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Rampage VI Extreme (LGA2066, Intel X299) - info, experience, BIOSes etc.

FlanK3r
Level 13
Intel public HEDT CPus with platfrom Intel X299 at Computex 2017. The CPU reviews are still under embargo for short time ,-). But some informations are officially out and OK with Intels NDA.

Intel X299 is really highend chipset for enthusiast CPUs. This year very powerfull, much more than anyone hoped. Because this year is AMD also very strong at CPU side (Announced not only 8 cores with SMT, but also up to 16C with SMT for AMD X399), Intel will launch step by step 6C/12T, 8C/16T, 10C/20T....Everything?:) Nooo, continue it with 12C/24T, 14C/28T, 16C/32T and new flagship 18C/36T !!!


New LGA2066 will be new one after 2011v3...Great value is, you can put in two generation CPUs. More info bellow.
1) Kabylake-X with new CPUs Core i5 X a Core i7 X. Those CPUs are KabyLake-X. Its basically Kabylake with more capacitors and bigger heatspreader. This could help with higher overclocking than classic Kabylakes. Kabylake-X have support only for dualchannel mode (up to 2666 MHz 1.2V). After XMP mode or manualy tweaking you can except everything between 3600 MHz to 4400 MHz at DRAM effective frequency.
2)Skylake-X, are HEDT processors Core i7 X and new Core i9 X. Starting as 6C/12T and up to crazy 18C/36T
There is support for Quadchannel memory. Based at first results on web, the memory clock we can expect overclocking of RAM around 3200 to 3800 MHz. All depends on type of memory chips, quality of IMC particular piece of CPU.

APEX series replaced Extreme series in extreme overclocking segment (yes, all fans of DICE, LN2 and LHe are focus directly at this board). This board broked many WRs after first day 🙂 There is example with informations about records from 31.5.2017.


APEX series replaced Extreme series in extreme overclocking segment (yes, all fans of DICE, LN2 and LHe are focus directly at this board). This board broked many WRs after first day 🙂 There is exmaple with informations about records from 31.5.2017. Rampage Extreme is for enthusiast, wattercooling setups, casemodders etc. Strix series is ideal part for daily overlcocking (of course, it can handle LN2 too !) and gamers, streamers...

Rampage VI Extreme - eATX size

-looks awesome, the rainbow AURA effects! But there is also small display for current information about CPU clock, temperatures or speed fans...

The motherboard support again up to 128 GB DDR4 DRAM in up to quadchannel (depends at your CPU - if KB-X or SK-X). In right upper corner are helpfull buttons START, RESET, PCIe and DIMM switchs. Also switch for slow mode, retry and safe button, RGB header and also great ROG DIMM.2 slot for NVMe M2 discs. So Extreme can be realized with Liquid Nitrogen also, if is it your hobby sometimes 😛 Look at crazy numbers of voltage meassuring points.

At the bellow are button to swicth the BIOS (two BIOSes here), many USB ports, MEM OK, again RGB header. Under frontplate near the PCH is place for next M.2



-part of IO. The IO shield is integrated and from left to right there are CLR CMOS button, BIOS Flashbakc button, Wi-Fi+BT device with support 802.11ad standard! Many USB3/3.1, LAN, audio outputs with backlight


-Rampage in the glory 🙂

And last video with short description from GamersNexus
Who knows me, knows me ;)....AMD 3000+, AMD x2 4600+ EE, AMD X4 955 BE C2,2x AMD X4 965 BE C3, AMD X4 970 BE C3, AMD x4 975 BE, AMD x4 980 BE, AMD X6 1090T BE, AMD x6 1100T BE, 2x AMD FX-8120, 2x AMD FX-8150, FX-6300, FX-8300, FX-8320E, FX-8320, FX-8350, FX-8370, FX-8370E, FX-9370, FX-9590, AMD A8-3850, AMD A8-3870K, A8-5600K, A10-5800K, A10-6800K, A10-7850K, A10-7870K, A 5150, Athlon x4 860K, Intel i7-5960X, i7-6700K, Intel i7-4770K, Intel i7-980x, Intel i7 2600k, Intel i7-3770K, i7-3930K.
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tipes
Level 10
Ok guys before I build my new system up in the new Caselabs SMA 8a case - being dispatched next Friday(woot), which would be the best 480 rads to use?
I currently have available 2x Alphacool UT60 crossflow rads I could use, or would I be better with Hardware labs Nemesis GTX rads for better performance? In
either case I will be using gentle typhoons or Vardars with a fan controller,and two latest spec D5 pumps. - unless you can suggest better?

Open to suggestions here.

Want to maximise storage performance too - so should I use say Samsung 961 pro drives in raid via Vroc for windows drive? or something else? Your suggestions please gents.
Mark

tipes wrote:
Ok guys before I build my new system up in the new Caselabs SMA 8a case - being dispatched next Friday(woot), which would be the best 480 rads to use?
I currently have available 2x Alphacool UT60 crossflow rads I could use, or would I be better with Hardware labs Nemesis GTX rads for better performance? In
either case I will be using gentle typhoons or Vardars with a fan controller,and two latest spec D5 pumps. - unless you can suggest better?

Open to suggestions here.

Want to maximise storage performance too - so should I use say Samsung 961 pro drives in raid via Vroc for windows drive? or something else? Your suggestions please gents.
Mark

HL rads are the best rads.EK XE 360mm is my second choice.If you already have UT60 use them,it would be a waste to trow them and buy others,consider them optimal.But for maximum performance HL rads are way to go.I currently have SR2 420mm and SR2 360mm rad in my system,my fans are spinning around 750RPM and keep my system cool.(Case thermaltake view 71 TG).Hope this helps.

Marko911 wrote:
HL rads are the best rads.EK XE 360mm is my second choice.If you already have UT60 use them,it would be a waste to trow them and buy others,consider them optimal.But for maximum performance HL rads are way to go.I currently have SR2 420mm and SR2 360mm rad in my system,my fans are spinning around 750RPM and keep my system cool.(Case thermaltake view 71 TG).Hope this helps.


Thanks for the reply - think you are right,I will just use my current UT60 rads as they are perfectly fine. No need to waste them or money!!!!!

Mark:cool:

tipes wrote:
Thanks for the reply - think you are right,I will just use my current UT60 rads as they are perfectly fine. No need to waste them or money!!!!!

Mark:cool:


I forgot to say,buy Vardars ,Noctuas or Be queit 3 silent wings pwm or Noiseblockers pwm models,which ever. For LED bling Corsair on the first place second NZXT Aer RGB(prettier but lower performance compared to Corsair)
I control 6 fans from NZXT Grid+ V2 and 3 from HIGH AMP fan header. If you're sporting CaseLabs SM8 I would suggest you to buy aquero 6 XT just because of the sheer number of fans 🙂

Marko911 wrote:
I forgot to say,buy Vardars ,Noctuas or Be queit 3 silent wings pwm or Noiseblockers pwm models,which ever. For LED bling Corsair on the first place second NZXT Aer RGB(prettier but lower performance compared to Corsair)
I control 6 fans from NZXT Grid+ V2 and 3 from HIGH AMP fan header. If you're sporting CaseLabs SM8 I would suggest you to buy aquero 6 XT just because of the sheer number of fans 🙂


Many thanks for the suggestions - have ordered bequiet silent wings 3, but non pwn because apparently there is a scaling problem with Aquaero according to test reports. I already have an Aquaero 5 - so should be ok with that. Hope they work out ok, as I would have preferred PWN control, but due to the scaling problem.......

Thanks

Mark:cool::cool:

Marko911 wrote:
I forgot to say,buy Vardars ,Noctuas or Be queit 3 silent wings pwm or Noiseblockers pwm models,which ever. For LED bling Corsair on the first place second NZXT Aer RGB(prettier but lower performance compared to Corsair)
I control 6 fans from NZXT Grid+ V2 and 3 from HIGH AMP fan header. If you're sporting CaseLabs SM8 I would suggest you to buy aquero 6 XT just because of the sheer number of fans 🙂

I bought the R6E due to the sheer number of PWM fan ports available or the Apex would have been a more appealing choice for me. My case is a Corsair Obsidian 900D with 2x480 and 1x240 radiators. Each 480 radiator has its Vardar fans connected to a powered splitter from EK which has the PWM cable connected to the MoBo and then a molex connector to supply additional power. The fans are then controlled by ASUS Fan Xpert to adjust the speed based on the water temperature, for which I have 4 sensors which are also connected to the MoBo. No fan controller necessary. I'm also using both water pump headers for two D5 pumps which are also PWM controlled. The latest Fan Xpert also allows the pump speed to be adjusted too, which is nice although I keep them on 100%. All this connected to the R6E without the need for any additional hardware.

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-cable-splitter-4-fan-pwm-extended

Quozzo wrote:
I bought the R6E due to the sheer number of PWM fan ports available or the Apex would have been a more appealing choice for me. My case is a Corsair Obsidian 900D with 2x480 and 1x240 radiators. Each 480 radiator has its Vardar fans connected to a powered splitter from EK which has the PWM cable connected to the MoBo and then a molex connector to supply additional power. The fans are then controlled by ASUS Fan Xpert to adjust the speed based on the water temperature, for which I have 4 sensors which are also connected to the MoBo. No fan controller necessary. I'm also using both water pump headers for two D5 pumps which are also PWM controlled. The latest Fan Xpert also allows the pump speed to be adjusted too, which is nice although I keep them on 100%. All this connected to the R6E without the need for any additional hardware.

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-cable-splitter-4-fan-pwm-extended

Cool,that's great,But unfortunately for me fan xpert4 is a bit buggy.I want quiet PC,that's why I have two massive rads from HL ,they do their job,fans do their job,fan xpert 4 stopped working properly.So I have installed another Grid,finally some peace and quiet.

tistou77
Level 13
About the M2 connected on the DIMM.2, I have 2 (OS and DATA) and the one for the DATA at performances really random
When copying big file, I can be at 2.20gb/s and sometimes at 800mb/s
With the R5E10 and this M2 on a PCIe card, it was still 2.20gb/s for the same files

Is there a bottleneck to use DIMM.2 ?
Temperature are the "same"
Sorry for my english 😄


Case: Lian Li A77F
MB: Rampage VI Extreme Encore
CPU: i9 10980XE
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB Royal 4x8Gb @4000 C16
GPU: EVGA RTX 2080ti XC Ultra
PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W
OS: Intel Optane 905P PCIe
DATA: Samsung 980 Pro
SOUND: Asus Xonar Phoebus

tistou77 wrote:
About the M2 connected on the DIMM.2, I have 2 (OS and DATA) and the one for the DATA at performances really random
When copying big file, I can be at 2.20gb/s and sometimes at 800mb/s
With the R5E10 and this M2 on a PCIe card, it was still 2.20gb/s for the same files

Is there a bottleneck to use DIMM.2 ?
Temperature are the "same"


There shouldn't be a bottleneck, unless you have the DIMM slot to PCH lanes and are using other PCH lanes. If you have only a 28 lane CPU then one of the DIMM slots won't work I think. But if you have 44 lanes and it is set to CPU there shouldn't be an issue as the DIMM will run at x8 speed, x4 for both M.2s.

Now I cannot say what might be a slow down when it comes to the DIMM slot after the latest BIOS patch and other fixes for Spectre/Meltdown as I haven't used the DIMM slot since then. I can say there is definitely a slowdown on all m.2s after the patch that range from 10-50% with the benchmarks, the worst being at the higher Q depth (8+). If you have the same M.2 on each DIMM slot, have you tried benchmarks on each one, then switch them around to see if there is a difference?
Panteks Enthoo Elite / Asus x299 Rampage VI Extreme / Intel I9-7900X / Corsair Dominator RGB 3200MHz

MSI GTX 1080 TI / 2x Intel 900p / Samsung 970 Pro 512GB

Samsung 850 PRO 512GB / Western Digital Gold 8TB HD

Corsair AX 1200i / Corsair Platinum K95 / Asus Chakram

Acer XB321HK 4k, IPS, G-sync Monitor / Water Cooled / Asus G571JT Laptop

I updated to new BIOS 1102,and yes m.2 did get performance hit,but ,but I think this is expected on all manufacturers boards..