ASUS Rampage III Extreme Review World First

ROG Connect

ASUS Rampage III     Extreme Review

ROG Connect

Probably the coolest feature on the Rampage III Extreme is ROG Connect. Via either bluetooth or the supplied USB cable you can control the Rampage III Extreme completely from another computer, laptop or compatible PDA. And yes all you hipsters, an iPhone app is on the way. Could prove handy for surprising your friends. Sit on their sofa and ramp their clocks through the roof.

Plug the two together, install the small-footprint RC TweakIt onto your weapon of choice and you can control the Rampage as if you were sat in front of it. Pretty much everything is adjustable from the standard BLCK to IOH voltage. In fact the only thing that you can't adjust remotely is the CPU Multiplier.

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Naturally when tweaking you always need to keep an eye on the actual values and temperatures. The RC TweakIt covers everything you need.

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The RC Remote part of the package allows you turn your Rampage on, reset it, and even clear the CMOS, entirely remotely. Got into bed and realised you've left the PC on? No worries. Want to fire it up so all your mail and things loads by the time you get into the lounge/office? You can do that too.

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Finally where would a sensor software package be without a good graph? RC Diagram has you covered providing information about the CPU Voltage and the current power draw.

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So we know we can overclock it, how did it go?

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Most Recent Comments

26-03-2010, 08:28:31

killablade
Wow. Dear santa... Quote

26-03-2010, 09:54:11

thestepster
man that is just amazing and i agree i totally love that ROG connect countless times ive been in windows when ive noticed in gettin bad vdroop and thot have to reboot to up the vcore a little this will totally eliminate things like thatQuote

26-03-2010, 18:45:51

cl0ck_ed
Great review Tom, appreciate the time you have put into it. A note though, on some of your graphs you have changed the scale to exaggerate the difference. Imo the scales should go from 0 throughout the article. One of the graphs at a glance appears to have a 'Massive'difference between the two boards but the results are 8.91 and 8.52 respectively.

Just a thought.

EDIT: Just watch your vid, very comprehensive on all the 'little' features.

Did you note the temperature of the x58 chip? Would anyone need to use the supplied large heatsink+fan jobby?Quote

26-03-2010, 18:53:07

VonBlade
Our graphing software automatically scales, and if it begins at 0 all the time we'll need three monitor setups for CPU Queen results Quote

27-03-2010, 05:15:42

w3bbo
Nice review m8. I'm liking the videos!

I'm not so sure about the graphs not starting from zero though as not doing this can make the differences between the two products exagerated, especially at a glance. It does however emphasize those differences so its horses for courses I guess.

I'm still not sold on the heatsinks or the colour scheme. Both are good looking but nothing innovating or exciting which we have come to expect from market leaders such as Asus. I guess I'd prefer something a bit more original for such an expensive piece of hardware and not a clone of the classifieds look.

Keep up the good work Quote
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