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

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Specifications and BIOS-screenshots

In the table below you can find all specifications of the ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex and MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC. Below that you can find all BIOS-screenshots that we made. MSI usually allows for higher maximum settings than ASUS, but both are far beyond anything you would want to use in practice.

General
 
BrandASUSMSI
Product nameRoG Rampage VI ApexX299 XPower Gaming AC
Product codeROG RAMPAGE VI APEX7A91-001
DetailsProduct infoProduct info
Processor / Chipset / Memory
Form factorExtended ATXExtended ATX
Supported processor(s)Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9
CPU socketSocket 2066Socket 2066
Number of sockets11
ChipsetIntel X299Intel X299
Memory
Memory typeDDR4DDR4
Module typeDIMMDIMM
ECC memory support
Memory ratingDDR4-4133DDR4-4266
Number of memory channels44
Memory slots48
Intel XMP compatible
Maximum internal memory64 GB128 GB
DDR3 SODIMM slots00
DDR3 DIMM slots00
DDR4 DIMM slots48
DDR4 SODIMM-sloten00
Integrated graphics card
D-Sub (VGA) output
DVI output
HDMI output
DisplayPort output
Expansion slots
PCI Express x16 slots44
PCI-Express x8 slots00
PCI Express x4 slots10
PCI Express x1 slots01
Available lanes for all PCI-Express x16 slots4044
Mini PCI Express connectors00
PCI slots00
Multi-GPU
Nvidia SLI compatible
Nvidia SLI (2-way)
Nvidia SLI (3-way)
Nvidia SLI (4-way)
ATI Crossfire compatible
AMD CrossFire (2-way)
AMD CrossFire (3-way)
AMD CrossFire (4-way)
Connectivity
USB 2.0 - Total56
USB 2.0 - Back connectors22
USB 3.0 - Total1010
USB 3.0 - Back connectors66
USB 3.1 - Total33
USB 3.1 - Back connectors22
USB 3.1 (USB 3.1 Gen 2) - Type-C connectors11
Bluetooth
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt 3
USB 3.1 Boost software
Storage
Serial ATA connectors (total)610
Serial ATA II connectors00
Serial ATA III connectors610
Serial ATA Express connectors00
eSATA connectors00
mSATA connectors00
M.2 connectors43
M.2 slot typePCIe 3.0 x4 (4 GB/s)PCIe 3.0 x4 (4 GB/s)
M.2 slot 2 typePCIe 3.0 x4 (4 GB/s)PCIe 3.0 x4 (4 GB/s)
M.2 slot 3 typePCIe 3.0 x4 (4 GB/s)PCIe 3.0 x4 (4 GB/s)
U.2 connectors01
RAID 0 support
RAID 1 support
RAID 5 support
RAID 10 support
Audio
On-board audio - Channels7.17.1
On-board audio - Codec chipSupremeFXRealtek ALC1220
Onboard audio - Codec typeHDAHDA
S/PDIF in
S/PDIF out
Dolby Digital Live
DTS Connect
Audio software includedSupreme FX
Network
Number of network connections12
LAN - ChipIntel WG-I219VIntel WG-I211AT
LAN - Speed1000 Mbit/s1000 Mbit/s
LAN 2 - ChipIntel WG-I219V
LAN 2 - Speed1000 Mbit/s
WLAN - Standard802.11ac802.11ac
WLAN - ChipRealtek RTL8822BEIntel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
WLAN - Speed867 Mbit/s867 Mbit/s
Wireless / Bluetooth moduleGeïntegreerdGeïntegreerd
Stroomcircuit
CPU power phases813
PWM ControllerDigi+ ASP1405IIR35201
PWM Controller fase ondersteuning8 Phase PWM Controller8 Phase PWM Controller
Mosfet typeIR3555MIR3555M
Mosfet Ampère rating60 A60 A
Mosfets per fase11
Cooling / Overclocking
Fan connectors (total)1210
Fan connectors (4 pin)1210
Fan connectors (PWM)710
Temperature controlled fan speed
Mosfet coolerPassivePassive
Chipset coolerPassivePassive
Maximum FSB frequency300 MHz655.25 MHz
CPU voltage tweaking (maximum)1.92 V2.1 V
I/O Digital voltage tweaking (maximum)1.8 V2 V
VCCSA voltage tweaking (maximum)1.8 V2 V
CPU PLL voltage tweaking (maximum)2 V
Memory voltage tweaking (maximum)2.1 V2.2 V
North bridge / PCH voltage tweaking (maximum)1.8 V2 V
CPU VRIN voltage tweaking (maximum)2.7 V3.04 V
CPU Ring voltage tweaking (maximum)1.8 V2.1 V
Bundled Windows software for overclocking
Multiplier changeable
Heatsinks on voltage regulators
CPU Turbo Modus on/off switching
HyperThreading on/off switching
Cores on/off switching
PCI-Express slots can be disabled
Voltage of voltage points on motherboard
Heatsink mountingScrewsScrews
bClk adjustable
Other
Onboard speaker
100% Solid Capacitors
BIOS typeEFIEFI
Dual BIOS
Boot menu in BIOS
Flash software in BIOS
BIOS profiles
Problem diagnosis
On-board Power / Reset switch
On-board Clear CMOS switch
BIOS chip(s) replaceable
Direct-to-BIOS button
Intel turbo spec
RGB Header
RGB Pin-out12V-GRB12V-GRB
Aantal RGB headers21
RGB verlichting geïntegreerd
Addressable RGB header

BIOS-screenshots ASUS Rampage VI Apex

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BIOS-screenshots MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC

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Compare

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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