Conclusion: What did we learn from this review/article? The ASUS Rampage II Extreme paired up with Intel’s Core i7 920 is a lethal combination to have. What makes the ASUS Rampage II Extreme motherboard even sweeter deal is that it will be able to handle Intel’s upcoming CPU line of Hex cores.
Asus Rampage Gene II Review - An Extreme 2 On A Diet?
20 July 2009
Summary: We got the MicroATX Asus Rampage Gene II on the test bench. Does this PCB shrink mean it doesn´t have the full package on board? Is it really worth cashing out for its bigger brother, the Rampage Extreme II?
Summary: This is a problem that gamers and end-users alike have had to face with the microATX form factor, where quality high-end motherboards have been hard to find all along. Besides the Rampage II GENE we can name two other DFI motherboards that belong to this select category, the LANParty JR P45-T2RS and...
ASUS Rampage II Extreme X58 Motherboard Review - Ultimate Enthusiast Platform
14 November 2008
Excerpt: With the release of any new chipset comes the eventual onslaught of new products from the usual suspects: ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and others. When the Intel Core i7 processors review was posted here on PC Perspective last week, we ran our first set of benchmarks on the Intel-branded DX58SO motherboard...
Conclusion: When the first images of the prototype Rampage II Extreme started appearing a few months ago, it was clear then that ASUS was creating an enthusiast product that would be the benchmark for all X58 motherboards.
Pros: - Exceptional overclocking capabilities., - CrossFireX & 3-Way SLI support., - Great cooling system., - Very good layout., - Top-notch BIOS., - Supreme temperature & voltage monitoring capabilities., - Innovative Tweak It & ProbeIt features., - Impressive software suite.
Cons: - More SATA & USB ports would be welcome., - Why do we need a PCI Expansion Bracket? Those ports should be on the rear I/O panel., - Expansion slots endangered by multi-GPU setups., - IOH cooler lacks a little, .
Summary: To date, ASUS Rampage II Extreme is one of the best implementations of capabilities of the Intel X58 chipset. This model will suit most overclockers and enthusiasts since it offers powerful onboard overclocking tools, impressive expansion options, and supports all the ASUS' cutting-edge...
Pros: high stability and performance;, 16-phase CPU power scheme;, 3-phase power scheme for the memory controller, north bridge, and the memory modules;, three PCI Express x16 v2.0 slots;, support for NVIDIA SLI/3-Way SLI and AMD CrossFireX;, support for SerialATA II/RAID ( 8 links; ICH10R + JMicron JM...