ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Review
Published: 8th September 2017 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
Last week we reviewed the latest in the illustrious line of ASUS ROG Rampage motherboards, the Rampage VI Apex.
Any time a new Rampage motherboard is released there is always a combination of eager anticipation and slight nervousness. They have always been at the very forefront of the technological war as well as being a precursor to the type of features that you can expect to find on more mainstream models in the upcoming months. The longevity comes with rarity, this is only the sixth edition of the ASUS ROG Rampage yet it began all the way back on the LGA775 socket with the X48 chipset. Back then the idea of a harmonious colour scheme had yet to be tried and the board was a combination of blues, whites and gigantic copper heatsinks. How times have changed.
So we've established that for ASUS to feel confident enough to produce a motherboard and name it Rampage already brings with it a level of expectation. The Rampage VI Apex also casts a long shadow because we've only just looked at it and it was incredible. The very cutting edge of motherboard hardware.
Many of you must have looked at that and found it as desirable as we did, but wouldn't it be good if ASUS produced a model targetted more at the gamer than the enthusiast? Enter the Rampage VI Extreme.
Just because the Extreme is aesthetically aimed more at the 'lights and loveliness' gamers than the more serious enthusiast that the Apex targetted doesn't mean that ASUS have also trimmed off any of the features. In fact the Extreme comes with more than the Apex did, thanks to additional DIMM slots, vastly improved lighting, and the "LiveDash OLED" that puts onto your motherboard the type of display we last saw on the SteelSeries Rival 700 mouse. Black and white OLED that supports 2 bit GIFs as well as letting you know the current state of play. But why discuss the overview when we can show you the Rampage VI Extreme in the flesh? Let's do that then.