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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
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Brighttail
Level 11
It look like it will be close but apparently you can take it apart and reorient the position of the cable. I still think it is going to be close tho.
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Brighttail wrote:
It look like it will be close but apparently you can take it apart and reorient the position of the cable. I still think it is going to be close tho.


EK's facebook said that the cable position in the production model will be different to allow all the dims to fit.

red773 wrote:
EK's facebook said that the cable position in the production model will be different to allow all the dims to fit.


That is great to know that EK is aware of the issue and fixing it!

I am not even going to use the "RAMPAGE VI" name plate on their clear-nickel monoblock though. Once you remove the black name plate, the entire monoblock is a slab of clear acrylic, and the "Republic of Gamers" block right below it is bright enough to glow its RGB light directly into the monoblock from the bottom. I will remove the 4.0"-long RGB strip from the name plate and mount it to the top of the monoblock, with the LEDs facing downward into the monoblock, and use an iridescent glass diffuser plate along the top edge of the monoblock to diffuse the LED dots from view, and then the RGB cable just routes along the top edge of the mobo towards the RGB_HEADER1 header on the upper-right corner. Arranged this way, I can use Aura to light up the "Republic of Gamers" block one color along the bottom of the monoblock, and have the RGB striip along the top of the monoblock a different color. For example, if the "Republic of Gamers" block was colored red from below the monoblock and the RGB strip was colored purple along the top of the monoblock, you may be able to get a color gradient effect going across the monoblock if you use clear fluid since Aura treats each RGB header as a separate programmable color zone. Pastels would block out much of the RGB lighting on the clear-nickel monoblock.

tistou77
Level 13
No availability date yet for europe ?
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
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tistou77 wrote:
No availability date yet for europe ?


I was told mid to end of October.

tistou77
Level 13
it's long 😞

Thanks
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:
it's long 😞

Thanks


Sadly yes but that's what both caseking and mindfactory told me on the phone. It could be sooner but that's not expected as no dates were given by their distributors yet. I still have my 6950X/R5E10 in the meanwhile, not really in a rush here.

AlexPeterson
Level 7
Thank you. "Dxo OpticsPro with all the Prime noise reduction parameters turned on" is my "poster child" for needing more cores. In your experience, how many cores/threads can it efficiently use? I had hoped that the Concurrent Image setting could be scaled to 36.

AlexPeterson wrote:
Thank you. "Dxo OpticsPro with all the Prime noise reduction parameters turned on" is my "poster child" for needing more cores. In your experience, how many cores/threads can it efficiently use? I had hoped that the Concurrent Image setting could be scaled to 36.


Yep, the Prime denoising is a CPU-muncher, which was why I mentioned it. Photomatix HDR also has some a number of settings that chew up CPU time, especially since I sometimes twirl the knobs and iterate over 4 to 8 variations with some photos before deciding on the best one.

Get the $2000 7980XE if you want to be wowed when running synthetic benchmarks. But get the 14-core $1400 7940X if you want photo/video software performance very similar to the 7980XE, and use the $600 that you saved on SSDs, faster RAM, or a nice vacation 🙂 I describe in my post, four posts up, why I like the 7940X and am getting it myself. (Sorry for my verbosity, my wife and I are very talkative in person too)

But even with DxO OpticsPro, the 7900X and 7920X will be nearly as fast as the 7940X. I just have a feeling that the 7940X will have better OC headroom and single-core performance when you compare the specs and how Intel has tuned that one particular CPU:

https://ark.intel.com/compare/126240,126695,126697,126699

DragonPurr wrote:
Yep, the Prime denoising is a CPU-muncher, which was why I mentioned it. Photomatix HDR also has some a number of settings that chew up CPU time, especially since I sometimes twirl the knobs and iterate over 4 to 8 variations with some photos before deciding on the best one.

Get the $2000 7980XE if you want to be wowed when running synthetic benchmarks. But get the 14-core $1400 7940X if you want photo/video software performance very similar to the 7980XE, and use the $600 that you saved on SSDs, faster RAM, or a nice vacation 🙂 I describe in my post, four posts up, why I like the 7940X and am getting it myself. (Sorry for my verbosity, my wife and I are very talkative in person too)

But even with DxO OpticsPro, the 7900X and 7920X will be nearly as fast as the 7940X. I just have a feeling that the 7940X will have better OC headroom and single-core performance when you compare the specs and how Intel has tuned that one particular CPU:

https://ark.intel.com/compare/126240,126695,126697,126699


I agree with the assessment on the 7940X. Based on the specs that Intel has released, the 7940X seems to hit the sweet spot (for me anyway) for a machine that will primarily be used as a workstation but have occasional use playing games. I was originally going to get the 7920X, but after seeing the final 7940X specs it has a higher base frequency, better TJunction Max, and probably better OC headroom. Based on all this I had already decided to get the 7940X.

In the meantime I have a 7800X that I am using to test my RVIE. Also, I am considering delidding and so the 7800X will be a "practice" chip for that, to see if I really want to delid a CPU that cost $1100 more.... 🙂