ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Rampage V Edition 10
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Rampage V Edition 10, a unique version of their flagship motherboard specially made to celebrate ROG’s 10th anniversary ,engineered to let gamers and overclockers break every limit. Rampage V Edition 10 has already broken three world records and achieved 14 global first places in 2D and 3D benchmarks.
Based on the Intel® X99 chipset for the new Intel Core™ i7 processors for socket LGA 2011-v3, Rampage V Edition 10 is set to establish new industry standards. ROG’s latest powerhouse features many exciting new features, including the Aura RGB illumination system — with five independently-controlled onboard LED areas, plus one 4-pin RGB header for add-on RGB strips.
Rampage V Edition 10 is equipped with many exclusive technologies to aid extreme overclockers and hardcore gamers. These include Extreme Engine Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) for the cleanest, smoothest power, second-generation ASUS T-Topology technology for maxed-out DDR4 performance, and 5-Way Optimization for easy and stable overclocking with one click, and Fan Xpert 4 for the ultimate cooling.
Rampage V Edition 10 features multiple technologies to deliver the best gaming experiences. The external SupremeFX Hi-Fi audio amplifier ensures flawless audio, dual Intel Gigabit Ethernet and GameFirst combine forces for no-lag networking, and all-new ASUS SafeSlot is the reinvented, reinforced PCI Express slot with insert-molding tech that adds strength to every build — protecting gamers’ graphics-card investments. The new board introduces a patent-pending pre-mounted I/O shield for style, easier construction and enhanced durability. Rampage V Edition 10 also accelerates every transfer with extensive connectivity onboard, including U.2, M.2, USB 3.1, and 3×3 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
-New Intel® Core™ i7 processors for socket LGA 2011-v3
-8 x DIMMs, up to a maximum of 128GB, DDR4 3333MHz (OC)
-Quad-channel memory architecture
-Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) supported
-4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (supports x16, x16/x16, x16/x8/x8, x16/x8/x8/x8 or x8/x8/x8/x8 mode with 40-lane CPU; x16, x16/x8, x8/x8/x8 mode with 28-lane CPU)
-1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 slot
-1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
-Up to 4-way/3-way/quad-GPU NVIDIA® SLI® and AMD® CrossFireX™
-1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M-key, type 2260/2280/22110 (PCIe storage devices only)
-1 x U.2 port (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVM Express storage)
-10 x SATA 6Gbit/s ports
-Intel® I218-V and Intel® I211-AT Gigabit LAN
-GameFirst technology and ASUS LANGuard
-USB 4 x USB 3.1 ports (2 Type-A and 2 Type-C ports, all on back panel)
-8 x USB 3.0 ports (4 on back panel, 4 mid-board)
-6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 on back panel, 4 mid-board)
-External — ROG SupremeFX Hi-Fi with:
– 1 x ESS® ES9018K2M DAC
– 2 x Texas Instruments LM4562 op-amps
– 1 x TPA6120A2 headphone amp
– 1 x Cirrus Logic CS5361 DAC
– 5 x RC4580 op-amps
Onboard — SupremeFX 8-Channel high-definition audio codec:
– SupremeFX shielding technology
– Dual op-amps
– Jack-detection, multi-streaming, and front-panel jack-retasking
– Optical S/PDIF-out port on back panel
Dimensions / form factor
-EATX, 12-inch x 10.7-inch (30.5cm x 27.2cm)
• World-beating performance: ROG Rampage V Edition 10 has broken three world records and set 14 global first places
• Best gaming and OC: One-click 5-Way Optimization, Fan Xpert 4 cooling plus Turbo Core app, Extreme Engine Digi+ power, and second-gen T-Topology
• Aesthetics and strength: Built-in Aura RGB LEDs plus 4-pin RGB-strip header, patent-pending pre-mounted I/O shield, and reinforced SafeSlot PCIe
• Ultimate audio, networking and visuals: SupremeFX Hi-Fi DAC and amp, Sonic Radar II, dual Intel Gigabit LAN, GameFirst IV and up to 4-Way SLI/CFX
• Extreme next-gen connectivity: 3×3 802.11ac Wi-Fi, NVM Express U.2, M.2, SATA, and both USB 3.1 Type-A and reversible Type-C
World-beating performance: Three new world records and 14 global first places achieved
Demonstrating its unrivaled performance, ROG Rampage V Edition 10 has set three world records (WR) and achieved 14 global first places (GFP) in a series of exacting 2D and 3D benchmarks. ROG’s new performance monster achieved the highest CPU frequency for an Intel Core i7-6950X processor, with a frequency of 5726.84MHz. Detailed benchmark scores for all categories are listed in the table below.
All world records above were verified on 31st May 2016
Best gaming and OC: 5-Way Optimization, Fan Xpert 4, Extreme Engine Digi+ and T-Topology
With 5-Way Optimization Rampage V Edition 10 sorts all the complex settings with a click, for instant, highly-controllable performance boosts. ROG’s exclusive technology dynamically optimizes essential aspects of the system based on real-time use, for superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, cool and quiet fans and even networking and audio settings that are tailored for favorite apps.
With advanced fan and water-pump controls, Rampage V Edition 10 is also geared up to deliver the ultimate performance — all easily controlled by Fan Xpert 4. Via onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 4 ensures every fan achieves the best balance of high cooling performance and low noise. Rampage V Edition 10 includes a dedicated water-pump header on board for the best water-cooling efficiency, and has support for high-amp fans of up to 3A — offering supreme cooling flexibility for extreme-overclocking endeavors or water-cooled builds. The Turbo Core App tuning panel puts a friendly face on the process of tuning and boosting multiple hardware components, making it easy for users to maximize gaming fun and overclocking efforts.
Rampage V Edition 10 includes Extreme Engine Digi+, ROG’s revered digital-power controller. It comprises a custom-designed PWM controller, PowIRstage® IR3555 MOSFETs from Infineon, MicroFine alloy chokes, and 10K black-metallic capacitors to deliver the smoothest, most precise core voltages.
Second-generation ASUS T-Topology takes DDR4 memory overclocking to new heights. A customized trace layout reduces crosstalk and coupling noise to ensure time-aligned signal transfer for improved memory stability and compatibility.
Aesthetics and strength: Aura RGB and strip header, pre-mounted I/O shield and SafeSlot
Rampage V Edition 10 includes the amazing Aura lighting-control utility to manage the motherboard’s powerful built-in RGB LEDs and any attached RGB strips. The Aura software affords the creative freedom of nine different lighting schemes, and it enables the illumination effects to be synchronized with the ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable gear.
With its built-in Aura RGB-strip header, Rampage V Edition 10 allows style-conscious enthusiasts to forget the hassle of external RGB controllers. To ensure the best compatibility, ROG has teamed up with well-known RGB strip-makers and case manufacturers, including CableMod, IN WIN, DEEPCOOL, NZXT, BitFenix, Phanteks — helping gamers to light up as easy as RGB wherever they see the Aura Ready logo.
Rampage V Edition 10 also has a stainless-steel I/O shield that slots in simply and adds strong protection. This pre-mounted IO shield is more than merely functional: their patent-pending invention ramps up Rampage V Edition 10’s aesthetic credentials, and makes PC DIY easier than ever.
And along with beauty comes strength, in the shape of SafeSlot — the PCIe® slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process that integrates the slot with the fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, SafeSlot is then firmly anchored to the motherboard through additional solder points.
Ultimate audio, networking and visuals: SupremeFX Hi-Fi, dual Gigabit LAN and up to 4-Way SLI
Rampage V Edition 10 comes with SupremeFX Hi-Fi, a front-panel headphone amp that delivers sound exactly how the studio intended — pure, unadulterated audio delivered straight to the listener’s ears. The ESS® ES9018K2M digital-to-analog converter (DAC), dual Texas Instruments LM4562 op-amps and TPA6120A2 headphone amp work in harmony to faithfully reproduce every detail without distortion or jitter. The result is audiophile-grade 32-bit/386kHz and output of over 6VRMS to up to 600-ohm headphones.
SupremeFX Hi-Fi also has a Cirrus Logic analog-to-digital convertor (ADC) for exceptional recording quality. And, for more gaming victories, the stealthy Sonic Radar II overlay maps battlefield sounds to help players pinpoint opponents and teammates at a glance.
Rampage V Edition 10 features the very latest dual Intel Ethernet controllers (I219-V and I211-AT) for faster, smoother gaming. Intel’s LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there’s more processing power available for games.
The new motherboard also allows gamers to unleash the full power of multiple graphics cards for visuals that never stutter, and with just the right amount of space between each card. Onboard switches enable DIYers to selectively enable or disable cards, while a handy SLI®/CrossfireX™ switch prompts Rampage V Edition 10’s integrated Aura integrated LEDs to guide the way when creating multi-GPU setups.
Extreme next-gen connectivity: 3×3 802.11ac Wi-Fi, NVMe U.2, M.2, SATA and USB 3.1
Rampage V edition 10 accelerates every connection, starting with next-level 802.11ac Wi-Fi with a 3×3 dual-band 2.4/5GHz for transfer speeds of up to 1300Mbps. It also has the latest NVM Express (NVMe) U.2 and M.2 connectors for compatibility with the latest storage devices, plug-and-play ease and data-transfer speeds of up to 32Gbps.
With two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, and two reversible USB 3.1 Type-C, Rampage V Edition 10 is completely backward-compatible with existing USB devices, and offers the ultimate convenience of Type-C any-way-up connectivity — and with ASUS-exclusive USB 3.1 Boost technology to accelerate USB 3.1 performance even further.
Rampage V Edition 10 is also stacked with SATA sockets, with 10 onboard connectors to provide extensive storage-expansion opportunities.