motherboards.org: The ASUS Striker Extreme Motherboard has all of the features that you would want from a motherboard today. The nForce 680i chipset is designed for the extreme overclocker and the ability to run two graphics cards in SLI mode is always a big plus in my book. ASUS really went all out on the design of this board and it shows in the craftsmanship and performance of the board.
enthusiast.hardocp.com: ASUS brings their technological expertise in motherboard design to NVIDIA?s new 680i chipset for Intel processors. Listing an incredible set of features and official SLI support, does this board have it all? Or does the ASUS Striker strike out when the heat is on?
tweaktown.com: Today is ASUS?s day in our labs. We have been sent the extremely feature packed ASUS Striker Extreme motherboard based on nVidia?s new nForce 680i chipset for our testing purposes ? it falls into the ?Republic of Gamers? series of boards from ASUS and it?s the first for the Intel platform. We are today going to see how well it performs and just what you get for the over $400 USD asking price when compared to a regular 680i motherboard and DFI?s impressive RD600.
legionhardware.com: The Nvidia nForce chipset series has evolved considerably over the past few years from a second rate product to what can easily be considered as the best chipset series of all time. The original nForce and nForce2 chipsets were a little troubled and failed to have a serious impact on the chipset market. However, the nForce3 really picked up the pieces for Nvidia and before long they had completely conquered the AMD market, before sealing the deal with the nForce4 chipset series.
biosmagazine.co.uk: ASUS? latest motherboard incorporates unique features and performance for both easy DIY and stylish gaming. Sitting at the top of the company?s line, the Striker Extreme is the newest member of ASUS? sought-after R.O.G series. The nForce 680i SLI-based Striker Extreme supports Intel Quad-Core processors (LGA775 package) and nVidia?s Quad-SLI technology, and is even ready for the new super-speedy 1333MHz FSB specification (also supports DDR2 800/667/533MHz). A match made in heaven for gamers and tweakers, the Striker Extreme guarantees a perfect platform for smooth video and extreme performance.
techreport.com: ASUS' STRIKER EXTREME MOTHERBOARD is a perfect example of why high-end products garner so much attention. The name alone screams "look at me," and in a pleasant surprise, there's actually plenty to see. You get a top-of-the-line nForce 680i SLI chipset, incredibly intricate heatpipe cooling, enough blue LEDs to be seen from space, more BIOS tweaking and overclocking options than any sane person could ever need, an LCD display right in the port cluster, and a stack of unique extras in the box.
tbreak.com: Last week we have reviewed a motherboard based on the Intels latest chipset for enthusiasts, X48. Nvidia closely monitored the launch of Intels new chipset and decided to take on it with its own high-end chipset for Intelss processors, nForce 790i Ultra SLI. New chipset brings support for DDR3 memory, 3-Way SLI, 1600FSB and all 45nm Penryn-based processors. Finally.
hardwarelogic.com: Hitting the enthusiast scene decked out from head-to-toe, this motherboard brings next-gen right to your doorstep with the new 790i nForce chipset, 1600MHz front side bus support, Tri SLI compatibility, PCIe 2.0, DDR3-2000 support and an integrated water cooling system. Holy cow! Hold on to your seat as HardwareLogic puts this monster on our test bench and unleashes the full assault of our benchmarking suite.
xbitlabs.com: Some call ASUS Striker Extreme the today?s best mainboard for computer enthusiasts, however we have to disagree with them on that. We discovered that it is not as great as they praise it and may not be worth the money they ask for it in stores. Find out why from our new review!
virtual-hideout.net: I think the price is a bit high, even for what you get, but you know if there's only a couple things you should spend the extra money on it's the power supply and the motherboard to base the rest of your high powered gaming system off. Sure you can pick up a competitors new 680i SLI motherboard for a lot less money, but you won't get the ASUS exclusive features like the on-boards LED's, the Q-Connector, the LCD Poster, the EL back plate, the silent copper heatpipe cooling solution and 8-Phase power design among others.
overclock3d.net: After the success of Asus' first P35 chipset motherboard, we've been given the opportunity to test the tweaked out &quot;Republic of Gamers&quot; version affectionately known as the Blitz. Will it come out all guns blazing or bomb it big time?
trustedreviews.com: You pay plenty for the Maximus Extreme, but that's true of any X38 motherboard. We're not convinced about the merits of three graphics slots but neither can we see any harm in the set-up that Asus has chosen and the cooling system and Fusion block are simply superb.
techgage.com: When the time came to design the Rampage Extreme, ASUS' R&amp;D went right to town. The X48-based board proves to be the most feature-packed one we've ever come across, and also one of the most overclockable. Aside from the robust design, water-cooled Northbridge and LCD Poster, the board even includes overclocking controls right on the PCB.
legitreviews.com: Asides from the simple act of operating as a motherboard, the ASUS Rampage Extreme looks like a work of art and could almost be a coffee table centerpiece. Factor in the incredible possibilitles available with TweakIt, the discrete audio X-Fi solution, and the massive overclocking potential, it's hard to not want the board. Once again though price becomes an issue, for $400 you can purchase a board and processor. If you are in the market for the best of the best though, the Rampage Extreme is it...
tweaktown.com: So far we have tested GIGABYTEs EX58-UD5 in our Core i7 CPU review and we have just recently given the P6T Deluxe the tick of approval as well, but ASUS isnt stropping there. P6T is actually aimed at the mainstream and enthusiast sector, where todays contender is aimed more so at the extreme and hardcore users. Running under the name of the Republic of Gamers series, the Rampage II is ASUS second Core i7 model to hit the market. Rampage II Extreme is the latest in the ROG series, something that ASUS really puts a lot of pride into.
techgage.com: ASUS has long supported overclockers with their motherboards, but the Rampage II Extreme takes things to the next level. In addition to an even more robust BIOS than what we're used to, we're given the ability to put our multi-meters to good use with the help of easy-access board contacts. When all said and done though, is the RIIE really worth the $400 asking price?
overclock3d.net: Put the children to bed. This is an x-rated motherboard.
pcper.com: This is not a small board. It is not exactly E-ATX sized, but it is getting close. It is a bit larger than a standard ATX board, but unless a case is really tight, it should fit in the majority of products out there. I used the Silverstone Raven 02 for mounting the board, and it features plenty of space to still plug in the SATA plugs, which are parallel to the motherboard. Some cases may be too tight, but this again is not all that much larger than a standard ATX motherboard.