ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Omega
The X299 platform in an entirely new dimension
You know, you’ve got high-end, then the stuff we call enthusiast but there’s also that x-factor stuff, the super premium gear. Well, we review the best of the best X299 motherboard from ASUS, the ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Omega review. A motherboard that impresses in many ways and features. An X299 motherboard can house Kaby-Lake-X and Skylake-X refresh processors. We’ll pair it with the 16-core Core i9 7960X today.
Omega — denoted as Ω and ω is the last (and 24th) letter of the Greek alphabet. It also represents the value of 800 in the Greek numeric system, which literally means a great value or the “great O.” When we look at its religious meaning, in the New Testament Book of Revelation, God says, “I am Alpha and Omega,” meaning that he is the beginning and end of all things. In the Greek alphabet, alpha is the first letter and omega is the last. And yeah, in Star Trek there is the Omega Directive. It’s a heavily loaded word alright, that’s said .. ASUS has got some shoes to fill alright!
The board is stylish, loaded with features such as subtle LED effects, has a small LiveDash OLED display, AC WIFI, 1 Gbps Ethernet and hey even 10 Gbps Ethernet! Then there are triple x16 PCI-Express slots, two onboard M.2 SSD options as well as added M.2. functionality through the DIMM2 slot, quad-channel memory and an improved and rather beefy VRM based setup in a very advanced phase design. This board can take dual triple-slot graphics cards with a full 16 lanes of bandwidth each. With support for up to 128GB of memory across eight slots, loads of USB connectivity, and both Gigabit and 10G Ethernet (Aquantia) built in. Included as well is a Fan Extension Card II included with each board uses the Node interface to further expand the cooling and lighting headers on the PCB. This motherboard is intended for Intel Skylake-X processors including the latest refresh ones on the 9000 series that are released based on Socket LGA2066. We got our grubby little paws on a 16-core Skylake-X processor (7960X) to test the board with, a loaner that Intel did not supply.
The board, as shown, is an exclusive segmented product and certainly is a decent motherboard alright with proper dark and subtle looks and feel. On the next page, a word or two on the processors and architecture, after which we’ll dive into a full photo-shoot with the 699 USD / Euros costing ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Omega.