Package and Contents
First off, its package and contents. MicroATX means a small box and ASUS hasn't oversized the box despite their reputation of putting their top line boards into large boxes. Yes, it is an ROG board, but it's still a Micro board. On the front of the box there are the usual ROG logos and the board model mentioned. The box is the same colour that the Rampage II Extreme was packed in, being red.
On the back of the box there is the full spec list that is also included on the website, so you will not get any additional info on the web. ASUS does a good job by giving you all the info that is available on the website about the board on the back of the box. However, there is no colour photo of the board which is a bit of a letdown.
When it comes to ASUS the documentation is extremely helpful. There is only a single user manual, however, the included one incorporates all the board settings, BIOS setup and software information in this rather thick manual. The included DVD contains quite a few programs including 3DMark Vantage.
ASUS has a reasonable cable bundle with its Rampage II Gene. There is a single IDE cable supporting two drives as well as six SATA data cables. There are no FDD or SATA power converters in this setup.
Now, this looks interesting. While it may be MicroATX by design, the board comes with Crossfire and SLI cables which means this board comes with two PCIe x16 slots; so happy days for those who want SLI or CF. A LCD poster unit is also included that gives read outs on the post codes and other features of the board when in operation.
Lastly, there is a PCI expansion cover bracket along with the breakout connectors for the USB, FireWire and Front panel connectors.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Box and What's Inside]
- Page 3 [The Motherboard]
- Page 4 [BIOS and Overclocking]
- Page 5 [Test System Setup and Memory Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Sisoft Sandra]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - SYSmark 2007 Preview]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - 3DMark Vantage]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Crysis]
- Page 12 [Power Usage and Heat Tests]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]