When gamers and enthusiasts start looking for hardware to build up their newest gaming machine they often start looking for the critical motherboard component from Asus. Back in late March Asus unveiled its latest high-end mainboard called the ROG Rampage III Extreme. Asus has announced that the board has now been used in a system that has shattered a benchmark world record.
The record setting system used the Rampage III mainboard, Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition CPU, Asus branded GTX 480 video card and a Asus ROG 5870 Matrix Platinum. The machine set records for 3DMark 2003, 3DMark 2005, 3DMark 2006, and 3DMark Vantage for a single CPU system.
In 3DMark Vantage the system scored H51410 at high preset and at extreme preset the machine scored X39212. Both scores beat out a system using dual CPUs for the top spot. The Rampage III certainly makes for an extreme gaming rig.