It’s taken ten months, but we are finally bringing you our ASUS Rampage V Extreme (1502 BIOS) review. Is it still as good as when it came out? Does it still warrant the exorbitant price or has the competition caught up and perhaps even surpassed ASUS? These are all questions which we were eager to answer.
Motherboards always improve with time, and how much improvement there is to be made is a direct reflection on the quality of the board at launch. Last year, the Rampage V Extreme was unquestionably the most complete X99 motherboard at launch. In typical ASUS tradition, the vendor hit their stride on day one, offering not only the highest-clocking and best-performing motherboard, but one that was the undisputed leader for the X99 chipset for the longest time, courtesy of their specialised overclocking socket. That was in October 2014 and now – almost a year later – the Rampage V Extreme has improved further in both feature support and overclocking/performance.