Asus ROG Rampage IV Black Edition X79 Motherboard Now Available – See Specs, Price and Where to Buy

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Asus Republic of Gamers recently announced the availability of the latest Asus ROG Rampage IV Black Edition X79 motherboard, based on Intel X79 Express chipset with socket LGA 2011, and is designed to unleash the full potential of Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge-E processors. This is actually an upgraded or improved version of the ROG Rampage IV X79 motherboard, making it easier to do extreme overclocking, pushing the limits of your hardware. The ROG Rampage IV Black Edition features a dedicated OC Panel that serves as an OC Command Center, Extreme Engine Digi+ III, SupremeFX Black, Subzero Sense temperature monitoring, VGA Hotwire, GameFirst II + Intel LAN, Sonic Radar, RAMDisk, built-in WiFi 802.11ac with Bluetooth 4.0, fully supports 4-way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrosssFireX and many more. This is truly a monster motherboard that I can consider as one of the dream-motherboards of every PC Enthusiasts, Overclockers and PC Gamers. Check out the rest of the details below, specifications, price as well as where you can buy one.

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Asus ROG Rampage IV Black Edition Features

ASUS designed the ROG Rampage IV Black Edition for those who demand the ultimate feature set. It includes the OC Panel, a real-time system-monitoring and tuning console that is great for gamers and a huge advantage for overclockers. It can be mounted internally for everyday monitoring of temperatures, base clock and fan speeds while also offering one-click CPU Level Up for an instant speed boost. Externally, it can be used to monitor and control multiple parameters in real-time via onboard buttons. Extreme overclocking has never been easier.

Prior to becoming widely available, world-class overclockers have already demonstrated the Rampage IV Black Edition’s record-breaking capabilities as it currently holds chart-topping scores in top benchmarks and numerous other world records on the X79 platform.

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In order to be able to push the limits, ROG engineers combined thoughtful design with superior quality components. The Rampage IV Black Edition’s Extreme Engine DIGI+ III voltage-regulator module (VRM) provides highly precise and stable power delivery by employing NexFET MOSFETs, 60A (amp) chokes and high-endurance Japanese-made 10K black metallic capacitors. The motherboard’s black-themed heat-sink is exclusively and cleverly integrated with the MOSFET area to extend to the input/output (I/O) cover for even better cooling and stability.

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Built-in SupremeFX Black technology provides sound quality that is on par with high-end dedicated sound cards. Premium components such as ELNA audio capacitors and German-made WIMA film capacitors deliver impeccable clarity, while high-fidelity op-amps (operational amplifiers) and a Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC (digital/analog converter) deliver lossless audio and a brilliant 120dB SNR (signal-to-noise ratio).

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ROG’s Sonic Radar on-screen overlay provides fans of first-person shooter (FPS) games with an ear to the ground, as it displays the precise direction and origin of in-game sounds such as gunshots, footsteps and call-outs – giving ROG gamers a leg-up when trying to pinpoint the enemy.

Ultra-fast Intel Gigabit Ethernet with ROG’s GameFirst II utility optimizes network traffic to keep latency to a minimum and reduce all-important ping times. The ROG RAMDisk utility allows up to 80% of a computer’s available RAM to be used as a high-speed virtual drive – lending a strong performance boost to many modern games that regularly read or write data during gameplay.

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Asus ROG Rampage IV Black Edition Specifications

Form FactorExtended ATX
Dimensions12 x 10.7 inches
ProcessorIntel® Processors
Intel® Core™ i7 Processors for LGA 2011 Socket
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
ChipsetIntel® X79
Memory8 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)
Multi-GPU SupportSupports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology
Expansion Slots4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x16 or x16/x8/x16 or x16/x8/x8/x8, black)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Storage DevicesSATA 3Gb/s 4x
SATA 6Gb/s 6x (2 by Intel X79 chipset,4 by ASMedia controller)
SATA RAID 0/1/5/10
AudioROG SupremeFX
8 Channels
ConnectivityLAN Chipset - Intel
Max LAN Speed - 10/100/1000Mbps
Wireless LAN - Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth v4.0
Rear I/O Ports1 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 Ports1 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)
FeaturesROG Exclusive Features
ROG Extreme OC kit
-Slow Mode
-LN2 Mode
-PCIe x16 Lane switch
-EZ Plug
ROG Connect
- RC Poster
- RC Remote
- RC Diagram
ROG Extreme Engine Digi+ III
-8 phase CPU power
-3 phase VCCSA power
-2+2 phase DRAM power
-NexFET Power Block MOSFET
-60A BlackWing Chokes
-10K Black Metallic Capacitors
UEFI BIOS features
-ROG BIOS Print
-GPU.DIMM Post
-Extreme Tweaker
-Tweakers' Paradise
-ROG SSD Secure Erase
-O.C. Profile
-ROG Pulse
CPU Level Up
ProbeIt
ROG RAMDisk
Special Features
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4
-4-Way Optimization Tuning Key, consolidating DIGI+ Power Control, TPU, EPU, and Fan Xpert 2
ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
Overclocking Protection
-COP EX (Component Overheat Protection-EX)
-ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
ASUS Exclusive Features
-MemOK!
-Onboard Switches: Power/Reset/Clr CMOS (at rear)
-AI Suite 3
-USB 3.0 Boost
-USB Charger+
-AI Charger+
-Disk Unlocker
ASUS EZ DIY
-USB BIOS Flashback
-ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
-ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Q-Design
-ASUS Q-Code
-ASUS Q-Shield
-ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
-ASUS Q-Slot
-ASUS Q-DIMM
-ASUS Q-Connector
BIOS Features
-2 x 64Mb UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI5.0a Multi-Language BIOS
Package ContentsASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Motherborad
User's manual
I/O Shield
OC Panel Kit
- 1 x OC Panel
- 1 x OC Panel 5.25-inch bay metal case
- 1 x OC Panel cable
- 1 set of screws
1 x 2T2R dual-band Wi-Fi moving antennas
1 x ROG Magnet
1 x ROG Connect cable
1 x 3-Way SLI bridge
1 x 4-Way SLI bridge
1 x SLI cable
1 x CrossFire cable
1 x 2-in-1 ASUS Q-Connector Kit
2 x 2-in-1 SATA 3Gb/s signal cables
3 x 2-in-1 SATA 6Gb/s signal cables
1 x 12-in-1 ROG Cable label
1 x X-Socket pad
OC Panel2.6 " 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

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Price and Where to Buy

buy-nowThe Asus ROG Rampage IV Black Edition is expected to start shipping by November 19, 2013. But you can order one now on Newegg here for $499.99 USD. Every Rampage IV Black Edition includes a free copy of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, allowing gamers to take advantage of premium ROG hardware and software features right out of the box.

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