ASUS Rampage III Gene Review


ASUS Rampage III  Gene Review


The Rampage III Gene BIOS is the same brilliant AMI BIOS we've seen on previous boards. The combination of American Megatrends Inc and Asus always give us BIOS capable of tweaking everything we could hope to adjust, and in a very solid and stable manner.

Certainly voltage limits wont ever be hit. You might hit the ceiling if you put 2.5v through the QPI though.

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The Extreme Tweaker naturally comes with plenty of sub-menus to enable you to gain control over everything to eke that last MHz out.

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On the left we have the settings for the Go button. Anyone who's ever overclocked their PC and lost stability, usually right before they needed it for a VOIP or some work, will know how much of a life-saver it can be to have some working settings available at the press of a button.

On the right is one of the many ways you can choose to overclock your system, from a simple "turn my 920 into a 950" to "give me maximum memory speeds".

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Curious that the BIOS is updated to the 950 but not the 975.

One of the many great features is how clearly the settings of the BIOS are explained in the panel on the right. The level of explanation is almost directly in proportion to the usefulness of the feature and the need for the "average" user to be tweaking it. So BCLK gets a good explanation, clock skew less so.

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Finally some of the levels available in the DRAM and Uncore menus. So if you've got a set of DDR3 3600 kicking around, you can give it the beans here. Just as soon as we've sent it back to you.

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Most Recent Comments

28-06-2010, 05:48:17

Want a high end motherboard but haven't got the room for a full ATX? Try the Rampage Gene

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28-06-2010, 07:27:33

Nice review Tom, love the looks of this board such clean-cut design matching the current gen RoG style. Also congratulations are in order! ASUS have put the review up on Facebook stating,

Wow - Overclock3D have done it again with the WORLDS FIRST REVIEW of the Rampage III Gene!!!!

Excellent publicity. Asus must totally love you dude Quote

28-06-2010, 07:46:59

We do try to do our best for you guys..... Lets just say this is the warm up act eh Quote

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