectCU for the VRM’s, SupremeFX 2014 audio, 3×3 WiFi AC with up to 1,300Mbps speed. There is a lot more features to note, but we will detail them in our motherboard breakdown next.
1. Introduction and Specifications