ASUS's Republic of Gamers (ROG) Team went through 5 full layout designs to find the best possible 8 DIMM memory layout topology.
Where the ROG Team was working on the five new Z87 boards in the first half on this year, that whole team has focused their efforts on just the x79 Based Rampage IV Black Edition this time around and it shows in the final product!
Though not to be confused with the previous (virtual product) Rampage IV Extreme in black, the official Rampage IV Black Edition is a whole new product you can buy with a full stack of powerful 2013 ROG innovations:
If the Rampage IV Black Edition's Box shows Assassin's Creed on the cover, it includes a full copy of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
Note: This free offer is only available for a limited time.
With it's jaw dropping graphics and incredible gameplay, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will really show off the capabilities of your Gaming Rig built on the foundation of your Rampage IV Black Edition Motherboard.
Get your hands on real-time system monitoring and tweaking in one of two distinctly different Modes: Normal Mode has 5.25" Drive Bay OC Panel that fits securely inside your case, while in Extreme Mode it works as an external console.
For both setups you use the same clear, high quality 2.6" multi-color display that keeps you fully informed and in control of maximum available power. Take advantage of the easy to adjust Clock Rates to change OC Speeds on the fly in real time.
With this power and knowledge, you decide which monitoring and tweaking mode suits your style the best to maximize your Overclocking Performance.
Easy system monitoring and boosting
Install OC Panel in your PC case easily, as it fits any 5.25" drive bay. When used this way, it operates in Normal Mode, perfect for hardcore gaming and standard overclocking. It shows dynamic CPU temps, ratios, base clocks, and fan RPM info. You can also use one-click instant CPU Level Up, which has two speed boost presets. For cooling, select Turbo, Standard, and Silent CPU fan modes as needed.
Overclocking made this easy
OC Panel can be used as an external overclocking console, integrating many overclocker-appreciated hardcore features. These include Subzero Sense, VGA SMB, VGA Hotwire, four 4-pin fan headers, Slow Mode, Pause Switch, and multiple parameter tuning. All settings adjustable real-time and quickly applied through easy-reach control buttons.
Integrated Subzero Sense and VGA Hotwire give you super-cool liquid thermal temp readings and field access to streamlined hardware-level GPU overvolting right on the 2.6" display. Easily read current values and set targets on-the-fly, so power comes easy!
Works in just a few steps
In either Normal or Extreme Modes, this powerful OC Panel is super-easy to install. Start enjoying its amazing capabilities with a few simple steps.
With a new Rampage IV Black Edition pushing the Intel Core i7 4970X to 6GHz and DDR3 to 2,666MHz, while packing four new R9 290X graphics cards in CrossFireX at 1,435MHz core, 1650MHz (6,600MHz effective) memory, Russian overclocker Smoke, smashed the 3DMark 11 Performance record by nearly 2,000 points to 41,531!
Designed with insight and advice from worldwide overclocking legends, built using industry-leading ROG R&D expertise, this Black Edition Motherboard packs the monitoring and tweaking of OC Panel and tons of overclocking features that take performance beyond.
The Republic of Gamers consists only the best of the best. They offer the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovating ideas, and they seek the best gamers to join them.
The Republic of Gamers has no mercy rules; bragging rights are everything. They believe in making statements with Win Ratios and they excel in competitions.
If your character matches theirs, join the elite club and make your presence felt in the Republic of Gamers.
This motherboard supports Intel® 4th generation processors in the LGA2011 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 4-channel (8 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 4 PCI-E x16 Slots. This provides great CPU and Graphics performance.
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.
SupremeFX Advanced is featured only on the most premium ROG gaming motherboards, including the Rampage IV Black Edition as it includes all the ROG sound innovations to date.
SupremeFX Shielding + EMI cover
ROG's unique shielding technology protects the audio purity from electromagnetic interference (EMI) both horizontally and vertically.
The shielding physically isolates the printed-circuit board (PCB) between the analogue audio and the digital signals across the board, reducing potential horizontal interference. The vulnerable audio signals are hidden in separated PCB grounding from the rest main board, avoiding vertical EMI interference. A stainless-steel cover provides EMI isolation to the audio integrated circuit (IC), ensuring audio purity.
Premium ELNA® audio capacitors
High-quality caps provide warm, natural sounds with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
Differential circuit design with operational amplifiers (op-amp)
Delivers ultra-low distortion, low noise and a high-slew-rate for lossless audio output.
Advanced differential signaling design
Sets the audio signals in opposite phases to eliminate noise interference, delivering only the purest sounds.
Top-quality WIMA® film capacitors
German-designed caps boost very high- and low-frequency sounds, bringing to life gunshots, explosions and engine noise.
Class-leading 120dB digital / analog converter
Renowned Cirrus Logic® CS4398 DAC provides brilliant 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).
Hi-Fi-level 600ohm headphone amplifier
Powerful TPA6120A2 amp designed by Texas Instruments® to drive the very highest-quality headphones.
In Game Sound Visualization Overlay
Dedicated to FPS gamers, Sonic Radar is a stealthy overlay that shows you what opponents and teammates are up to. Gunshots, footsteps, and call-outs appear with precise directioning via the on-screen radar. Includes a hotkey that allows you to switch sound detection focus for specific effects within games, and intuitive settings that provide greater gaming experiences:
ROG engineers have reshaped Extreme Engine Digi+ III with Impact Power with a vertical design, so now you can benefit from precise power management and stable overclocking on mini-ITX – you get same best-quality components and vaunted overvolting and overclocking flexibility you expect from any ROG motherboard.
Simple plug and press hardware-based BIOS flashing
Hardware-level USB BIOS Flashback allows users to update to new UEFI BIOS versions even without a CPU or DRAM installed. Just plug in a USB flash drive containing the BIOS file and press the BIOS Flashback button for 3 seconds with the power supply connected. Hassle-free updating for ultimate convenience!
Get the extreme wireless Gaming performance you need with the integrated dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11ac, powered by the ASUS-exclusive Wi-Fi GO Utility! Take advantage of faster Wireless Speeds and the resulting reduced Latencies.
A feature requested by extreme overclockers, but useful for everyone; the ROG logo now actively pulses during your BIOS travels, clearly indicating that your system is still working just fine!
Last Modified Log
If you've ever spent a considerable amount of time in the BIOS before, you'll know its easy to forget the changes made deep in the sub-menus. At any time the Last Modified Log can be called on to review the changed made.
Also, before the muscle memory hits F10-Enter, now the 'Last Modified Log' will appear detailing every change made so you can review it before confirming the changes.
Now you can add custom functions to the F3 favorites menu by pressing F4 or right clicking on the mouse, in order to access them quickly every time you enter the BIOS.
Create notes so you can track your tweaking progress between restarts.
F12 BIOS snapshot
Hit the F12 button at anytime to record a snapshot of current screen in the UEFI BIOS. This allows easy sharing of settings with friends in discussion forums and online communities.
Hit the F3 button at anytime to popup a shortcut menu to the most popular enthusiast settings.
With 4-8 memory and up to 4 PCI-Express slots it can be difficult and time consuming to single out a problematic DIMM or graphics card. The GPU.DIMM Post section clearly shows exactly which graphics cards and memory DIMMs are detected and working correctly, and which are not, meaning you can easily identify and swap out problem parts. This function has been updated for 2013 motherboards.
Recover lost performance and get your speed back! SSD performance degrades with time due to overwrite action. ROG is the world's first motherboard brand to integrate SSD Secure Erase into UEFI BIOS for better compatibility and easier use, offering the best removal method to completely delete all data on an SSD to recover lost performance and restore factory speeds.
CPU Level Up
Let the motherboard upgrade your CPU performance to get the same performance as a new CPU purchase, at the touch of a button.
|CPU Support||LGA2011 Socket for 2nd Gen Intel® i7 Ivy Bridge-E CPUs|
|Memory||Quad Channel Memory Architecture, 8x DIMM, 64GB Max, 2800(oc), 2666(oc), 2400(oc), 2133(oc), 1866, 1600, 1333 & 1066MHz|
|Multi-GPU Support||Up to 4-Way / Quad GPU SLI® or CrossfireX™|
|Expansion Slots||4x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots
Configures as x16, x16/x16, x16/x8/x16 or x16/x8/x8/x8
2x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots
|Storage||6x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology
4x SATA 3.0Gb/s ports
2x E-SATA 6.0 Gb/s External Ports
|LAN||1x Intel® I217V Gigabit LAN Controller|
|Wireless Support||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz|
|Audio||SupremeFX Advanced w/ 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Supports up to 120dBA Signal to Noise Ratio
|USB||6x USB 3.0, 2.0 ports at back panel
2x USB 3.0, 2.0 ports at mid-board
6x USB 2.0, 1.1 ports at mid-board
3x USB 2.0, 1.1 ports at back panel
1x Shared with ROG Connect
|Back Panel I/O Ports||2x E-SATA 6Gbps Ports
2x Wi-Fi Antenna Ports
1x Combo PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse Port
1x LAN (RJ45) port
6x USB 3.0 (blue)
4x USB 2.0
1x Optical S/PDIF out
5x Audio jacks
|Internal I/O Connectors||1x USB 3.0 connector supports 2 USB 3.0 ports
3x USB 2.0 connector supports 6 USB 2.0 ports
1x TPM connector
6x SATA III 6Gbps connectors
4x SATA II 3Gbps connectors
2x CPU Fan connector
3x Chassis Fan connectors
3x Optional Fan connectors
1x 4-pin ATX 12 V Power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12 V Power connector
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x Front Panel audio connector (AAFP)
1x System Panel connector
3x Thermal Sensor connectors
11x ProbeIt Measurement Points
1x Power-on button
1x Reset button
1x LN2 Mode jumper
1x Slow Mode switch
1x DirectKey button
1x DRCT (DirectKey) header 1x EZ Plug connector (4-pin Molex Power) 1x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
1x MemOK! button
1x BIOS Switch button
1x SPDIF_Out header
|BIOS||2x 64Mb UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI5.0a Multi-Language BIOS|
|Special Features||ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4 w/ 4-Way Optimization:
- The tuning key perfectly consolidates ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ Power Control, TPU, EPU, and Fan Xpert 2 that optimize the digital power settings, system performance, power savings and whole system cooling configuration
ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
- Wi-Fi GO! Function:
Cloud GO!, Media Streaming Hub, Smart Sensor Control, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer, Capture & Send - Wi-Fi Engine for network sharing and connection: Client Mode, AP Mode
ASUS Exclusive Features:
- USB BIOS Flashback
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger+
- USB Charger+
- USB 3.0 Boost
- Disk Unlocker
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-Connector
Overclocking Protection :
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
- COP EX (Component Overheat Protection-EX)
CPU Level Up
|ROG Exclusive Features||SupremeFX Impact
mPCIe Combo II (mPCIe/M.2 combo card)
- 8 + 2 phase power design
- 60A BlackWing Chokes
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
Overclocking Protection -COP EX (Component Overheat Protection-EX) -ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
UEFI BIOS features:
- ROG BIOS Print
- GPU.DIMM Post
- Tweakers' Paradise
- ROG SSD Secure Erase
|Form Factor||Extended ATX Form Factor: 305 x 270mm (12.0 x 10.7")|