Friday, August 29th 2014

ASUS Rampage V Extreme Is the Company's Flagship Motherboard

Every company has a flagship product or service. ASUS, which started out as a motherboard brand, has its newest, the ROG Rampage V Extreme. Based on the Intel X99 Express chipset, the board drives Core i7-5000 "Haswell-E" HEDT processors. It begins with a high-current 8-phase CPU VRM that draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS, and 4-pin ATX connectors. The CPU socket is wired to eight DDR4 DIMM slots, and five PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (one of which features a lane bypass).

Storage connectivity on the Rampage V Extreme includes 12 SATA 6 Gb/s, one SATA-Express, and an M.2 with PCIe 2.0 x4 physical layer. Other connectivity includes SupremeFX 2014 audio, Intel-made gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 ac WLAN with Bluetooth 4.0, fourteen USB 3.0 ports (ten on the rear panel, four by headers), and high-current USB 2.0 ports so your USB gaming peripherals never run out of juice. The usual complement of ROG-exclusive features are present.
Source: Sweclockers
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25 Comments on ASUS Rampage V Extreme Is the Company's Flagship Motherboard

#1
avatar_raq
Any word on the price of this thing?
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#2
GorbazTheDragon
Prob around the $500 range, but no I have not heard anything definitive.

I think it has 2 Sata-express ports, as can be seen in the third picture.
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#3
bogami
10x USB 3,and 0 !! E-SATA 3! Otherwise, the expected .
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#5
BorisDG
Ugly... nothing new in design. Looks like old mobos for example - R4BE with red colors. Also no matte PCB (looks like that in the screens), no RED parts in the PCB like M7 series ....
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#6
utengineer
by: BorisDG
Ugly... nothing new in design. Looks like old mobos for example - R4BE with red colors. Also no matte PCB (looks like that in the screens), no RED parts in the PCB like M7 series ....
I will let the Kim Kardashians of the world worry about that...I want to see performance benchmarks.
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#7
BorisDG
ASUS X99-E WS looks way stronger in power part. For me WS will be better than Ramapage Extreme, but we will see.
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#8
RejZoR
People often say ROG stuff is overpriced crap, but the fact is, these Rampage boards are awesome. I have an ancient Rampage II Gene and despite few glitches and tricks (mostly annoying cold boot problems), it's by far the best board i've ever had. The next one will most certainly be a ROG again. Preferably enthusiast grade again and in Gene size format.
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#9
JoePesci
You lose the warranty of your CPU if you use it in this Mainboard.

CPU socket has more contacts than allowed by Intel.
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#10
Roel
WS is also great but it's obviously more for workstation purposes and less for overclocking. Though I doubt there will be much difference in price, they are both flagships and not meant for most people.
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#11
avatar_raq
by: JoePesci
You lose the warranty of your CPU if you use it in this Mainboard.

CPU socket has more contacts than allowed by Intel.
Huh? Please do explain.
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#12
JoePesci
http://www.computerbase.de/2014-08/asus-x99-mainboards-mehr-pins-oc-sockel-garantie-intel/

It's in german, but you can look at the pictures anyway. They claim that ASUS is willing to take over the warranty for the CPU in case that something happens.

The Hasewell-E CPUs have a few unused contacts, ASUS however has found out that they can increase the voltage IF they use those additional contacts. Intel doesn't like the idea.

A CPU that has been used in such an "special ASUS socket" can be clearly identified, as the normally unused contacts on the CPU have marks on their surface after being put in such a socket.
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#14
springs113
No corsair memory for me, at least not until they support tpu. 2 cases are enough.
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#17
Vlada011
by: BorisDG
ASUS X99-E WS looks way stronger in power part. For me WS will be better than Ramapage Extreme, but we will see.
I think same, WS is made for longer time and for Xeons.
Look fantastic. This year ASUS boards look best and offer everything.
It would be nice if ASUS launch R5E Black Edition sooner, Rampage III Extreme BE, Rampage IV Extreme BE was for buyers who build platform 6 months before new Xtreme Chipset, that's stupid.
Many people didn't pay attention on them waiting new platform.
If they want should launch max for 3-4 months.
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#18
BorisDG
by: Vlada011
I think same, WS is made for longer time and for Xeons.
Look fantastic. This year ASUS boards look best and offer everything.
It would be nice if ASUS launch R5E Black Edition sooner, Rampage III Extreme BE, Rampage IV Extreme BE was for buyers who build platform 6 months before new Xtreme Chipset, that's stupid.
Many people didn't pay attention on them waiting new platform.
If they want should launch max for 3-4 months.
Lot of people don't really care about the new platform, because is in "beta" status. Yeah, great with the 8 core processors, but next year at same time will have Broadwell-E - better CPUs and no more shitty bioses and much better ram... at the moment is just meh.

Also, R5BE for sure won't come anytime soon. May be for Broadwell-E is possible, but even then it's not 100% sure... R3BE also came at the end of X58's life.
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#19
springs113
by: BorisDG
Lot of people don't really care about the new platform, because is in "beta" status. Yeah, great with the 8 core processors, but next year at same time will have Broadwell-E - better CPUs and no more shitty bioses and much better ram... at the moment is just meh.

Also, R5BE for sure won't come anytime soon. May be for Broadwell-E is possible, but even then it's not 100% sure... R3BE also came at the end of X58's life.
You can say that every year, that logic went out the window a long time ago....need to reset my phone it's missing some the words I type.
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#20
Roel
Yes next year we can say that Skylake-E is only a year away and it's better to wait instead of getting the "old" X99 platform :P
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#21
springs113
by: Roel
Yes next year we can say that Skylake-E is only a year away and it's better to wait instead of getting the "old" X99 platform :p
I don't think it'll be that early,I read somewhere that Intel does upgrades in the extreme department every 2 yrs due to the businesses that purchase their Xeon line.
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#22
BorisDG
by: springs113
You can say that every year, that logic went out the window a long time ago....need to reset my phone it's missing some the words I type.
by: Roel
Yes next year we can say that Skylake-E is only a year away and it's better to wait instead of getting the "old" X99 platform :p
Nope. It's high-end platform. In next 3 to 4 years - X99 will be the same, but memory/cpu market will WAY better, so yes - Haswell-E is meh in lot of ways.
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#23
Roel
by: BorisDG
Nope. It's high-end platform. In next 3 to 4 years - X99 will be the same, but memory/cpu market will WAY better, so yes - Haswell-E is meh in lot of ways.
Intel only launched 2 CPU generation with both X58 and X79 (first Tock, then Tick). Both lasted 3 years until the next platform released. Based on that I believe it's quite likely we will get a new platform with Skylake-E. Something new is always around the corner.
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#24
BorisDG
Yes, but Skylake-E will be again with DDR4, so things will be times better you know. :)
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#25
springs113
Well not for a person like me, I am now replacing my current z87(mpower with 4770k@4.5 @1.25v) to n x99 sli plus+5820k also building my dream rig...Asus deluxe+5820k n xfire 290s. I think I'll be happy for a long time. I find value in building the best you want now then upgrade when you feel the time right and right now I think 3-5 years from now will be my next ascension.
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