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Old 26-03-10, 11:50 AM
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OC3D Review: Asus Rampage 3 Extreme

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Old 26-03-10, 01:28 PM
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Old 26-03-10, 02:54 PM
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man that is just amazing and i agree i totally love that ROG connect countless times ive been in windows when ive noticed in gettin bad vdroop and thot have to reboot to up the vcore a little this will totally eliminate things like that
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Old 26-03-10, 11:45 PM
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Great review Tom, appreciate the time you have put into it. A note though, on some of your graphs you have changed the scale to exaggerate the difference. Imo the scales should go from 0 throughout the article. One of the graphs at a glance appears to have a 'Massive'difference between the two boards but the results are 8.91 and 8.52 respectively.

Just a thought.

EDIT: Just watch your vid, very comprehensive on all the 'little' features.

Did you note the temperature of the x58 chip? Would anyone need to use the supplied large heatsink+fan jobby?
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Our graphing software automatically scales, and if it begins at 0 all the time we'll need three monitor setups for CPU Queen results
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Old 27-03-10, 10:15 AM
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Nice review m8. I'm liking the videos!

I'm not so sure about the graphs not starting from zero though as not doing this can make the differences between the two products exagerated, especially at a glance. It does however emphasize those differences so its horses for courses I guess.

I'm still not sold on the heatsinks or the colour scheme. Both are good looking but nothing innovating or exciting which we have come to expect from market leaders such as Asus. I guess I'd prefer something a bit more original for such an expensive piece of hardware and not a clone of the classifieds look.

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Old 27-03-10, 11:54 AM
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Good review, I enjoyed the focus on the extras - they have to justify the extra price of these special bits of kit, especially nowadays when most, even midrange, boards can achieve decent clocks.

The PCI-E lane switches are a great idea, something I'd like to see on all good boards actually. The ROG connect also looks awesome, I think controlling the BIOS in windows is something that we've been missing for a long time. I do remember having machines in the past, say 10 years back, where you could change BIOS settings in windows though. Remote startup is cool too, something I'd really use if I had the board. I don't understand why an additional heatsink is required though. Why not include a better heatsink as stock? Perhaps make the fan optional instead?

Besides all that, 4.6GHz is really quite impressive, though I'll wait until that BIOS has matured before making any judgements. Certainly promising though, though looks like you'll have to review it over again when you've got an update. I'm sure that won't be too much of a chore ;-)
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Old 27-03-10, 02:31 PM
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excellent review mate

How ever the vids ... TOM YOU NEED SLEEP MATE ...................

other wise spot on every thing else.
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How ever the vids ... TOM YOU NEED SLEEP MATE ...................
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Why does everyone keep saying I need sleep!
Lol, think they are referring to your eyes, looks like you have got hay-fever. ???
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