Revamped VRM Parts: Playing on the Dominus Extreme theme the new VRM is huge and well designed. They actually moved the socket down a bit to facilitate more 60A PowIRstages over the memory area, which in turn increases the current capability of the motherboard's VRM. It also allows for a much larger VRM heat sink, which looks very similar to the one on the Dominus Extreme.
10Gbit NBase-T: The motherboard has both a 10Gbit Aquantia NIC and a 1Gbit Intel NIC are both loaded onboard along with a nice WIFI card with support for up to 1.73Gbps WIFI. The motherboard has you covered for future endeavors into multi-GBT networking.
NODE and Fans: While the motherboard has nine hybrid headers, eight of which are available for use. With the included NODE device you can increase that count by six and increase the number of external temperature sensor inputs of addressable and normal RGB LED lighting.
Price: At $750, the motherboard is one of the most expensive X299 motherboards.
ASUS's Rampage VI Extreme Omega is one of the most loaded X299 motherboards, and that's pretty much reflected in the price of the product. We get an excellent VRM with best in class performance, a very nice VRM cooler, and all the OC features your heart could desire, so it has you covered for overclocking.
The motherboard's lack of flashy RGBs like its predecessor has is something that will attract a lot of serious buyers who want a high-end motherboard without too many frills, but that's not to say it doesn't have bling.
We like the addressable RGBs built into the motherboard and the OLED screen, albeit we would have liked to see a larger OLED. If you are in the market for a really high-end X299 motherboard, give the Rampage VI Extreme Omega a look.
The Bottom Line
Loaded with top of the line components, an excellent VRM design, and tons of features, the X299 Rampage VI Extreme Omega is one of the highest-end motherboards we have ever seen.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging and Rampage VI Extreme Omega Overview]
- Page 3 [ASUS Rampage VI Extreme Omega Circuit Analysis]
- Page 4 [ASUS Rampage VI Extreme Omega Circuit Analysis Continued]
- Page 5 [BIOS and Software]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup]
- Page 7 [Overclocking]
- Page 8 [CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks]
- Page 9 [System IO Benchmarks]
- Page 10 [VRM and System Thermal Imaging and Power Consumption]
- Page 11 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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