ASUS Republic of Gamers and X79 ROG Review – Rampage IV Gene, Formula and Extreme
3 August 2012
Conclusion: Republic Of Gamers as a Brand The first stage in cementing yourself as a motherboard manufacturer is getting the brand name out into the wild with positive feedback. Next is to drive up volume. When you are in a strong position, you can experiment.
Summary: ROG Motherboards are highly regarded in the enthusiast world due in part to the loyalty of their fans, included features and availability. Availability is always important since it doesn't do much good to have a great motherboard if you can't acquire one.
Pros: Red and Black Color Scheme, PCI Express Disable Switches, Excellent UEFI Support, Auto Features in UEFI are truly Automagical, OC Key and ROG Connect, Flexible PCI Express Layout, Actively Cooled Motherboard Heatsinks
Excerpt: The ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Intel X79 motherboard is the latest in a long line of ASUS Rampage Republic of Gamers motherboards. The original ASUS Rampage Extreme dates back to the days of the Intel X48 chipset and Intel Core 2 processors.
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Motherboard Review
19 December 2011
Summary: ASUS expands its ROG line once again to include offerings based on Intel’s latest X79 chipset and support for the new Sandy Bridge-E processors. The ASUS Rampage IV Extreme comes from a long line of Rampage motherboards most of which have been excellent products.
Conclusion: After spending a lot of time with the Rampage IV, every single time I had a chance to work with it I would find something else that impressed me. Even in this review there is no way I can go into detail with every feature of the board. Asus really hit the ball out of the park with this one.
Conclusion: Most of the extra power and features on offer with the Rampage IV Extreme will only be used by a handful of enthusiasts who dabble with exotic forms of cooling. As our test cooler was only able to handle a vcore of 1.4V and a CPU frequency of 4.7GHz, we barely scratched the surface of what the...
Conclusion: When receiving the Rampage IV Extreme in for review we really did not expect what we were getting ourselves into. This board has more features than we could cover in detail here, and the polish to make them all work well in unison.
Conclusion: You may have noticed a pattern throughout our testing and I’m not referring to the results, but more to the boards in question. If you hadn’t already noticed, they are all Republic of Gamers based motherboards from Asus and there is a very good reason as to why, actually, make that two reasons.
Summary: When a product is so complicated and stuffed with features like the R4E it really is getting harder and harder to cover anything and everything in a review. We do hope you have gotten a good idea what the Rampage IV Extreme is all about.