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Lithotech October 24, 2008 04:26 PM

ASUS Unleashes Highest Performing Enthusiast Motherboard
ASUS Unleashes Highest Performing Enthusiast Motherboard to Date: ROG Rampage II Extreme

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.


Triple channel memory architecture
6 x DIMM, max. 12 GB, DDR3 1800 (OC) / 1600 (OC) / 1333 / 1066 / MHz, non-ECC, unbuffered memory

Hands-on Hardware-based Overclocking with TweakIt and ProbeIt
In order to help overclockers build the fastest machines in the fastest time possible, the ROG Rampage II Extreme offers two innovative overclocking solutions: TweakIt and ProbeIt. TweakIt enables overclockers to make real-time changes to their systems´ core frequency, voltage and other parameters using the joystick-like control on the motherboard itself—even while the benchmark utility is running. At no point does software come into play; the tweaking is completely hardware-based. ProbeIt, on the other hand, takes the guesswork out of locating the motherboard´s measurement points, demarcating them clearly so that users will know exactly where they will be able to get quick yet accurate readings using a multitester. There are eight sets of detection points in total.


SLI and CrossFireX Support with SLI/CrossFireX on Demand
Realizing SLI graphics technology on an Intel chipset-based platform has always been an overclocker´s dream. Many have risked 'bricking' their motherboards and voiding their warranties by running cracked SLI drivers on unlicensed platforms. The ROG Rampage II Extreme therefore features SLI/CrossFireX on Demand, providing support for 3-Way SLI. This means that users will be able to install up to three 3-Way SLI-capable graphics cards. Should they so wish, users will still have the flexibility to run a CrossFireX setup instead of an SLI one. Whichever route they choose to pursue, users are guaranteed jaw-dropping graphics performance at a level previously unseen.




Lithotech October 24, 2008 04:27 PM

OMG /drool



S_G October 24, 2008 04:30 PM

Wow... I'm regretting ST now.

Digitaldemon October 24, 2008 04:52 PM

:shok:omg i wet meh jeans.,.. finally ...

MpG October 24, 2008 04:54 PM

Interesting. I knew the rest of those details, but I hadn't realized that TweakIt was entirely hardware based. Another check in the "Buy Asus" box.

sswilson October 24, 2008 04:58 PM

Cool, but I'm almost afraid to look up how much this beast is going to cost.

MpG October 24, 2008 05:10 PM

:biggrin: Well, yeah. What did you think first-born children were for?

Lpfan4ever October 24, 2008 05:11 PM

I'm sure somewhere in the fine print it says you have to give up your soul to purchase this board.
If only we all had some money for stuff like this. Dropping dollar + extremely awesome mobo = destroyed wallets.

SKYMTL October 24, 2008 06:25 PM

Expect the HWC review of this board soon after release.

chrisk October 24, 2008 06:30 PM

Multimeter ports....wow.

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