ASUS Rampage III Extreme Review World First

3DMark Vantage, Warhead, Shift

ASUS Rampage III         Extreme Review

3D and Gaming Benchmarks

3D Mark Vantage

3D Mark, whilst normally fairly unreflective of anything but its own scores, actually does a good job here of replicating all our previous findings. There is definitely something under the hood of the Rampage III Extreme that allowing our CPU to really stretch its legs.

Crysis Warhead

Both of our gaming results were as similar as you'd expect with games being so GPU dependant these days. Although it is pleasing to see Warhead hit 60FPS average, largely thanks to the little legroom the CPU gains on this platform as we mentioned above.

Need For Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift gave similar results, a few frames here and there but nothing you would expect to see in a bunch of bench runs. Of course as we run things five times and discard the highest and lowest it does show that generally the Rampage III Extreme is able to get a little more out of the system than the Rampage II was.

Conclusion time

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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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