ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Review

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ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Review

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Any time we get a new ROG motherboard in that familiar black and red packaging we get a palpable sense of anticipation to see what accessories are included. Given the pricing of the high end ROG products the buyer always wants to drag out the box opening process for as long as possible to extract maximum value before it's hidden away in a tower, and the Rampage VI Extreme gives you dozens of packets and wrappers and stickers and things to get stuck into before the main event.

ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Review  
ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Review  

The needs of the RGB lighting to be piercing means that ASUS have chosen to produce the Rampage VI Extreme with a serious amount of silver on the motherboard. Opinions are divided in the office about how successful this is in the naked glare of our photography lights, but there is no doubt at all that once it is ensconced in the dark confines of your case and the AURA Sync lighting is doing its thing that it looks spectacular.

ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Review  
ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Review  

Round the back the matte black IO shield is full of cut-outs fro the enormous amount of USB ports, as well as the connectors for the WiFi antennae and dual LAN that pump the information superhighway into your eyeballs 24 hours a day. We're also big fans of having the Clear CMOS button easily to hand too. Not that the Extreme is fiddly to get running towards its overclocking limits, but anything beats hunting around amongst the cabling inside your case to find the button or, worse yet, remove the battery.

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Most Recent Comments

08-09-2017, 15:21:12

Eddie long
What an epic board , i,m dreaming already ,, thanks for the great review TTLQuote

08-09-2017, 15:52:39

and what will be disabled without a 1000$ cpu...

but ok to be fair... someone who buys a 650 euro mainboard will probably buy at least the 7900x.Quote

08-09-2017, 18:36:38

I am gobbling on my keyboard. This is masterpiece.

I am bit disappointed that we didn't get uber review like we had on Rampage V Ed10. I really enjoy proper TTL reviews. And i really like your shirt Tom.Quote

09-09-2017, 03:25:04

OK, TTL while I was lurking on OC3D page for ages this review finally encouraged me to create an account.

I was so set on Apex after your review. Waiting for delidded 7900X from Caseking, have memory, most storage. Just not the board.

Apex has much appeal to me (despite all weird/bonkers cut-outs on the PCB ) with only 4 DIMM slots and possibility of connecting 4 NVMe drives using both DIMM.2 AICs (even ordered another 960 1TB just for that reason). Plus on top of that, OCUK have plenty of Apex boards in stock. I was so ready to order Apex by Monday and now this...

You dropped this R6E bombshell last night and I have to get it. I was drooling so much I've downloaded and replayed video 5 times on the bounce and twice today... I really hate to wait another month, but I have to get R6E, not the Apex. For now nobody has it in stock anywhere in Europe. Whoever is first gets my money.Quote

09-09-2017, 15:55:37

All the connectors at the bottom are covered by a 4th card. As this board is aimed at people using 4 way mGPU setups this is very poor design and would be very easy to correct by turning the connectors through 90 degrees.Quote

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