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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We test all socket 2066-motherboards with an Intel Core i9 7900X, 32GB G.Skill Trident Z-memory clocked at 2666 MHz at CL14, two Samsung 850 Evo SSDs and a Seasonic Prime 650W 80+ Titanium power supply. As separate graphics card we used the MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. 

All tests are performed using the default settings of the motherboards. The differences in performance and power consumption usually depend on the specific tuning done by a motherboard manufacturer. 

In the graphs we show, aside from the ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex and MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC, a few other socket 2066-motherboards from the more expensive segment. 


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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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