Asus ROG RAMPAGE VI APEX Review & Specifications

ASUS ROG RAMPAGE VI APEX LGA2066 DDR4 M.2 X299 EATX

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Designed for 7th generation Intel Core X-Series processors
Record-shattering Overclocking Design with a full suite of onboard features
5-Way Optimization with Auto-Tuning and FanXpert 4 automatically tailors overclocking profiles to your unique build for maximum OC performance and dynamic system cooling
Four Patent-pending Safe Slots feature an injection molding process that integrates metal framing for stronger, firmly anchored PCIe slots built for heavyweight GPUs
Unmatched Personalization with ASUS exclusive AURA Sync RGB lighting, customizable nameplate, two additional RGB headers and a 3D-printing friendly design

Specs Overview

Model ROG RAMPAGE VI APEX
Release Date August 2017
Series ROG
Socket LGA2066
Form factor EATX
Chipset Intel X299
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3300Mhz 3333Mhz 3600Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4500Mhz
Audio Chipset ROG SupremeFX
Audio Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 2
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

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  • CPU

    Intel® Socket 2066 Core™ X-Series Processors 
    Supports Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC)
    * The Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

  • Chipset

    Intel® X299

  • Memory

    Intel® Core™ X-series Processors (6-core above)
    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3800(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory 
    Intel® Core™ X-series Processors (4-core)
    2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR4 4500(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3300(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

  • Multi-GPU Support

    Supports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology 
    Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™ Technology 
    Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology 
    Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology 
    Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology 
    Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors Family
    4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16, x16/x8, x16/x8/x8/x4 with CPU_DIMM.2_1&_2 X4 mode or x16/x8/x8/x8 mode with 40-lane CPU,x16, x16/x8 with CPU_DIMM.2_1 X4 mode with 28-lane cpu) 
    Intel® X299 Chipset
    1 x PCIe 3.0 x4

  • Storage

    Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors Family : 
    1 x ROG DIMM.2 Module support(CPU_DIMM.2)*1, 
    2 x M.2 Socket 3*1, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    Intel® X299 Chipset : 
    1 x M.2 Socket 3*2, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3*2, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    1 x ROG DIMM.2 Module support(PCH_DIMM.2)*2
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
    ASMedia® ASM1061 controller : 
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), 
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology
    Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

  • LAN

    Intel® I219V
    Anti-surge LANGuard
    Dual interconnect between the integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)

  • Wireless Data Network

    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
    Supports MU-MIMO

  • Bluetooth

    Bluetooth V4.2

  • Audio

    ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
    - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
    - Supports : Jack-detection
    - SupremeFX Shielding Technology
    - Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback

  • USB Ports

    Intel® X299 Chipset : 
    6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at mid-board)
    Intel® X299 Chipset : 
    5 x USB 2.0 port(s) (3 at mid-board)
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller : 
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s) 
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller : 
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) 
    ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 1 controller : 
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s)

  • ROG Exclusive Features

    Clear CMOS button
    ROG RAMCache II
    ROG CPU-Z
    ROG CloneDrive
    MemOK! Button
    Slow Mode
    Overwolf
    ReTry Button
    Safe Boot Button
    Start Button
    Reset Button
    LN2 Mode
    ROG Aura
    - Aura Lighting Control
    - Aura RGB Strip Headers
    Extreme Engine Digi+ :
    - IR3555 PoweIRstage®
    - MicroFine Alloy Chokes
    - 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
    Mem TweakIt
    ROG Extreme OC kit :
    - PCIe x16 Lane Switch
    Double Power :
    - Dual 8 -pin CPU
    ProbeIt
    UEFI BIOS features :
    - O.C. Profile
    - Tweakers' Paradise
    - ROG SSD Secure Erase
    Extreme Tweaker
    USB BIOS Flashback

  • Special Features

    OC Design - ASUS PRO Clock II Technology
    5-Way Optimization by Dual Intelligent Processors 5
    - Whole system optimization with a single click! 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ VRM, Fan Xpert 4, and Turbo App together, providing better CPU performance, efficient power saving, precise digital power control, whole system cooling and even tailor your own app usages.
    ASUS 5X Protection III :
    - ASUS SafeSlot Core: Fortified PCIe Slot prevents damage
    - ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!
    - ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
    - ASUS DIGI+ VRM: 8 Phase digital power design
    Gamer's Guardian:
    - DRAM Overcurrent Protection
    - 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
    - DIGI+ VRM
    - SafeSlot
    ASUS EPU :

    SafeDIMM slot
    AURA :
    - Aura Lighting Control
    - Aura RGB Strip Headers
    - Aura Lighting Effects Synchronization with compatible ASUS ROG devices
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - AI Suite 3
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - ASUS Fan Xpert 4
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS MyLogo 
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Shield
    - ASUS Q-Code
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED, HDD LED)
    - ASUS Q-Connector
    Gaming Aesthetics :
    - 3D printing friendly
    - AURA-RGB Lighting

  • Operating System Support

    Windows® 10

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
    1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (), 
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (red)Type-A + USB Type-CTM
    6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 , 
    2 x USB 2.0 
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
    1 x ASUS 2x2 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.2 module
    5 x Gold-plated audio jacks

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x Q_Code
    1 x AAFP connector
    2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) 
    1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 1 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x TPM header
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x VROC_HW_Key
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) 
    1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) 
    1 x AIO_PUMP connector 
    1 x W_PUMP+ connector 
    2 x 8-pin EATX 12 V Power connector
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    2 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x MemOK! button(s)
    1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
    9 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
    1 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin Molex power connector)
    1 x Power-on button(s)
    1 x Reset button(s)
    1 x BIOS Switch button(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
    1 x USB BIOS Flashback button(s)
    1 x LN2 Mode jumper(s)
    1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
    1 x Safe Boot button
    1 x ReTry button
    2 x T_Sensor Connector
    1 x 3D Mount screw port(s)
    1 x W_IN header
    1 x W_OUT header
    1 x W_FLOW header
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel connector
    2 x DIMM.2 Slot supports 2 M.2 drives (2242-22110) 
    5 x 4-pin Full Speed Fan connectors
    1 x PCIe x16 Lane Switch 
    2 x RSVD Switch

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    Accessory Guide
    I/O Shield
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    4 x M.2 screws
    1 x Supporting DVD
    1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
    1 x R6A MOS Fan bracket pack
    2 x ROG DIMM.2 Fan Stand Pack (s)
    1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s)
    1 x 4-Way SLI bridge(s)
    1 x SLI HB BRIDGE(2-WAY-L)
    1 x ROG big sticker
    1 x Q-Connector
    1 x 10 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
    1 x ROG coaster(s)

  • BIOS

    2 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, 
    ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, 
    F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information.

  • Operating System

    Windows® 10 64-bit

  • Form Factor

    Extended ATX Form Factor 
    12 inch x 10.7 inch ( 30.5 cm x 27.2 cm ) X-SHAPED PCB

  • Note

    *1 USB2.0 PORT SHARE WITH ROG_EXT HEADER

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