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Rampage IV Extreme Product Overview
CPU & Chipset Features
LGA2011 Intel® Core™ i7
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Sandy Bridge-E processors in the LGA2011 package, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support 4-channel (8 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® Sandy Bridge-E processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel® X79 Chipset
The Intel® X79 Express Chipset is the latest single-chipset design that supports the new socket 2011 Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition processors. It improves performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing for increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the X79 comes with 2 SATA 6Gb/s and 4 SATA 3Gb/s ports for faster data retrieval, doubling the bandwidth of current bus systems.
PCIe 3.0 Ready
PCIe 3.0 Ready
The latest PCI Express bus standard delivers imporved encoding for twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0. Total bandwidth for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32GB/s, double the 16GB/s of PCIe 2.0 (in x16 mode). PCIe 3.0 provides users unprecedented data speeds combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. It is a must-have feature PC users aiming to improve and optimize graphics performance, as well as have the latest, most future-proof technology.
* This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC. Functions will be available when using PCIe 3.0-compliant devices. Please refer to www.asus.com for updated details.
Why choose when you can have both? SLI or CrossFireX? Fret no longer because with the ROG Rampage IV Extreme you’ll be able to run both multi-GPU setups. The board features SLI/CrossFire on Demand technology, supporting up to four graphics cards in a 4-Way SLI or CrossFireX configuration. Whichever path you take, you can be assured of jaw-dropping graphics at a level previously unseen.
Quad-Channel, DDR3 2400 MHz
Quad-Channel DDR3 2400 MHz The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2400/2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest operation system, 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The quad-channel DDR3 architecture double the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance.
The key to real time monitoring! Knowing information is key in any situation. Monitor the status of your system in real-time with a convenient graphical overlay displayed right on screen with OSD Monitor. It allows you to view POST codes in real-time, complete hardware status and even the readout from VGA Hotwire and Subzero Sense, all at a pure hardware level.
The key to real time overclocking! Tweak the parameters of your system in real-time with a convenient graphical overlay displayed right on the screen with OSD TweakIt. It provides you with a set of critical and hardware-driven functions so you can tweak your system on-the-fly.
ROG EZ DIY Features
Get more life out of your LGA1366 CPU coolers Don't junk that expensive LGA1366 heatsink! With X-Socket, switch out the LGA2011 pad for a 1366 one and get more life out of your previous CPU cooler. > Learn More
Sound with Clarity
Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC! The onboard 7.1-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions and multi-streaming technology.
ROG Exclusive Features
Hotwire your system Love to overvolt but got mad trimming the tiny variable resistors? With the VGA Hotwire feature, plug the two-wire cable onboard and solder two wires on the VGA's voltage regulator and accurately adjust the voltage, taking your system to the next level while avoiding some risks.
Find out how cold your board is Love overclocking in LN2 mode, but have trouble finding out just how cold your board is? Worry no more, with Subzero Sense you can read the system’s temperature even in its coldest subzero degrees temperature.
- by David_W @Nov 29, 2011
Intel® Socket 2011 for 2nd Generation Core™ i7 Processors Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2 * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory Quad Channel Memory Architecture Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. * Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 *1 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode, gray) *1 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Intel® X79 chipset : 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red 4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), black Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller : 2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
Intel®, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Realtek® ALC898 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking Audio Feature : - Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : 8 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board) Intel® X79 chipset : 12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (8 at back panel, black+red, 4 at mid-board)
ROG OC Key - OSD TweakIt - OSD Monitor ROG Connect : - RC Diagram - RC Remote - RC Poster - GPU TweakIt ROG iDirect Extreme Engine Digi+ II : - 8 -phase CPU power design - 3 -phase VCCSA power design - 2 + 2 phase DRAM power design ROG Extreme OC kit : - Subzero Sense - VGA Hotwire - Slow Mode - LN2 Mode - PCIe x16 Lane Switch - Q Reset - EZ Plug ProbeIt UEFI BIOS features : - ROG BIOS Wallpaper - GPU.DIMM Post iROG Extreme Tweaker Loadline Calibration BIOS Flashback USB BIOS Flashback Overclocking Protection : - COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX) - Voltiminder LED II - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
ASUS EPU : - EPU CPU Level Up ASUS Exclusive Features : - MemOK! - Onboard Button : Power/Reset/Clr CMOS (at back IO) ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution : - ASUS Q-Fan Plus - ASUS Fan Xpert ASUS EZ DIY : - ASUS O.C. Profile - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2 - ASUS MyLogo 2 ASUS Q-Design : - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED) - ASUS Q-Slot - ASUS Q-DIMM - ASUS Q-Connector
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s) 1 x Bluetooth module(s) 2 x eSATA 6Gb/s 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s) 4 x USB 3.0 8 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to ROG Connect) 1 x Optical S/PDIF out 5 x Audio jack(s) 1 x Clear CMOS button(s) 1 x ROG Connect On/ Off switch(es) 1 x RC Bluetooth switch(es)
Internal I/O Ports
2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s) 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s) 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s) 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s) 2 x CPU Fan connector(s) 3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) 3 x Optional Fan connector(s) 1 x S/PDIF out header(s) 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s) 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s) 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s) 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP) 1 x System panel(s) 1 x OC Key header(s) 1 x OT header(s) 2 x Subzero Sense connector(s) 1 x Slow Mode switch(es) 7 x ProbeIt Measurement Points 3 x Thermal sensor connector(s) 1 x LN2 Mode header(s) 1 x Q Reset switch(es) 2 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin in white for memory DIMMs; 6-pin in black for PCIe slots) 1 x Power-on button(s) 1 x Reset button(s) 1 x Go Button(s) 1 x BIOS Switch button(s)
I/O Shield 4 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s) 4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) 1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s) 1 x 4-Way SLI bridge(s) 1 x SLI bridge(s) 1 x CrossFire cable(s) 1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1) 1 x ROG Connect cable(s) 1 x ProbeIt cable set(s) 1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s) 1 x OC Key(s) 1 x OC Key cable(s) 1 x X-Socket pad(s)
2 x 64Mb Flash ROMs, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS
WfM2.0, DMI2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support DVD: - Drivers and Applications Kaspersky Anti-Virus ASUS TurboV EVO Utility ASUS PC Probe II ASUS update ASUS AI Suite II ASUS AI Charger+ Daemon Tool Pro Standard ASUS WebStorage
Extended ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 10.7 inch ( 30.5 cm x 27.2 cm )
* This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC. Functions will be available when using PCIe 3.0-compliant devices. Please refer to www.asus.com for update d details.
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I went 3way CFX HD7970s, works without a hitch, having the triple slot solution for all video cards is essential for anyone serious about putting a lot of Video Cards in your build. A lot of boards try to sell the dream about multi-card setups, but this one delivers. Most MB's don't actually have enough power to do anymore than 2 PCIE3.0 slots, its actually a 24pin load issue.. Whereas this MB has extra power ports for PCIE, DRAM and CPU... This is my first RAMPAGE series board, I am a lifer now, will never buy anything else. Also a few different waterblock options out there if you are into water cooling like me.
After having the R3E I knew I needed the R4E as well. Great layout and tons of features. EG, the ability to turn off pcie lanes (rather than removing cards) is great for troubleshooting. EK makes a waterblock to fit this mobo that looks and works great as well.
Overall, my first ROG board seems to be well design from start to finish. But, the removal of my long video card is difficult because the white thing that holds the card are unreachable. With the use of intel CPU 3930k (stock) and a Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 heatsink, it reaches 28 degree celcius and 73 degree celcius with a single nf-p12 fan. Please note that buying a corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9R 1866mhz will likely fit by using such heatsink. Don`t forget to Ai overcloak and use XMP profile in order to use 1866mhz.
I bought this on sale from NCIX and was very pleased with the price. I love the AI suite that it uses although I have already found an error on its software (just a typo error). What more can you ask from this motherboard? It pretty much does everything for you. There's auto overclocking features. (Got my 3.6ghz 3820 to 4.2ghz with cpu levelup). The POST error code readout screen is also really useful to show what things are going wrong during setup of the computer. Dual BIOS also helps out a lot if you screw something up.
This is my fourth ROG mainboard from Asus and it doesn't disappoint. It has every feature a computer nerd could want and I'll be spending the next few weeks delving into all the features it offers.
I was going to wait for ivy but decided that the X79 was more my style. Bought this board and a 3930K. The only real problem I ran into was having to try 4 different kits of ram to work properly on the board. I tried 2 different 16 gig kits of Gskill ripjawz and come corsair before I finally got my current 32 gigs ( 2 x 16 gig kits) of Kingston hyperX KHX1866C9D3K4/16GX. It was the only ram that was recognized right off the bat and had no trouble oc'ing my chip to 3.77GHZ in under 5 minutes. Great board and has everything you could ever need :)
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