ASUS outs the ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore

ASUS has just launched the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rampage VI Extreme Encore socket LGA2066 motherboard. This board will effectively replace the original Rampage VI Extreme, but will be positioned lower than the Extreme Omega. The board still has the E-ATX layout, and it has received some nice upgrades. ASUS has removed the U.2 port, but has added 20 Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port, which combines 10 Gbps wiring from two ports to a single port. You also get new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) WLAN, which is an upgrade from the 802.11ac that was on the Rampage VI Extreme. Wired networking remains unchanged, you still get the 10 GbE interface driven by an Aquantia controller, and a 1 GbE driven by an Intel i219-V.

ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore

The CPU VRM has been updated as well, you now have a 16-phase CPU VRM with Infineon TDA21472 power-stages, and a large fan-heatsink with more surface-area than even the heatsink featured on the Extreme Omega. For the memory you have a 4-phase (2+2 phase) setup. The expansion slot area has been reworked as well, it is now setup as x16, x4, x16, x16 compared to the x16, double-space, x16, x4, x16 layout of the Extreme Omega. This board is expected to be priced at $649.99.

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