ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review :: BIOS and Overclocking

06-08-2010 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

ASUS uses a modified American Megatrends AMIBIOS with their Rampage III Extreme board. The menu is split into: Extreme Tweaker, Main, Advanced, Power, Boot, Tools and Exit. The Main menu is where the Time, Date, Language and detected SATA drives. The Storage Configuration and System Information screens are also here.

ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review Battery

Battery

ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review BIOS Chips

BIOS Chips

The Advanced menu is where you have the CPU Features, the The Extreme Tweaker is where all the tweaking and overclocking is done on the Rampage III Extreme board. CPU Level Up allows you to set your CPU to a higher setting than the default dependent on what CPU is installed on the System. Ai Overclock Tuner allows you to set the overclock settings of the CPU according to whether you want Manual, Auto, XMP, CPU Level Up and ROG Memory Profile. Hereís a chart with the various settings in the BIOS:


Setting Range
BCLK Frequency 100-500
PCIE Frequency 100-1650
DRAM Frequency DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3-1866, DDR3 2133, DDR3-2400
UCLK Frequency 1600, 1733, 1866, 2000, 2133, 2266, 2400, 2533, 2666, 2800, 2933, 3066, 3200, 3333. 3466
QPI Link Data rate Slow Mode, 4800MT/s, 5866MT/s, 6400MT/s
DRAM Timing Control
CAS Latency 3 DRAM CLK, 4 DRAM Clock-10 DRAM Clock, 11 DRAM Clock
RAS# to CAS# Delay 3 DRAM Clock-10 DRAM Clock
RAS# to PRE Time 3 DRAM Clock-10 DRAM Clock
RAS# ACT Time 3 DRAM Clock, 4 DRAM Clock-16 DRAM Clock, 17 DRAM Clock
RAS# to RAS# Delay 1 DRAM Clock-7 DRAM Clock
REF Cycle Time 30 DRAM Clock,36 DRAM Clock, 48 DRAM Clock, 60 DRAM Clock, 72 DRAM Clock, 82 DRAM Clock, 88 DRAM Clock, 90 DRAM Clock, 100 DRAM Clock, 110 DRAM Clock
WRITE Recovery Time 1 DRAM Clock-15 DRAM Clock
READ to PRE Time 3 DRAM Clcok-15 DRAM Clock
FOUR ACT WIN Time 1 DRAM Clock-63 DRAM Clock
Back to Back CAS# Delay 4 DRAM Clock-18 DRAM Clock
Timing Mode 1N, 2N, 3N
Round Trip Latency on CHA 46 Advance 15 Clock-Advance 1 Clock
Round Trip Latency on CHB 0 Advance 15 Clock-Advance 1 Clock
Round Trip Latency on CHC 0 Advance 15 Clock-Advance 1 Clock
WRITE to READ DD delay 1 DRAM Clock-8 DRAM Clock
WRITE to READ DR Delay 1 DRAM Clock-8 DRAM Clock
WRITE to READ SR Delay 1 DRAM Clock-22 DRAM Clock
READ to WRITE DD delay 2 DRAM Clock-14 DRAM Clock
READ to WRITE DR delay 2 DRAM Clock-14 DRAM Clock
READ to WRITE SR delay 2 DRAM Clock-14 DRAM Clock
READ to READ Delay 2 DRAM Clock-9 DRAM Clock
READ to READ Delay 2 DRAM Clock-9 DRAM Clock
READ to READ Delay 4 DRAM Clock-6 DRAM Clock
Write to WRITE Delay 2 DRAM Clock-9 DRAM Clock
Write to WRITE Delay 2 DRAM Clock-9 DRAM Clock
Write to WRITE Delay 4 DRAM Clock-6 DRAM Clock
CPU Differential Amplitude 700mV 800mV 900mV 1000mV
CPU Clock Skew 100-1500ps
IOH Clock Skew 100-1500ps
Digi+PWR Mode X-Power, T-Balanced
PWM Volt Control 6V, 7V, 8V,9V, 10V
Loadline Calibration 0% calibration, 50% calibration, full calibration
CPU PWM Frequency 250 KHz 500KHz, 750 KHz 1000 KHz
CPU Voltage Control Absolute (VID) Relative (Dynamic)
CPU Voltage 0.85000V-2.30000V
CPU PLL Voltage 1.51050v-2.0535v
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage 1.20000v-2.50000v
IOH Voltage 1.11300v-2.19950v
IOH PCIE Voltage 1.51050v-2.78250v
DRAM Bus voltage 1.20575v-2.50425v
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA/B/C -157.5mV-+200mV
DRAM CTR; REF Voltage on CHA/B/C -157.5mV-+200mV

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ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review
ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review
ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review
ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review


ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review
ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review
ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review
ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review


ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review
ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review
ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review
ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review


ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review
ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review
ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review
ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review