Rampage III Extreme Early Look

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Rampage III  Extreme Early Look

ASUS Rampage III Extreme

OC3D World Exclusive

I'm sure by now you'll have heard that ASUS have updated their Republic of Gamers Rampage II Extreme , to the Rampage III Extreme. We've all been hotly anticipating it and recently we had a first look at the official ASUS photographs.

Today ASUS have finally released their official Press Release too giving us all the information we could ever need about what we can expect to see in a couple of months time.

For us here at Overclock3D.net though, frankly we're not interested in that official press release. Ok a bunch of sites will have it up or be putting it up and good for them. It's the hardware of the moment and they need all the help they can get.

Because we have it.

Here.

Now.

In our hands. On the bench...

Presenting the First Rampage III Extreme in the World

Rampage III  Extreme World Exclusive Preview Review     Rampage III  Extreme Photos Overclocking Benchmarks

What now dear readers?

Having it here naturally leaves us with two choices. Do we :

a) Regurgitate the ASUS press release about how packed with the latest technology this board is and how you need it in your life?

b) Use that time towards benchmarking this puppy so we can have a full, hands-on, review for you to read on Friday?

Considering you know that as part of the Republic of Gamers brand this will do everything you can think of and some that you can't. Because it's not even out yet it will be stuffed to the gills with the latest technologies such as SATA6, USB3, ASUS ROG Connect for overclocking via another PC and chokes that can handle 40 amperes.

And because we love doing the voodoo that we do so well, we're going to concentrate on torturing this until it begs for mercy rather than make do with press releases.

To tide you over until Friday, keep a tissue handy because Tom has a video for you :

 

After that I think we all need a lie down. But we never rest here at OC3D so that you can.

Worlds First Rampage III Extreme Review - This Friday 26 March 2010. Discuss in our forums.

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Most Recent Comments

06-03-2010, 10:51:22

Brooksie
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Looks cool.

06-03-2010, 13:18:21

AMDFTW
nice

07-03-2010, 07:02:50

Rastalovich
Unigine engine results for the newest nVidia cards are going to produce ~fantastic~ results which I believe should be held in similar contempt to comparing 3dMark results versus real-life gaming. I'm almost positive the current driverset (non public) are tuned specifically to shine in Unigine.

10-03-2010, 17:03:02

pazman4
nice :P

11-03-2010, 10:50:18

J0s3e
Too late though, nVidia lost many potential customers with launch of Ati's 5xxx cards.

12-03-2010, 21:12:11

alexhull24
Indeed, nvidia are definitely late to the game this time, though for a multitude of reasons it would seem. Bad timing is what it comes down to. I don't think ATI are home free yet though. Supply has been scarce, and prices high. Plus, no game recently released has really pushed DX11 or general performance to a level where upgrading from the last set of cards is really worthwhile. In my opinion of course.

If the GF100 doesn't come out the factory with performance to immediately superceed ATI, I believe that in the months following, driver updates are really going to make the difference. It's amazing how much the performance of the G80 and G92 chips has been optimised over the last few years, and this shows with a lot of people still using 8800GT's for example. This hasn't been the case with ATI, and they still have issues plaguing a lot of the new 5xxx series that remain unresolved quite a while after first being discovered. Nvidia seem to have been quicker at sorting these things out and boosting performance.

Things may well change, but don't be surprised if a lot of people are still holding out for the GF100.

25-03-2010, 14:22:52

ThesavageB
Alot of different consumers out there, the ones that can afford anything at anytime and well the ones who cant. Cant forget about those "fanboys" either :P Personally will be sticking with my 5850 till my next build.

26-03-2010, 11:21:50

lf751

Indeed, nvidia are definitely late to the game this time, though for a multitude of reasons it would seem. Bad timing is what it comes down to. I don't think ATI are home free yet though. Supply has been scarce, and prices high. Plus, no game recently released has really pushed DX11 or general performance to a level where upgrading from the last set of cards is really worthwhile. In my opinion of course.

If the GF100 doesn't come out the factory with performance to immediately superceed ATI, I believe that in the months following, driver updates are really going to make the difference. It's amazing how much the performance of the G80 and G92 chips has been optimised over the last few years, and this shows with a lot of people still using 8800GT's for example. This hasn't been the case with ATI, and they still have issues plaguing a lot of the new 5xxx series that remain unresolved quite a while after first being discovered. Nvidia seem to have been quicker at sorting these things out and boosting performance.

Things may well change, but don't be surprised if a lot of people are still holding out for the GF100.



What about Just cause 2? it's dropped support for Direct X 9 and it's a really good game, many people will be replacing DX9 cards with DX10 or DX11, including me because my HD2900 has problems in DX10 and I just *edit* it up so I'm getting a 5770 1GB while it's on deal...hopefully I get my money in time.
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