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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Power consumption

We measure the power consumption during two scenarios: idle (where we determine an average based on 5 minutes of idling) and under load, where we measure the maximum power consumption during Cinebench 15.

The Apex is slightly more efficient than the MSI, both in idle and under load. This can in part be explained because of the simple fact that ASUS offers less features: the extra controller chips consume power.


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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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