ASUS Rampage III Extreme Review World First

Sandra, WPrime, WinRAR

ASUS Rampage III       Extreme Review

Synthetic Benchmarks

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.

Sisoft Sandra

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.

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Most Recent Comments

26-03-2010, 08:28:31

Wow. Dear santa... Quote

26-03-2010, 09:54:11

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

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

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

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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