ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex Review

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ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex Review

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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.

ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex Review  

A closer look at the curious angle of the SATA ports and large cutaway in the PCB.


ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex Review  

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.


ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex Review  
ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex Review  
ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex Review  

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.


ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex Review  
ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex Review  

No matter what you wish to connect to the Rampage VI Apex you can be assured there is a port for it.


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Most Recent Comments

27-08-2017, 18:05:53

Avet
This board is perfect to utilize that external water cooling kit you have Tom. But i think you wouldn't mind setting up some proper loop to test this bad boy. Too bad you can't test it with delidded CPU.

I like they consulted overclockers in designing this board. I am surprised you didn't give it ultimate reward like to the Maximus IX Apex.Quote

28-08-2017, 01:22:48

Kaapstad
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Originally Posted by Avet View Post
I like they consulted overclockers in designing this board.
I am still laughing at that !!!!

There is a bad fault with this board and all the Rampage boards for that matter if you are using 4 cards. All the connectors at the bottom of the board are covered by the 4th card which makes them useless. This could have been overcome by turning the connectors 90 degrees like they have done with the molex connector found on Rampage boards.

Also having the connectors turned 90 degrees would make cable management even easier.Quote

28-08-2017, 04:45:01

AlienALX
£419. Why does that sound like terrific value for money?

Stunning isn't it? Asus at the top of their game. They really are. I also like how they continue those looks all the way down to the bottom now too (B350 Strix).Quote

28-08-2017, 16:39:49

JLR
Great review, love the board. The way the bottom is off cut and the access to the SATA ports is great. As Tom said it looks like the board is capable of giving more if you have a de-lidded CPU.

28:07 in the video has buckled me, had a mouthful of Pepsi at the time and my Monitor / Keyboard nearly had it second hand .Quote
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