ASUS Displays ROG Rampage III Black Edition Board, CG8350 Gaming Rig

"Technology major ASUS has been in fine form at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 with multiple product displays."

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Technology major ASUS has been in fine form at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011; not only has the manufacturer received accolades for its, but it has also put on display some terrific products for enthusiasts and gamers. Two of the products worth a second and even a third look are the ROG Rampage II Black Edition motherboard and the CG8350 gaming desktop.

The first of the two – the Republic of Gamer Rampage III Black Edition motherboard is a design that ASUS has developed through feedback from the PC gaming community. In addition to all the top-of-the-line ROG motherboard features, the Rampage III Black Edition also boasts of an additional dedicated LAN/audio combo card. Dubbed ROG Thunderbolt, this card features the latest XONAR audio solution that takes audio experience through the board to unheard of heights. The built-in headphone amplifier automatically optimizes impedance settings when a headphone is connected to deliver crystal clear sound.

For the first time, ASUS has also brought in the Bigfoot Networks powered Killer E2100 Network Processing Unit, which automatically detects and accelerates gaming data whenever the user is on the network. This makes the ASUS ROG Rampage III Black Edition one of the best motherboards around for network-based gaming.

The second product is the CG8350 gaming desktop, a system that brings everything required by professional gamers into a single system. Built around the newest Intel Core i7-2600 processor, the CG8350 desktop boasts of 100% solid state capacitors on the motherboard. This gives the system exceptional stability even in extreme gaming conditions. The Turbo Boost 2.0 technology on the Intel processor allows gamers to instantly overclock the CPU when gaming demands it.

ASUS has integrated its GTX 460 graphics card to give mainstream graphics processing abilities to the system. Also loaded into the system is ASUS’ exclusive Energy Processing Unit (EPU), a unique programmable microchip that regulates energy consumption throughout the system.

ASUS expects both products to receive a strong response from the gaming community, though that is likely to be controlled by the price factor once it is announced.

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04-01-2011, 16:25:23

16ReasonsWhy
I know it's probably not going to happen but i'm wondering if anyone has had any (even a small amount) of success oc'ing some Mushking DDR2 800 ram. I got 8 gigs of it in an entry level rig that I am overclocking to learn my way around a bit more and it seems to be the limiting factor. I never intended to OC when I built it but now that I have it's been a ton of fun.

I've had my q9550 at 3.7 on air (thank you Noctua NH-d14)P-95 stable for 16 hrs now and can't get it any higher. Mobo is a Gigabyte P35 and Vcore is 1.28125 and mb I can go lower. I've tried as high as 1.3V+ with no luck.

I've tried loosening timings/overvolting but can't get it stable over 872 MHz so at this point I'm pretty sure its my entry level RAM. If anyone has had success I'd love to know what they did.

04-01-2011, 17:53:35

I Hunta x
is it 2x4gb or 4x2gb? if its 4x2gb try taking 2 of the sticks out and having another go, my old ocz gold didnt like going over 860mhz with 4x1gb in but with 2x1gb it would go all the way to 1090mhz on stock volts/timings on my asus p35

05-01-2011, 11:31:22

16ReasonsWhy


is it 2x4gb or 4x2gb? if its 4x2gb try taking 2 of the sticks out and having another go, my old ocz gold didnt like going over 860mhz with 4x1gb in but with 2x1gb it would go all the way to 1090mhz on stock volts/timings on my asus p35





yeah it's 4 x 2Gb. I was afraid that having all 4 slots filled might be a problem. I'll take out two sticks and see what I can do--even if only to see what happens when I do. I think i'd miss the 8Gbs of RAM though on a day to day basis. I'll need to open up my rig soon anyhow and mb i'll try it then.

cheers

09-01-2011, 00:53:42

mezmir
I heard it bottlenecks having it over both channels instead of just 1, but still on air you're not doing half bad with your oc

09-01-2011, 01:40:06

tinytomlogan


I heard it bottlenecks having it over both channels instead of just 1, but still on air you're not doing half bad with your oc




Well you heard wrong.
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