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post #11 of 48
Absolutely gorgeous board.

That red sata port, as well as the blood red heatsinks kinda detract from the black look.
post #12 of 48
Liking the NPU... nice board too bad I don't have $500.

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Well, someone has to say it.
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Does asus have a trade in plan lol
i have the regular rampage 3 extreme, I want the black edition
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Very sexy board... but I don't understand why they are releasing more X58 boards.
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Very sexy board... but I don't understand why they are releasing more X58 boards.
maybe they know something the rest dont.when i upgrade this would be top of the list looks great.
    
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Very sexy board... but I don't understand why they are releasing more X58 boards.
The X58 chipsets are at the end of their life cycle; hence, the best time to get the "best" X58 mobo's and CPUs is now. It is always a good idea to wait towards the end of the product cycle to buy the cream of the crop parts. Once Ivy Bridge is out and all the kinks are worked out, most people, like myself, will make the move to that. For now, I am supremely happy with my X58 setup of 990X & Asus P6T7 WS Supercomputer mobo.
Edited by Baasha - 3/25/11 at 3:17pm
     
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One question about the review I did have was that the author states the following:

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Overclocking the system was relatively easy and we were limited only by the Antec Kühler H20 620 Liquid Cooler. Taking the CPU to 1.48 volts is a safe long term figure and we managed to get the system stable at 4.8ghz, with load figures in the mid 70s.
The system was stable at 5ghz, but it requires 1.5volts and the temperatures are a little high for long term use (80c+ over extended use). Obviously people with hard core water cooling will find the Asus Rampage III Black Edition will push all their hardware to the limit. 5ghz+ is easy on this board.
The image above highlights the settings we needed for 5ghz. We changed load line calibration to 100% calibration and phase control to extreme. Digi+ VRM Duty Control was also switched to extreme settings. Stability was added by setting CPU PLL Voltage to 1.85v and QPI/DRAM Core Voltage to 1.35v. Dram voltage was set to 1.66v. It really didn’t require much work at all and is the first indication of a really high quality motherboard and perfectly stable power delivery.
Taking the CPU to 1.48v is a "safe, long term figure"? I thought the max voltage Intel states is 1.375v for the i7 990X? And the QPI/DRAM voltage is at its absolute max of 1.35v. How on earth can that be a "safe, long term figure"? Can someone please explain this? Yes, I'm a noob when it comes to overclocking but I have my 990X @ 4.41GHz with CPU voltage of 1.29v and QPI/DRAM at 1.275v. The moment I go past 1.35v for CPU in the BIOS, the number turns RED meaning it's highly dangerous(?). I have air-cooling (Noctua NH-D14) though but still, 1.48v is NOT something I would think is "safe" by any measure.
     
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One question about the review I did have was that the author states the following:



Taking the CPU to 1.48v is a "safe, long term figure"? I thought the max voltage Intel states is 1.375v for the i7 990X? And the QPI/DRAM voltage is at its absolute max of 1.35v. How on earth can that be a "safe, long term figure"? Can someone please explain this? Yes, I'm a noob when it comes to overclocking but I have my 990X @ 4.41GHz with CPU voltage of 1.29v and QPI/DRAM at 1.275v. The moment I go past 1.35v for CPU in the BIOS, the number turns RED meaning it's highly dangerous(?). I have air-cooling (Noctua NH-D14) though but still, 1.48v is NOT something I would think is "safe" by any measure.
http://download.intel.com/design/pro...hts/320834.pdf

Intel says up to 1.55 is absolute max for chip. pg 22
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That looks absolute heaven. +1 for Asus and ROG
    
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