Packaging and Overview
The ROG Rampage VI Extreme Omega comes in typical ASUS ROG packaging.
ASUS included all the necessary accessories in the box, including four SATA6Gb/s cables, two weaved SATA 6Gbps cables, three thermistor cables, RGB extension cable, addressable RGB LED extension cable, ROG logo stickers, WIFI antenna, Q-Connector, M.2 screws, ROG thank you card, ROG coaster, SLI HB Bridge, dual function screwdriver, DIMM.2 with heat sink, ROG NODE, NODE power cable, NODE connector, NODE screw kit, USB with drivers, and manuals.
The first impression ROG Rampage VI Extreme Omega looks as impressive as massive also the motherboard is quite hefty. At back a metal backplate for providing rigidity to the motherboard.
The new LGA 2066 socket is a similar dimension as previous LGA 2011 socket and uses the same mounting so all current cooler is supported. The socket is flanked by two sets of quad DIMM slots
The total top section of the board occupied by VRM features the same 16 power stages as the new Zenith board, teamed in an eight-phase arrangement. To cool this massive VRM the heatsink has two very small fans which actively cool it.
On the top right side, the is the 24-pin, with four fans header including CPU fan header, also an RGB header and USB 3.1 front panel header. At the top right corner of the motherboard, we have a Water Block header (for a monoblock), a slow mode switch (takes CPU to x8), an RSVD switch (probably cold boot avoidance) and voltage read points.
The IO portion is covered and has RGB lighting, as well as a small LiveDash OLED display that shows all the debug codes.
The IO shield features a clear CMOS button, a BIOS FlashBack button, WIFI antenna, 10 USB 3.0 ports, 10G LAN, 1G LAN, USB 3.1 type-A, USB 3.1 type-C, and gold plated audio with S/PDIF out.
The board comes with 44-lane CPU the PCI-E will be x16/x0/x0, x16/x16/x0, or x16/x8/x8. With a 28-lane CPU, the PCI-E will be x16/x0/x0, x16/x8/x0, or x8/x8/x8. The x4 PCI-E slot looks to be wired to the PCH. One of the M.2 slots is routed to the PCH and the other to the CPU, but switches with the U.2 port.
There are six SATA6Gb/s ports on the motherboard along with a right-angled USB 3.0 internal header.
In the bottom right corner of the motherboard we have another RSVD switch (probably cold boot again), a system pause switch, a BIOS switch button, our VROC header, an RGB LED header, an addressable RGB LED header, water flow header, water temperature in/out headers, and a NODE header.