ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 Review

Published by Marc Büchel on 25.07.16
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Already at a first glance the ASUS Rampge V Edition 10 is a great looking motherboard, with a simple yet attractive color scheme. Most of the board is black and there are some elements gray and some silver. Apart from that there is the RGB lighting we already mentioned, which allows you to make the board shine in your preferred color. The layout itself is well thought and since ASUS is always taking Intel's reference specifications regarding socket clearance into account, there is enough space to install large aircoolers. The fact that there are SATA connectors which have been angled by 90 degrees allows an easy installation of oversized graphics cards.


A closer look at the power design reveals that the solution ASUS used on this board is very similar to the one of its predecessor, the Rampage V Extreme. The CPU is backed up by eight phases, which are most likely controlled by a PWM chip from International Rectifier. Apart from that there are IR3553 power stages, which have been specified at 60A. Every single power stage can rely on a MOSFET on its high- as well as on its low side. In general ASUS is using very high-end components for the power design and the so called micro-fine alloy chokes make no exception. Furthermore there are 10K polymer and tantalum capacitors taking care of output filtering.


There are eight DIMM-slots on the Rampage V Edition 10. Officially supported is DDR4 with up to 3333 MHz. There is enough space between the DIMM-slots and the CPU socket which means that you won't run into any compatibility problems with large coolers even when you choose to install RAM with big heatspreaders. Also supported are Xtreme Memory Profiles (XMP) in version 2.0.

The heatsinks of today’s motherboards, especially when it comes to the high-end motherbaords, greatly add to the overall looks of a product. What ASUS is doing usually when it comes to their ROG motherboards is changing the shape of the individual blocks by a little bit in order to freshen up the looks in general. A great idea, which emerged during the past year was to make the VRM cooler next to the DIMM slots on the left side cover the I/O connectors. This way the design appears to be cleaner and less crowded. A closer look reveals, that there is a heatpipe for even heat distribution between memory and CPU power design. There are two more heatsinks on this motherboard. The one between CPU socket and first PCIe slot features backlight, which makes the writing glow in the dark. Last but not least there is another aluminum block covering the PCH, which also receive lighting.


Page 1 - Introduction Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 3 - Features Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 4 - Layout Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 19 - Tomb Raider
Page 6 - BIOS Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 7 - Test setup Page 21 - Thief
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 22 - Right Mark Audio Analyzer
Page 9 - 3DMark Page 23 - BCLK Overclocking
Page 10 - 3DMark 11 Page 24 - Power Consumption
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage Page 25 - Performance Rating
Page 12 - PC Mark 8 Page 26 - Price Comparison
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1 Page 27 - Conclusion
Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2  

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