The latest generation of high-end desktop motherboards have arrived from Republic of Gamers (ROG).
Based on Intel's new X299 platform, the ROG Rampage VI Extreme and Rampage VI Apex motherboards are designed to help gamers and enthusiasts get the most out of their PCs.
Both Rampage boards share the same DNA. That starts with overclocking and cooling controls for liquid and air. There are dedicated pump headers for powering custom loops and all-in-one coolers, plus intelligent fan controls for optimal efficiency and quiet acoustics. Sensor grouping lets your cooling react to a mix of workloads, including GPU-heavy gaming via direct temperature monitoring for select graphics cards.
Tuning your gaming PC is easy whether you want to perfect your setup with manual tweaking or automatically configure and overclock the whole platform with a single click using Asus' 5-Way Optimization utility. Gaming PCs provide options to express your style, including through personalized lighting. The RGB LEDs embedded on our boards are augmented by headers for multiple RGB LED light strips to illuminate your system, your way. All of the lighting is part of our Aura Sync ecosystem, which synchronizes across compatible ROG graphics cards, peripherals, and monitors, along with other components from our partners.
Equipped with the latest generation of SupremeFX integrated audio, ROG's new X299 motherboards boast enhanced recording quality for streamers who want their voice to come through clearly. Graphics cards plug into reinforced SafeSlots that protect against damage from heavy GPU coolers and rough handling.
Intel's VROC technology combines with the optional add-in card to enable insane M.2 RAID arrays made up of a stack of parallel drives with a direct line to the CPU. You can hit ludicrous speeds with enough capacity for overflowing game libraries. You get all the latest I/O, including USB 3.1 Gen2 with Type-C ports and internal headers pushing speeds up to 10Gbps. Onboard Wi-Fi and Intel Gigabit networking are standard equipment, and you can add Intel's new Optane Memory as a high-speed cache.
The Rampage VI Apex is purpose-built for setting records at sub-zero temperatures-not just with LN2, but also with exotic liquid helium. Asus' overclocking experts have already used the Apex to set 7 world records and 16 global records. The Rampage VI Apex board hit the highest CPU frequency for an Intel Core i7 processor with 7.562GHz on all four cores and eight threads, which is significantly better than other 7.5GHz results with just two cores active.
The ROG Rampage VI Extreme and ROG Rampage VI Apex motherboards will be available shortly at resellers in North America. Suggested MSRP pricing for the Rampage VI Extreme is $649.99 USD and for the Rampage VI Apex is $429.99 USD.