ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 Review

Published by Marc Büchel on 25.07.16
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Digital Power Design

Since quite some time ASUS has been equipping its boards with digital power designs. Using the right software it is not only possible to adjust voltages while being in Windows one can now also control impedances. Furthermore this board features mosfets from International Rectifier as well as MicroFine chokes and 10K black metallic capacitors.

Aura Lighting

Aura Lighting is basically ASUS's name for extensive RGB lighting. For that purpose the company decided to backlight several different parts on this motherboard. There is for example the I/O shield, the shroud covering the I/O shield, the release clamps at the end of each PCI-Express x16 slot, the PCH heatsink as well as the entire right edge of the board. Apart from that there is also a header to connect RGB LED strips to the motherboard, which can then be controlled via ASUS's integrated software.


The onboard audio on this board is very similar to the implementation we've seen on its predecessor, the Rampage V Extreme. Supporting up to eight channels, the SupremeFX solution received shielding from other onboard components. Apart from that there are high quality ELNA capacitors offering as clear as possible audio. ASUS is also covered the audio chip with black chrome to minimize electromagnetic interferences.
Nevertheless ASUS is taking the audio a step further with this board, basically shipping it with an external sound card for your 5.25 inch bay. A quick look under its bonnet quickly reveals there are some high quality components such as an ESS 9018M2M DAC, Nichicon and WIMA capacitors, a LM4562 and TPA6120 output stage, a sonic senseamp as well as a depop-relay.

Safe Slot

There are four full size PCIe slots on this particular board, which have been equipped with a steel frame. If you place a large and heavy gaming graphics card, while the board is mounted in a case, you will notice, that over time the slots starts to bend by a little bit. Furthermore, durgin rough transporting it can happen, that the PCIe slot break by the sheer force. In both cases the steel armor should help increasing protection of the PCIe slots. Apart from that also the memory slots received steel frames which helps increasing stiffness and also reduces electrical inteference.

M.2/U.2 Support

The ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 motherboard features an M.2 as well as a U.2 slot. Both slots have been wired directly to the X99 PCH via four PCI Express 3.0 lanes. In other words up to 32 Gbps can be pushed over the bus through these slots.

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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