IDF13: ASUS Unleashes the ROG Rampage IV Black Edition Motherboard For Ivy Bridge-E Processors

IDF13: ASUS Unleashes the ROG Rampage IV Black Edition Motherboard For Ivy Bridge-E Processors

At IDF13, ASUS unleashed
their latest Rampage IV Black Edition motherboard featuring the X79
chipset and LGA 2011 socket to support Intel’s latest Ivy bridge-E processors.

ASUS Unleashes the ROG Rampage IV Black Edition Board

The ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition is a top of the line motherboard
featuring a powerful DIGI+ III VRM to offer enhanced overclocking
experience and stability to
users. The design of the board is absolutely fantastic with a black
color theme with strikes of red. The motherboard falls under the ASUS
ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand
and combines vast amount of features from the Formula lineup such as
high quality Supreme-FX Audio and gaming LAN ports.

There are a total of 8 DDR3 DIMM slots
on the motherboard which would be able to support overclocked memory of
upto 2400 MHz (OC+) in 128 GB capacity. There are a large set of
heatsink incorporated along the PWM, power area and PCH X79 chipset
which cool them off under load. Power is supplied through 8 + 4 PIN connectors and a 24-PIN ATX connector on the side of the board. Storage includes 12 SATA Gbps ports while I/O includes 8 USB 3.0 port, 6 USB 2.0 ports, PS/2 port, Reset, ASUS link button, E-SATA, Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and a 8.1 Channel audio jack
that is powered by ASUS’s Supreme FX that that includes RedLine
physical PCB separation and audio isolation, large 1500uF ‘buffer’
capacitor, EMI aluminum cap and gold plated audio jacks.

Expansion slots include four PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots and two PCI-e 3.0 x1
slots. The motherboard offers multi-GPU functionality with NVIDIA SLI
and AMD CrossFireX GPUs. There are a few swtiches here and there to make
work for overclockers easy such as a Debug LED that is located on the
top of the board rather than the bottom, start and reset switches and
Dual BIOS which comes handy when failure to boot during overclocks. ASUS
did not mention the pricing for the board but its expected to go on
retail shortly.

ASUS ROG Rampage IV Black Edition Specs:

  • Ivy Bridge-E optimized design
  • The only ROG with an all-black color-scheme.
  • SupremeFX Formula [2013] with WIMA and ELNA capacitors, OpAmp headphone amplifier and 120dB SNR.
  • Sonic Radar software
  • Extreme Engine DIGI+ III (VRM design)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • 12 SATA [8 SATA 6Gbps]
  • 8 USB 3.0
  • USB BIOS Flashback
  • 2013 UEFI updates, including Secure Erase, Last Modified Log, Quick Note and ROG Pulse

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Side_1 ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Side_2
This article originally appeared on WCCFTech (Link)

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