ASUS ROG Rampage IV Formula Motherboard Overview

ASUS ROG Rampage IV Formula Motherboard Overview

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  • ASUS ROG Rampage IV Formula Motherboard Overview

Asus announced, in a press release on the 24 Nov 2011, ROG Rampage IV Formula Motherboard, the Latest Intel® X79 based motherboard featuring the latest SupremeFX III™ audio, Intel® Gigabit Ethernet with GameFirst for a powerful gaming performance

ASUS Releases Republic of Gamers Rampage IV Formula Motherboard

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With the success of the Rampage III Black Edition, ROG has unveiled the next generation of gamer centric motherboards, the Rampage IV Formula and Rampage IV Formula/Battlefield 3 bundle; formulated to provide the best gaming experience possible. The Rampage IV Formula series features the new Intel® X79 chipset along with an exclusive audio and LAN gaming solution– the SupremeFX III™ and Intel® Gigabit Ethernet with GameFirst technology, all designed to give users the fastest and most immersive gameplay ever. 4-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™ are also supported for maximized graphics performance and overclocking unrivaled by other gaming motherboards*. As an added bonus, specially marked boxes of the Rampage IV Formula come bundled with a full version of EA™ Game’s latest award winning first person shooter, Battlefield 3™.

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Supreme audio
Audio onboard the Rampage IV Formula is powered by the new SupremeFX III™ audio engine, featuring 8-channel HD surround sound equipped with a carefully selected 1500uF capacitor setup to provide clean, ripple-free audio power that is perfect for producing enveloping gaming environments. A metallic EMI cover, special layout design on the PCB and advanced SupremeFX Shielding™ technology isolates analog audio signals from any potential interference for exceptional clarity and high fidelity, while gold-plated 3.5mm jacks ensure rich notes reach gamers ears with minimal distortion. As a result, a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 110dB was achieved during testing, yielding almost lossless audio. Audio industry standards such as EAX® Advanced HD 5.0, Creative® ALchemy and THX® TruStudio™ PRO are also supported, so the same great audio experiences found in live performances, films and recording studios are reproduced faithfully right on the PC. When bundled with the Sound Blaster® X-Fi MB2 suite, the SupremeFX III™ is the perfect choice to provide an exceptional gaming experience with realistic sound effects.

4-way NVIDIA® SLI™, AMD CrossFireX™ and Intel® Gigabit LAN
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To go along with an excellent audio solution, the Rampage IV Formula also gives gamers the best choice when it comes to support for multiple graphics cards. With enough space to support up to 4-way NVIDIA® SLI™ and AMD CrossFireX™ configurations, gamers have the ultimate choice in what GPU vendor powers their high-end graphics setup for the next generation of games.

For the smoothest online gameplay, the Rampage IV Formula is equipped with Intel® Gigabit Ethernet optimized with ROG GameFirst technology for lightning fast connectivity. GameFirst technology intelligently optimizes network traffic to ensure that gaming data is prioritized, even when downloading or streaming other content on the same computer.

Features that save
The Rampage IV Formula features the new Extreme Engine DIGI+ II with 10K Black Metallic Capacitors that enables gamers to push systems to their maximum, yet remains reliably stable to ensure they don’t miss any action when gaming. Another innovative feature is the X-Socket™, which enables users to swap out the CPU bracket around a LGA2011 board with one that is designed for an LGA1366 cooler. For gamers who are upgrading from a previous generation X58 motherboard, this can save them quite a bit of money, as higher end heatsink and cooling solutions can be an expensive repurchase.

Battlefield 3 Bundle
Bundled with specially marked versions of the Rampage IV Formula is a full version of EA™ Game’s newest first person shooter, Battlefield 3™. Users can engage in all-out vehicle warfare with Battlefield 3’s award-winning multiplayer on vast maps, or team up with a friend in a unique co-op campaign. Add to this an intense single player campaign and you have the most expansive shooter yet in the series. With over 60 industry awards, Battlefield 3™ is the most anticipated first person shooter of the year.

* 4-way SLI Bridge purchased separately

Rampage IV Extreme Overview

The most powerful X79 board with Battelfield 3 bundled has arrived!
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  • 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket
  • Intel® X79 Express Chipset
  • X-Socket - Get more life out of your LGA1366 CPU coolers
  • OC Key - The key to real time monitoring and overclocking!
  • Subzero Sense - Find out how cold your board is
  • VGA Hotwire - Hotwire your system

The Rampage IV Extreme/Battelfield3 aims to fulfill PC enthusiasts’ needs towards superior performance.

The Rampage IV Extreme/Battlefield3 motherboard supports the latest LGA 2011 socket for 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 and Extreme Edition Processors, and it ships with some truly revolutionary advanced features. New is the OC Key, a dongle device that allows you to monitor and adjust system settings in real-time, even while in-game without any extra software needed while the X-Socket feature allows you to keep using a LGA 1366 CPU cooler on a X79 Rampage IV Extreme/Battelfiled3 motherboard, saving you your hard earned cash. Tactical video support is available for 4-Way SLI and CrossFireX, which helps drive home the smoothest gaming experience. With great performance excellence, it’s time to dominate the Battlefield

The Choice of Champions
The Republic of Gamers consists only the best of the best. We offer the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovating ideas, and we welcome the best gamers to join in.

In the Republic of Gamers, mercy rules are only for the weak, and bragging rights means everything. We believe in making statements and we excel in competitions. If your character matches our trait, then join the elite club, make your presence felt, in the Republic of Gamers.
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CPUIntel® Socket 2011 for 2nd Generation Core™ i7 Processors
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2
* Refer to for CPU support list
ChipsetIntel® X79
Memory8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 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)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Multi-GPU SupportSupports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology
Expansion Slots4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 *1
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode, gray) *1
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
StorageIntel® X79 chipset :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), black
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller :
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
LANIntel®, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
BluetoothBluetooth V2.1+EDR
AudioRealtek® ALC898 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
USB PortsASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
8 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
Intel® X79 chipset :
12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (8 at back panel, black+red, 4 at mid-board)
Overclocking FeaturesROG OC Key
- OSD TweakIt
- OSD Monitor
ROG Connect :
- RC Diagram
- RC Remote
- RC Poster
- GPU TweakIt
ROG iDirect
Extreme Engine Digi+ II :
- 8 -phase CPU power design
- 3 -phase VCCSA power design
- 2 + 2 phase DRAM power design
ROG Extreme OC kit :
- Subzero Sense
- VGA Hotwire
- Slow Mode
- LN2 Mode
- PCIe x16 Lane Switch
- Q Reset
- EZ Plug
UEFI BIOS features :
- ROG BIOS Wallpaper
Extreme Tweaker
Loadline Calibration
BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback
Overclocking Protection :
- COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
- Voltiminder LED II
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special FeaturesASUS EPU :
CPU Level Up
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- MemOK!
- Onboard Button : Power/Reset/Clr CMOS (at back IO)
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- ASUS Q-Fan Plus
- ASUS Fan Xpert
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-Connector
Back I/O Ports1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x Bluetooth module(s)
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.0
8 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 RC Bluetooth switch(es)
Internal I/O Ports2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
2 x CPU 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)
1 x OC Key header(s)
1 x OT header(s)
2 x Subzero Sense connector(s)
1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
7 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x LN2 Mode header(s)
1 x Q Reset switch(es)
2 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin in white for memory DIMMs; 6-pin in black for PCIe slots)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x Go Button(s)
1 x BIOS Switch button(s)
AccessoriesI/O Shield
4 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x 4-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x SLI bridge(s)
1 x CrossFire cable(s)
1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
1 x ROG Connect cable(s)
1 x ProbeIt cable set(s)
1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
1 x OC Key(s)
1 x OC Key cable(s)
1 x X-Socket pad(s)
1 x BATTLEFIELD 3 Key Code(s)
1 x BATTLEFIELD 3 Lanyard(s)
BIOS2 x 64Mb Flash ROMs, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS
ManageabilityWfM2.0, DMI2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support DiscSupport DVD:
- Drivers and Applications
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
ASUS TurboV EVO Utility
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Charger+
Daemon Tool Pro Standard
ASUS WebStorage
Form FactorExtended ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 10.7 inch ( 30.5 cm x 27.2 cm )
Note* This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC. Functions will be available when using PCIe 3.0-compliant devices. Please refer to for updated details.

CPU Support List

The following table shows the supported CPUs for the Rampage IV Extreme  motherboard

CPU Since PCB Since BIOS Note
Core i7-3930K (3.2G,L3:12M,6C,HT,rev.C1) ALL
Core i7-3960X (3.3G,L3:15M,6C,HT,rev.C1) ALL

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