ASUS Updates X299 ROG Rampage VI Apex VRM Heatsink After Der8auer’s Criticism




/ 2 years ago

ASUS Updates X299 ROG Rampage VI Apex VRM Heatsink After Der8auer's Criticism

Following the statements made by Der8auer several weeks ago, ASUS is updating the design to their X299 ROG Rampage VI Apex motherboard in response. The original video by Der8auer calls Intel’s X299 platform “problematic for overclocking” considering its high power draw and high temperatures, coupled with inadequate VRM cooling.

Old vs New ROG Rampage VI Apex VRM Heatsink Design

ASUS Updates X299 ROG Rampage VI Apex VRM Heatsink After Der8auer's Criticism

The most noticeable change from the original design vs the new updated version are the presence of airflow fins. The original design basically is a solid aluminum block. This was connected to a heatpipe that also distributes heat to the rear IO assembly. The addition of airflow fins allows any airflow or active cooling source to disperse heat absorbed by the heatsink from the MOSFETs.

ASUS Updates X299 ROG Rampage VI Apex VRM Heatsink After Der8auer's Criticism

It appears that ASUS contacted Der8auer directly and gave him the exclusive on the pre-launch version. This allowed the overclocker to test out the heatsink and give his feedback to ASUS before it hits the market. Unlike the original design from Computex, the new heatsink design also has mounting points for a fan. The back of the motherboard also has a backplate to absorb some of the heat. This heat is from the MOSFETs on the other side, helping cool further.

Der8auer’s ASUS Rampage VI Apex VRM Check Video

Check out the full video below to see more details about this new re-design.

Topics: , ,


Support eTeknix.com

By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow. And continue to bring you the latest news, reviews, and competitions. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest technology. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you'll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!

eTeknix Facebook eTeknix Twitter eTeknix Instagram eTeknix Instagram

Check out our Latest Video

Comments

4 Responses to “ASUS Updates X299 ROG Rampage VI Apex VRM Heatsink After Der8auer’s Criticism”
  1. AJSB says:

    It’s still garbage compared with what should be…WHY make thins SO THICK and at a angle,etc. ?

    • Corsair Stinks! says:

      Amen. I’d love having those high, soldered old aluminum heatsinks like they used on the DFI Lanparty 939 boards!

  2. Alan Davidson says:

    Respect for Roman, he talks Asus listens.

  3. huggi says:

    ASUS should probably take a note from their X99 WS series of motherboards which had actual, proper heatsinks for the VRMs

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!