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ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Review

ccokeman    -   April 28, 2014
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ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Specifications:

CPU
Intel® Processors
Intel® Core™ i7 Processors for LGA 2011 Socket
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® X79
Memory
8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/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)
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology
Expansion Slots
4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x16 or x16/x8/x16 or x16/x8/x8/x8, black) *1
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Storage
Intel® X79 chipset :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), black
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
ASMedia® ASM1061 controller : *2
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
LAN
Intel® 82579V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Bluetooth
Bluetooth V4.0
Audio
ROG SupremeFX Black 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming
SupremeFX Shielding Technology
Cirrus Logic® CS4398 DAC: 120 dB SNR, -107 dB THD+N (Max. 192 kHz/ 24 -bit)
TI 6120A2 high fidelity headphone amplifier
WIMA® film capacitors
ELNA® premium audio capacitors
High-fidelity audio OP AMP(s)
Differential circuit design
NEC TOKIN UC2 audio relay
Audio Feature :
Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
Sonic Radar
DTS Connect
Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
USB Ports
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : *3
8 x USB 3.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® X79 chipset : *4
10 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)
OC Panel
2.6 " LCM display
EXTREME/NORMAL mode switch
EXTREME Mode for subzero OC benching:*5
- VGA Hotwire
- Subzero Sense
- Slow Mode
- Pause Switch
- VGA SMB header
- ProbeIt
- 4 x 4-pin extra fan connectors
NORMAL Mode for in-chassis usage:*6
- CPU Level Up OC button
- FanSpeed control button
- LCM backlight on/off button
I/O Ports:
- POWER?1 x SATA power connector
- ROG_EXT port?1 x 18-1 pin data connection port
ROG Exclusive Features
8 -phase CPU power design
- 3 -phase VCCSA power design
- 2 + 2 phase DRAM power design
- NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
- 60A Chokes
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
Mem TweakIt
ROG Extreme OC kit :
- Slow Mode
- LN2 Mode
- PCIe x16 Lane Switch
- EZ Plug
ProbeIt
UEFI BIOS features :
- ROG BIOS Print
- GPU.DIMM Post
- Tweakers' Paradise
- ROG SSD Secure Erase
ROG RAMDisk
GameFirst II
iROG
Extreme Tweaker
Loadline Calibration
Overclocking Protection :
- COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
- Voltiminder LED II
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
 
Special Features
 
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization :
- The tuning key perfectly consolidates ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ Power Control, TPU, EPU, and Fan Xpert 2 optimize the digital power setting, system performance, power saving and whole system cooling configuration
CPU Level Up
ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
- Wi-Fi GO! Function: Media Streaming Hub, Smart Motion Control, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer, Capture & Send
- Wi-Fi Engine for network sharing and connection: Client Mode, AP Mode
- Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote for portable Smartphone/Tablet, supporting iOS & Android systems
ROG Connect *7
- RC TweakIt
- RC Diagram
- RC Remote
- RC Poster
Extreme Engine Digi+ III :
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ASUS Exclusive Features :
- TurboV EVO
- USB BIOS Flashback
- MemOK!
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger+
- Onboard Button : Power/Reset/Clr CMOS (at back IO)
- Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- USB 3.0 Boost
- Disk Unlocker
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- ASUS Fan Xpert 2
ASUS EZ DIY :
- DirectKey
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- Multi-language BIOS
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
Overclocking Protection :
- COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
- Voltiminder LED II
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Operating System Support
Windows® 8.1 86x64
Windows® 8 86x64
Windows® 7 86x64
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
6 x USB 3.0 (blue)
4 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 ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS)
Internal I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x TPM header
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT 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) (Q-Connector)
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector(s)
1 x DirectKey Button(s)
1 x DRCT header(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
11 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x LN2 Mode header(s)
1 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin Molex power connector)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x BIOS Switch button(s)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
Accessories
User's manual
I/O Shield
4 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
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 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
1 x X-Socket pad(s)
1 x ROG Magnet
OC Panel Kit:
- 1 x OC Panel(s)
- 1 x OC Panel 5.25-inch bay metal case
- 1 x OC Panel Cable(s)
BIOS
2 x 64Mb UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI5.0a, Multi-Language BIOS,
ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
Manageability
WfM2.0, DMI2.7, WOL by PME, PXE
Support Disc
Drivers
ROG RAMDisk
ROG CPU-Z
ROG Mem TweakIt
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
ASUS WebStorage
ASUS Utilities
Form Factor
Extended ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 10.7 inch ( 30.5 cm x 27.2 cm )

 

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Features:

  •  
  • Intel® Core™ i7 Processors for LGA 2011 socket
  • Intel® X79 Express Chipset
  • OC Panel- Overclocking Command Center
  • Extreme Engine Digi+ III- Hardcore power delivery with premium components
  • SupremeFX Black- Amazing 120dB signal-to-noise ratio with integrated 600ohm-headphone amplifier
  • Subzero Sense- Find out how cold your board is
  • VGA Hotwire- Hotwire your system
  • GameFirst II + Intel LAN- Put Your Frags First
  • Sonic Radar- Scan and detect to dominate
  • RAMDisk- Double up on speed with RAM
  • 4-Way NIVDIA® SLI™ / AMD CrossFireX™ Support
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac/Bluetooth 4.0



 

All information courtesy of ASUS @ https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/RAMPAGE_IV_BLACK_EDITION/overview/




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