ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme Motherboard Motors Into Town On X99, Is Ready To Drive Haswell-E
This gnarly slab of awesome-sauce is built around Intel's X99 chipset and geared towards the gaming and overclocking crowds. To accommodate the new crop of Haswell-E processors, the board sports the latest LGA 2011-v3 socket configuration and boasts eight DIMM slots with support for up to 64GB of DDR4 3300MHz (OC) memory.
The Rampage V Extreme is overflowing with overclocking features, including the patent pending OC Socket, OC Panel, Safe Boot, and ReTry buttons, as well as things like ASUS's Extreme Engine Digi+ IV voltage regulator module (VRM), DirectCU direct-contact cooling, numerous intelligent onboard sensors, and more. To prove these aren't just bullet points on a box, the ROG team went out and broke 28 records using this board -- pretty impressive.
As to the spec sheet, this board rocks four PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots, a single PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot, a single PCI-E 2.0 x1 slot, two SATA Express ports, eight SATA 6Gbps ports, a single M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, Intel I218-V Gigabit LAN, 14 USB 3.0 ports, 6 USB 2.0 ports, ROG SupremeFX 2014 8-channel HD audio with shielding technology, and various other tidbits scattered throughout the EATX motherboard.
No word yet on when the ROG Rampage V Extreme will be available or for how much.