ASUS Rampage V 10th Anniversary Edition Review
Published: 30th July 2016 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
About a month ago we ran through our first look of the latest iteration of ASUS' incredibly popular Rampage series of motherboards, the Rampage V Edition 10. The 10th anniversary model.
If you want an in-depth look at the incredible set of features that the Rampage V comes with, then let us point you towards our fulsome preview >>here<<. It's definitely worth a read as the Rampage V Edition 10 is all about the latest technologies, and some seriously high-end components. If you just look at the results in our graph it's the equivalent of eating steak without any side dishes at all.
Have you all caught up? Excellent. Let's get down to business.
Usually our X99 motherboards are tested with the 8 core Core i7-5960X. However, it would be crazy for anyone to buy such a high-end motherboard as the Rampage V and not utilise the monstrously powerful Intel Core i7-6950X. Ten cores of power seem perfect for a 10th Anniversary motherboard, and it also gives us a good excuse to dust it off and see how a high-end ASUS motherboard matches up to their mid-range X99A.
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10
Intel Core i7-6950X
2800MHz Corsair LPX
3000MHz Gskill Ripjaws
3200MHz Gskill TridentZ
3200MHz Corsair LPX
3600MHz Dominator Platinum
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H110i GT
As you would expect to find with a motherboard bristling with such tremendous quality components wherever you look, and if the power phases weren't enough then the ASUS OC Socket certainly sets it apart and both together create figurative fireworks, the ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 is an overclocking monster. There is no doubt that it could go far faster with a 'luckier' at these low voltages and with the capability to run such fast Cache, DRAM speed and CPU speed at the same time it's clear that the extra expense is worth it for a system that pushes all of the boundaries, rather than just one or two. Add to that it did this with such ease that it honestly made us feel like it was taunting us so much we actually borrowed another CPU to test (luckily ours seems to be one of the better few)