ASUS Rampage II Extreme
Rather than list every single feature the Rampage II Extreme has to offer, we’ll just focus on the major ones, and we’ll also discuss a few in greater detail later in the review.
SLI and CrossFireX on Demand
Flexible Multi-GPU solutions, Your Weapon of Choice!
The Rampage II Extreme Series breaks the boundaries to bring you the multi-GPU choice of either Nvidia® SLI™ or ATI® CrossFireX™. Get ready to change your gaming style with faster frame rates!
TweakIT is designed for control freaks. Following the success of the Extreme Tweaker overclocking feature, ASUS has engineered TweakIT to give users flexible overclocking control even when running benchmark programs! The joystick-like control puts every overclocking option in the user’s fingertips, allowing the users performance optimizations options during game play to gain the competitive edge. TweakIT brings a brand new dimension to the game of overclocking and benchmarking.
ProbeIt takes the guesswork out of locating the motherboard’s measurement points, identifying them clearly in the form of eight sets of detection points so you’ll know exactly where to get quick yet accurate readings using a multimeter.
Overclocker’s prayer to have BIOS flexibility is answered! With the new BIOS Flashback, PC enthusiasts can overclock with even more confidence. BIOS Flashback gives overclockers the ability to save two versions of the BIOS simultaneously. Very much like the "SaveGame" function, one BIOS can be used for the overclocking adventure, while the other BIOS is to be stored with any previous version. BIOS Flashback brings the ultimate convenience to overclockers!
The iROG is a special IC which enables several ROG highlighted functions that gives users full disposal of the motherboard at any stage! This design allows advanced user control and management to be processed purely at a hardware level. iROG greatly increases fun during overclocking for PC enthusiasts and it offers system maintenance and management with more control and efficiency.
Extreme Tweakers is the one stop shop to fine-tune your system to optimal performance. No matter if you’re looking for frequency adjustment, over-voltage options, or memory timing settings, they’re all here!
The COP EX allows overclockers to increase chipset voltages without the worries of overheating. It can also be used to monitor and save an overheating GPU. The COP EX allows more freedom and less constraint for maximum performance achievement.
External LCD Poster
The new LCD Poster now posts critical POST information in an ever friendly and flexible external display. When system malfunction occurs, the LCD Poster automatically detects device failure and translates the errors on the LCD during POST.
ASUS EPU-6 Engine
The new ASUS EPU – the world’s first power saving engine, has been upgraded to a new 6 engine version, which provides total system power savings by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. With auto phase switching for components (which includes the CPU, VGA card, memory, chipset, hard drives and CPU cooler/system fans), the EPU automatically provides the most appropriate power usage via intelligent acceleration and overclocking – helping save power and money.