ASUS ROG Rampage VI APEX Motherboard Review @ [H]

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    ASUS ROG Rampage VI APEX Motherboard Review

    ASUS’ purpose built overclocking motherboard stands out as one of the most interesting and provocative motherboards the Republic of Gamers brand has probably ever seen. However, we’ve seen motherboards that opt to specialize in one area lose out in others. We put the Rampage VI APEX to the test and see if its a predator.
     
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  2. Frito11

    Frito11 Limp Gawd

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    great review but on the 7740x front I think you got a dud CPU on your hands there or something. my 7740x does 5.2 ghz at 1.4v on my R6A and i can run XMP on the two kits I have without an issue, one kit is a Trident Z RGB 2x 8gb (hynix AFR) and the other kit is 4266C19 2X 8Gb (Samsung B-die) the samsung can run the 1.4v C17 4133 profile in the bios as well as the 3866 C12 1.9V benching profile in the bios on water/air just the same as my Z270 Apex motherboard can do.

    It may also be worth trying a different Bios i'm on 0038 which is a bios aimed specfifically for overclocking kaby-x cpus provided by Elmor one of ROG's community reps it can be found here http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=171986
     
  3. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Again, I have no idea why anyone would want to run a Kaby Lake-X CPU on this board. It is simply a waste of money IMO.
     
  4. JargonGR

    JargonGR Limp Gawd

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    You mention a review of the Rampage VI Extreme in the article but can't seem to find it anywhere??

    I went ahead and bought it anyway and good luck to me since it is quite a complex beast to tame. I also got a VROC key (confirmed that it works) for it to test with Intel 900p drives int he future (when they drop in price). For CPU it took me a lot of effort to decide but I finally chose the 7940x and I am still concerned too that I might be too old to massage 14 cores. I would have gone for the 7980x but I hope for some higher frequency and it would be hard with the 7980x.

    Anyway, a review of the VI Extreme comparing overclocking results of 2-3 CPUs with the APEX would be great. With that said, the VI Extreme has some useful extras for those who care (10Gb LAN, AD Wi-Fi and can hold more DIMMS (8 vs 4) meaning a better way to get 128GB RAM if you need it. There are some other differences as well but can't recall them now.

    A comparison would be nice here though.
     
  5. Frito11

    Frito11 Limp Gawd

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    extreme and apex have identical power delivery so on the CPU overclocking front should perform identically.