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Asus Rampage II GENE Review


Closer Look:

Let's take a closer look at the tweaking options!


Here you see an overview of the tweaking tab and it is huge! The Asus Rampage II GENE has all kinds of tweaking options to the point that you would have to be crazy to customize every one - it is amazing! The first three shots show default values, the fourth show what opens up once you take it into manual control. I absolutely love this BIOS, especially for overclocking. The RIIG's BIOS is the very first one to cover all of the logical bases, I don't know how something slips in every other BIOS on the market but they do. With the Asus Rampage II GENE's BIOS settings I am finally satisfied. My favorite feature has to be the "always-on" voltage monitors that display exactly what voltage is going to the chip at any given moment, regardless of the setting, even on auto it will tell you what the board is pumping. Bravo to Asus on using a BIOS that is worth bothering with!




















The CPU tab allows you to set which features available on your chip are enabled.



Where the Rampage II GENE really surprised however is in the DRAM controls. There is over a page of latency options beyond the simple 9-9-9-20 1N settings! Of course the individual chip voltage skews are still available for tweaking.



Overclocking should be fun on this board, onward we go!

  1. Introduction and Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Bundled Accessories)
  3. Closer Look (The Motherboard)
  4. Closer Look (Drivers & Programs)
  5. Closer Look (The Bios)
  6. Closer Look (The Bios Continued)
  7. Specifications & Features
  8. Testing (Setup & Overclocking)
  9. Testing: Apophysis, Win RAR
  10. Testing: SpecView 10, PCMark Vantage
  11. Testing: SiSoft Sandra 2009
  12. Testing: Sciencemark 2.0, Cinebench 10, HDTune 2.55
  13. Testing: Far Cry 2
  14. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  15. Testing: BioShock
  16. Testing: Call Of Duty World at War
  17. Testing: Dead Space
  18. Testing: Fallout 3
  19. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  20. Testing: 3DMark 06 Professional
  21. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  22. Conclusion
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