ASUS Announces X79 Rampage IV Black Edition at OC Main Event

Subject: Motherboards | September 10, 2013 - 09:15 PM |
Tagged: x79, rampage iv black edition, asus

Tonight at the OC Main Event sponsored by ASUS, Intel and Corsair, a new X79 motherboard was announced.  The ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition is being called "bullet proof" by some ASUS personnel I spoke with and should be one of the (if not THE) best X79 platform for Ivy Bridge-E processors available.

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ASUS takes a lot of pride in its motherboard development and they claim to have put 5x as many hours into developing the intricacies of things like memory traces compared to previous X79 offerings.  Over 500 engineering samples of the Black Edition were made prior to finalization and more than 10,000 man hours were put into the design.

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The Rampage IV Black Edition combines features of the Formula series with those of the Extreme boards to really make the ultimate flagship offering.  Things the advanced audio layout for gamers as well as the perfected overclocking capability will make this motherboard impressive, but also pretty damned expensive. 

I was told that unlike the previous Black Edition this motherboard is not a limited edition and will run until the market demands otherwise.

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Keep an eye out for news from the OC Main Event as ASUS has some plans for these overclocking records...


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September 10, 2013 | 09:35 PM - Posted by tabuburn (not verified)

I'm here playing with my wallet and eyeing every shop and getting it the moment it pops up.

September 10, 2013 | 10:22 PM - Posted by OBoggins (not verified)

I want this more than I want a Ivy Bridge-E CPU

September 10, 2013 | 11:44 PM - Posted by Mark Strong

Can hardly wait for some solid numbers to be crunched on this board to see how it stacks up. If it lives up to what it should be then this would be an obvious choice for anyone who is going to be utilizing the Ivy Bridge-E CPU extreme edition.

September 11, 2013 | 12:54 AM - Posted by Thedarklord

I wonder if Asus is revising their X79 Sabertooth? Would be very cool to see that one get some updated features!

September 11, 2013 | 04:20 PM - Posted by PapaDragon

I knew Asus would have something big to go along the Ivy Bridge-E Launch. Thats definitely a Bad Ass looking board with lots a great features. Looking forward to the review.

September 17, 2013 | 11:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Any idea on the expected price on this? MUUUST OOOOWN OOONE!!

October 10, 2013 | 09:26 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

$500 from NCIX

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