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Asus X48 Rampage Extreme Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:11 am

Asus has pulled out all the stops with the creation of it's Rampage Extreme motherboard. Just when you thought all innovation was finished with the LGA775 platform, Asus pulls a fast one on you. The Rampage Extreme is a physical manifestation of an overclockers dream motherboard. Read on to see what makes this board one of the best motherboards of all time!

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Asides from the simple act of operating as a motherboard, the Rampage Extreme looks like a work of art and could almost be a coffee table centerpiece. Factor in the incredible possibilitles available with TweakIt, the discrete audio X-Fi solution, and the massive overclocking potential, it's hard to not want the board. Once again though price becomes an issue, for $400 you can purchase a board and processor. If you are in the market for the best of the best though, the Rampage Extreme is it.


Article Title: Asus X48 Rampage Extreme Motherboard Review
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Re: Asus X48 Rampage Extreme Motherboard Review

Postby gwolfman » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:31 am

Very nice, very beautiful, very expensive. Who wants to buy me one? :)
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Re: Asus X48 Rampage Extreme Motherboard Review

Postby martini161 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:13 pm

IMO not having a 10R southbridge really hurts this board. considering many people buying it will probably be using hte logic "Well im not updating to nahalem and time soon so i might as well have the best LGA775 Board", i think its a bad choice not to have a 10r as ssd's will be more and more common as time goes on
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Re: Asus X48 Rampage Extreme Motherboard Review

Postby DMB2000uk » Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:40 pm

TweakIt looks magic, I can't wait to see it on more boards. The ability to have that much control over settings while windows is up and running is sure to make basic overclocking much quicker to get stable.

Wouldn't it technically be considered cheating by futuremark (or whatever benchmark you are running) if you are listed as having a certain FSB speed and then you have messed with it all mid benchmark?

Thanks for the video, it made following what the TweakIt does so much easier.

I'm impressed that you know how to say ASUS :P
(I don't like the official pronunciation and still call it A-SUS though, probably fits the British language better or something)

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Re: Asus X48 Rampage Extreme Motherboard Review

Postby Gomeler » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:32 am

I really hope other board manufacturers pick up on TweakIt. As for it being cheating, FutureMark already does a terrible job a detecting frequencies. It is however definitely bending the rules as I've heard of completely 3D06 runs with several hundred MHz higher through the 3D tests versus the CPU test. I'd like to look at it more as fine tuning the system to the tests 8)

When I went to Taipei I had the asoos pronunciation hammered into my head with all the asians pronouncing it. Everyone here in America makes fun of me for it but I know I'm right :finga:
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Re: Asus X48 Rampage Extreme Motherboard Review

Postby Alathald » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:38 am

So...wait...what is the proper pronouciation? I've always pronouced it ah-seuss :-k
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Re: Asus X48 Rampage Extreme Motherboard Review

Postby Gomeler » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:06 pm

A-Soos, Ah-seuse, basically what I say in the video 8) In reality you can call them whatever you want so long as you buy their products :mrgreen:
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Re: Asus X48 Rampage Extreme Motherboard Review

Postby gwolfman » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:51 pm

Gomeler wrote:A-Soos, Ah-seuse, basically what I say in the video 8) In reality you can call them whatever you want so long as you buy their products :mrgreen:

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Re: Asus X48 Rampage Extreme Motherboard Review

Postby Cannyone » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:44 am

I don't buy Asus motherboards anymore. Regardless of how stellar they may perform. I just don't have any confidence that the board I get will work as well as the samples given out for review. [-X
Intel Core i7 4820K @ 4 GHz | Asus Rampage IV Formula | 16GB Patriot DDR3-1866 | Asus Poseidon GTX 780 water cooled... (other stuff too <- 500 char limit!)
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