X299 overclocking monsters: ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex vs. MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC

Who offers the best overclocking motherboard for Intel's high-end processors?

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Benchmarks (USB 3.1)

Since USB 3.1 is not a part of the chipset, the motherboard manufacturers have to use extra controller chips in order to support the new interface. We use the Sandisk Extreme 900 960GB, the fastest external SSD available at the time of writing, to test the speed of this interface.

The USB 3.1-speeds of the MSI XPower are the highest: both when reading and writing it ends up at the top of the graph. This is probably in part thanks to the boost software that MSI includes. ASUS does not score as high, but in relative terms the difference is nothing to worry about.


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two products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

ASUS RoG Rampage VI Apex

Extended ATX, Socket 2066, Intel X299, DDR4

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£382.37

Avg. £389.65
6 shops, 3x stock

MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC

Extended ATX, Socket 2066, Intel X299, DDR4

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£324.99

Avg. £324.99
1 shop, no stock

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