ASUS had the extreme overclocker in mind when they were building the Rampage III Extreme, not many people need two type-K Probe digital thermometers for operating below 0C nor 6 variable resistors, voltage sensors to monitor your GPUs exact current voltage nor an external device to monitor and tweak settings that doesn’t need CPU cycles. If you are more of a casual overclocker you should not let that scare you off as there is a solid BIOS for more casual tweaking which you can even access using an iPhone/iPad over Bluetooth. It also sports what ASUS calls the X-Socket which will allow you to use an LGA1366 heatsink on this board. It might cost almost $500 but once you are done reading Hardware Canucks review you might be trying to find ways to put this board in your next system.
"You saw them in our i7-3960X review; the much anticipated Sandy Bridge Extreme launch along with the X79 code name Patsburg chipsets. Not only do we have a brand new socket (2011) but motherboard manufacturers have have been quick on the uptake and ASUS is trying to lead the pack with their X79 Rampage IV Extreme."
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard Review @ OCIA
- ASUS TUF Sabertooth X79 @ Guru of 3D
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- ASUS P9X79 Pro Motherboard Review @Hi Tech Legion
- ASUS P9X79 Deluxe @ Tweaktown
- MSI X79A-GD65 @ Tweaktown
- Intel DX79SI Review: The Default X79? @ AnandTech
- ASRock A55 Pro3 Review @ OCC
- ASRock A55 Pro3 FM1 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers