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Asus ROG Rampage V Edition 10 Review

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Exemplary design and performance

The Asus ROG Rampage V Edition 10 motherboard remains a thing apart from the conventional ones with its next generation Rampage design and Broadwell-E processors. Actually it is an entirely new flagship of the X99 motherboard series. It has an attractive design sporting 5 RGB illumination points, easily adjustable by the user. In fact this incomparable motherboard was designed and produced in order to celebrate a decade of ROG motherboards, with Asus sparing no expense in creating it.

Summary

The ROG Rampage V Edition 10 is meant only for choice rigs which is really appropriate, as the LGA 2011-v3 platform pushes to the limits of functions that can be humanly compressed into any desktop computer. Besides, every slot is augmented with metal so that they don’t crack under the rather heavy weight of all those heavy cards, a feature that is becoming increasingly common on premium boards.

If you are proposing to indulge in a brand new Intel “Broadwell E” processor such as the Core i7-6950X and require a flamboyant motherboard, packed with almost all high-end features that you could think of, you needn’t look any further, the Asus ROG Rampage V Edition 10.

Our Score:
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Pros
• SupremeFX Hi-Fi DAC feature
• One-Click 5-Way Optimization
• Fan Xpert 4 cooling
• Plenty of connectivity
Cons
• Still thinking about it

Asus ROG Rampage V Edition 10 Design and Features

Asus ROG Rampage V Edition 10 comes with one 8 Phase Digi+ III VRM, powered effectively by a power connector of the 8+4 Pin variety. It boasts of an incredible 8  DDR4 DIMM slots that can run memory reaching speeds of up to a whopping 3333 MHz. Besides there are 4 Expansion slots of four PCI-e 3.0 x16, one PCI-e x 1 as well as one PCI-e x 4 slots. Adjoining the 24-Pin ATX power connector, there is one M.2 slot. To add to all these, the PCI-e expansion slots are equipped with little LEDs, configured by means of RGB effects. And when all the LEDs are turned off the Edition 10 has a stealth look. And you can control its 5 RGB LED lighting zones by means of the Aura software, developed by Asus. And as to storage options, it includes one U.2 port and 10 SATA III.

Audio

The Edition 10 also comes with one 5.25” bay module, housing the SupremeFX Hi-Fi DAC. Whenever you make use of this module, the audio circuitry becomes totally cut off from all other components, thereby leading to exceptionally fine audio. Apart from this, this unique board boasts of lighting all around the underside. And those who demand massive storage ought to be excited about a whopping 10 SATA ports, with some of them doubling as SATA Express.

Connectivity

As to the I/O, it is truly extensive including 4 USB 3.1 ports of 10Gbps comprising of 2 Type-A as also 2 Type-C, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a PS/2 port, Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, Wi-Fi dual-band 802.11ac with built-in Bluetooth and 3×3 antenna, BIOS/CMOS set buttons, as well as an audio jack with 7.1 channel, duly powered by the ASUS SupremeFX III chipset.

Verdict

Asus ROG Rampage V Edition 10 is meant only for choice rigs which is really appropriate, as the LGA 2011-v3 platform pushes to the limits of functions that can be humanly compressed into any desktop computer. Besides, every slot is augmented with metal so that they don’t crack under the rather heavy weight of all those heavy cards, a feature that is becoming increasingly common on premium boards.

If you are proposing to indulge in a brand new Intel “Broadwell E” processor such as the Core i7-6950X and require a flamboyant motherboard, packed with almost all high-end features that you could think of, you needn’t look any further, the Asus ROG Rampage V Edition 10.

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