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ASUS ROG Rampage II Gene mATX X58 Motherboard - Test System Setup and Memory Performance

X58 goes MicroATX with ASUS' new Rampage II Gene. It's small, but can it run with the big boys?

| Socket LGA 1366 in Motherboards | Posted: Apr 24, 2009 5:06 am
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: ASUS

Test System

 

Processor: Intel Core 17 965 @ 3.2GHz (24x 133MHz)

 

Memory: 3x 2GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Dominator (Supplied by Corsair)

 

Hard Disk: Intel X25-M 80GB SSD (Supplied by Intel)

 

Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800GX2 1GB (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Cooling: Stock Intel cooling

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista X64 SP1

 

Drivers: Intel INF 9.0.0.1008, ForceWare 180.24

 

Testing time; my favourite time of any review. Today we have an ASUS plethora using the Rampage II Gene, P6T Deluxe OC Palm and of course, the Rampage II Extreme.

 

We ran our normal array of stock tests as well as overclocking just to see what sits where in the field.

 

EVEREST Ultimate Edition

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2006

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com

 

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EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems.

 

ASUS ROG Rampage II Gene mATX X58 Motherboard

 

First up, our synthetic memory tests. EVEREST puts all three boards at each others throats. At the overclocking level we can see that the Gene's lower bus lowers memory performance; however, its increased clock speed keeps it going.

 

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