ASUS Rampage V Extreme Motherboard Review – Intel X99
On March 5th, 2013 Square Enix released Tomb Raider, billed as a reboot of the franchise. In Tomb Raider, the player is confronted with a much younger Lara Croft who is shipwrecked and finds herself stranded on a mysterious island rife with danger, both natural and human. In contrast to the earlier games Croft is portrayed as vulnerable, acting out of necessity, desperation and sheer survival rather than for a greater cause or personal gain.
The game has been built on Crystal Dynamics’s game engine called the “Crystal Engine” and the graphics look fantastic. AMD and Crystal Dyanmic’s worked on a new technology called TressFX Hair, which AMD describes as the worlds first in-game implementation of a real-time, per-strand hair physics system for this game title. We set the image quality to ultimate for benchmarking, but we disabled TressFX Hair under the advanced tab to be fair to NVIDIA graphics cards that don’t support the feature.
Benchmark Results: Running the systems with the ‘Ultra Image Quality’ settings the ASUS Rampage V Extreme was able to average 84.23 frames per second at 1920×1080. Dropping the resolution down to 1280×1024 the RVE was able to average 114.57 frames per second.
Benchmark Results: In Tomb Raider running the low image quality settings, the ASUS Rampage V Extreme was able to average 218.70 frames per second at 1920×1080 and 329.57 frames per second at 1280×1024.