Asus today announced the launch of its next high-end X99 flagship board Rampage V Extreme in India.
The board comes as the creme de la creme of the ROG high end lineup and as such contains all the bells and whistles one would expect from an high end overclocking board.
Lets take look at what we we know about it till we get our hands on the actual board.
ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme Specifications
|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 Rampage V Extreme brings into the mix a few notable features, like
Universal mounting for existing LN2 or dry-ice evaporator pots to the latest LGA2011-v3 socket along with high end air coolers.
Extreme DC U II cooling for the VRM
the DCUII cooling from GPU sides makes an entry into motherboards in this board.
Extreme Engine Digi+ V
Powered by PowIRstage IR3555 the new vrm has been upgraded from the last flagship. It also allows for pulse-width modulation (PWM) implementation scaling to 1MHz increments, which by Asus’s own words will allow
the DRAM VRM to achieve a 40% increase in stability(more stable RAM Overclocking in short).
The next big thing in overclocking.
Asus uses special LGA2011-3 O.C. sockets feature pins which Intel uses only for testing of chips, but locks them down in retail motherboards. Asus circumvented this using a special socket which allows increasd Vcore to 2.1V – 2.2V, up from the standardized 1.2V.
you can read more about it here
Asus exclusive panel for out of case overclocking which includes real time monitoring and overclocking tools.
Apart from that we have a few more features like Subzero Sense, VGA SMB, VGA Hotwire, Slow Mode and Pause.
We will be talking in details about these features when we get our hands on the Rampage V Extreme
For now we wait..
and for those who want to buy it first day the expected price would be around INR 37000.
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