ASUS’ top of the line Republic of Gamers Rampage V Extreme motherboard have surfaced. It’s based on the upcoming Intel X99 chipset which will bring support for the Haswell-E processors and DDR4 memory making up the all new HEDT platform. The reveal of the Rampage V Extreme is part of a number of reveals of other X99 based motherboard we’ve seen in previous days. ASUS, as well as other manufacturers, have shown a number of their motherboard for the upcoming Haswell-E processors.
ASUS Rampage V Extreme:
The Rampage V Extreme is the member of the top line from ASUS’ ROG camp. It comes with an E-ATX form factor and the striking red and black color scheme that ROG products are known for. As expected, there is an LGA 2011-3 socket in the center which is only compatible with upcoming Haswell-E processor. CPU’s power delivery system includes an 8-phase Digi+ VRM design which gets it’s power from an 8-pin and a 4-pin power connector. The CPU socket is surrounded by eight memory slots which support up to 128GB of DDR4 memory with speeds of up to 3000 MHz.
The Rampage V Extreme comes with a very robust PCI expansion area. It has five PCIe x16 slots and one open-ended PCIe x4 slot. This configuration can support up to 4-way GPU configuration. There is a 4-pin molex connector at the bottom edge of the motherboard which is to provide extra power to the PCIe slots.
The motherboard also comes with a very rich storage connectivity portfolio, there are no less than twelve SATA III ports and two SATA Express ports. In addition to that, there are a number of USB 2.0/3.0 ports and headers.
Naturally, the Rampage V Extreme comes with a number of value added features as well like on-board overclocking buttons, diagnostic LED and PCIe on-/off switches. It’ll also come bundled with an OC Panel which is a desktop overclocking accessory. The Rampage V Extreme alos features a dedicated audio area with SupremeFX audio. The I/O panel is loaded with ports which include 10 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, a Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, WiFi AC connector, 7.1 Channel audio jack, reset button and a ROG connect button.
We don’t know about the pricing information of the Rampage V Extreme yet but a motherboard like this wont come cheap. It’ll probably cost over $450.