ASUS Rampage III Extreme Review World First
For our testing today we ran the Rampage III Extreme against its predecessor the Rampage II Extreme. Primarily the key to remember throughout these results is that the Rampage II uses a very mature BIOS and has been tested to the point we know exactly how to get the most from it. Whilst the Rampage III Extreme is using a BIOS so beta it's almost an alpha, and we've only had a few days with it.
The Sisoft Sandra suite of tests provides a good view of how the subsystem works and how little resources the mainboard takes up. With both chips running at the same speed we can see that even with this early BIOS the R3E has a healthy lead over the R2E. Something that will only improve as ASUS tweak the BIOS.
WPrime is similar to Super Pi in that it performs mathmatical functions to test the raw power of the CPU and mainboard, and again the R3E edges ahead of the R2E.
We're all very familiar with WinRAR and its in-built benchmark. The difference between the two tests here is within tolerance really. 30 out of a score of 4500 isn't enough to worry about.
Moving on to some more comprehensive tests.