ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex Review
Published: 27th August 2017 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
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If you are investing in the Rampage VI Apex then there is a good chance that you'll be utilising it for extreme cooling overclocking and, if you are, the Rampage is equipped with absolutely everything you require to maximise your results and eliminate those awful issues that can occur when everything is covered with frost. There are LN2 modes, slow modes, 3 different sensors to check for condensation so that you can turn everything off before your expensive components get damaged, as well as two dip switches that enable POSTing at extremely low temperatures and particularly aggressive voltages.
A closer look at the curious angle of the SATA ports and large cutaway in the PCB.
It would be madness to have a heavily overclocked processor with a dozen or more cores and limit it by using a 550MB/s SSD, and to this end the Rampage VI Apex has two ROG DIMM.2 M.2 addin cards which utilise slots similar to the DIMM slot to get the latency as low as possible. Furthermore you can mount a fan directly above the M.2 drive to ensure that any thermal throttling of speeds is negated and everything runs to its full capacity.
Right in the middle of the CPU socket there is a small hole which is used for the "ROG Pin", which helps to eliminate cold boot issues when you are using liquid nitrogen to cool your CPU. Insert the pin, measure its resistance with the ProBelt, solder it in place and head towards the top of the world record overclocking charts.
No matter what you wish to connect to the Rampage VI Apex you can be assured there is a port for it.