Thursday, April 4th 2013

ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme Black Pictured

ASUS is working on a variant of its ROG Rampage IV Extreme motherboard for people who've had enough with the red+black color scheme. The Rampage IV Extreme Black, as the name suggests, dons a largely black appearance, with hints of dark-gray; use of red is reduced to a minimum. Components like alternate DIMM and PCIe slots use shades of gray to contrast black. It is otherwise identical to the original. The Black variant could be ASUS' competitive offering to EVGA X79 Black. Based on Intel X79 Express chipset, the ROG Rampage IV Extreme Black supports Core i7 processors in the LGA2011 package, up to 64 GB of quad-channel DDR3 memory, four-way SLI/CrossFire, and a suite of overclocker-friendly features. There's no word on pricing or availability.

Source: Cowcotland
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27 Comments on ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme Black Pictured

#1
radrok
I hope they will release a black edition altogether with the regular one when the RVE is out.
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#2
t77snapshot
Sweet looking board with excellent features! but I have something against those tiny fans for chipset cooling, I think there are unnecessary, loud and do not have a long life span. I am glad most boards today don't use them anymore.
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#3
Dj-ElectriC
Alright... This is not fair in any way. It looks like a wicked hybrid between ROG and TUF color schemes
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#4
radrok
by: t77snapshot
Sweet looking board with excellent features! but I have something against those tiny fans for chipset cooling, I think there are unnecessary, loud and do not have a long life span. I am glad most boards today don't use them anymore.
I kept it disabled before I installed my fullcover, didn't change anything.

The real deal is on the VRM, this board throttles like mad when pushing over 1.5v if you are not watercooled.
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#5
Dj-ElectriC
I'm sorry but if you have a freaking six-core at 1.5V and you're not using WC, at least, you must live in antartica.
My 3960X goes ape shit at 1.32V with the H100
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#6
radrok
Yeah I've found the sweet spot at 1.45v, anything over and you basically deal with an oven, even on water :)
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#8
radrok
by: kinc
I want to clarify that ROG Rampage IV Extreme Black are only made in a very small qty (can be counted on one hand) for a special project. They will not go on sale.

Reference: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=519419324781269&set=a.300928356630368.72089.295429160513621&type=1&theater
Thanks for the clarification :toast:

I can forgive you for not making the Rampage black available but you must offer it on the next Rampage (five) iteration :p



;) :toast:
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#9
rpsgc
I am not a fan of that fan.
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#11
15th Warlock
Nice looking, altough I wouldn't trade my RIVE, the black and red motif goes really well with my blood red coolant :cool:

by: t77snapshot
Sweet looking board with excellent features! but I have something against those tiny fans for chipset cooling, I think there are unnecessary, loud and do not have a long life span. I am glad most boards today don't use them anymore.
by: rpsgc
I am not a fan of that fan.
Have you people heard this board when it's on? I cannot give an exact spec in terms of dB, but I can tell you from personal experience, the fan is almost silent, helps keep the chipset cool, specially with four cards installed as passive airflow in this area is basically zero (from personal experience), and as we all know, any electronic component that's cooler will last longer.

As for the fan's life span, mine is still rocking after a year, and *even* if it were to fail during its expected life span, the chipset still has a massive heatsink, so either way it's a win/win

by: tastegw
If that's true, why even tell the public about it, seems like seeking a knee jerk reaction on purpose.
Why keep it secret? The Lamborghini Veneno is an extremely exclusive and limited edition car that will be manufactured in very limited quantities, and yet, I can enjoy seeing pictures of it and dreaming about driving one, even though the chances of that ever happening are zero... Would you criticize Lamborghini for even acknowledging the existence of that car? Of course not... then why criticize Asus? :confused: :wtf:
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#12
WaroDaBeast
So, anywaaay... If they changed the color scheme because people were fed up with the black & red configuration...



... does that mean this motherboard is black by popular demand? :B
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#13
badtaylorx
by: tastegw
If that's true, why even tell the public about it, seems like seeking a knee jerk reaction on purpose.
market determination


by: WaroDaBeast
So, anywaaay... If they changed the color scheme because people were fed up with the black & red configuration...



... does that mean this motherboard is black by popular demand? :B
:laugh::laugh::laugh:
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#14
Sinzia
I'd buy it, red is not one of my favorite colors.
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#15
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: kinc
They will not go on sale.
Too bad. :(They look amazing, and clearly by the responses here everyone agrees on that.


New ROG color branding for the future, perhaps?


:p
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#16
GC_PaNzerFIN
Tbh I prefer the red one. This looks a bit too plain and boring. I also hate the fan.

The red RIVF on the other hand...



:eek:
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#17
radrok
by: cadaveca
New ROG color branding for the future, perhaps?
All black would rock it fits with everything.
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#18
Jorge
I think it's funny that people actually care what color the mobo is. Do they carry the mobo around so they can admire it all day long or take it to school or do they place it on a mantel so they can view it all day long???? :) Come on people it's a frigging mobo.
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#19
ensabrenoir
by: Jorge
I think it's funny that people actually care what color the mobo is. Do they carry the mobo around so they can admire it all day long or take it to school or do they place it on a mantel so they can view it all day long???? :) Come on people it's a frigging mobo.
........Couple pictures in my wallet and. Phone actually..........
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#20
radrok
by: Jorge
I think it's funny that people actually care what color the mobo is. Do they carry the mobo around so they can admire it all day long or take it to school or do they place it on a mantel so they can view it all day long???? :) Come on people it's a frigging mobo.
You really want to start this argument on a tech enthusiasts forum? :wtf:

My pc is on an open air case and believe me, the sight of RIVE + dual Titan is like watching a supermodel to me :p
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#21
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Jorge
I think it's funny that people actually care what color the mobo is. Do they carry the mobo around so they can admire it all day long or take it to school or do they place it on a mantel so they can view it all day long???? :) Come on people it's a frigging mobo.
I like the inside of my chassis to not look like someone vomited up the rainbow. I like colors to be consistent because I do have a clear side panel on it and I do (to some extent,) care about how it looks. Granted I won't complain if I have some green or black to put with a blue, but if the inside of my case is black, white, blue, red, purple, and orange, it would look pretty messed up (not in a good way imho).
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#22
Animalpak
by: radrok
All black would rock it fits with everything.
Hope to see with Haswell :rockout:
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#23
Live OR Die
by: rpsgc
I am not a fan of that fan.
I cant even see my fan my GPUs cover it :laugh:
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#24
LAN_deRf_HA
All this color stuff is just stupid. The solution is so damn simple it drives me nuts no manufacturer has had the sense to do it. Make the memory/pci-e slots alternating black shades so they won't detract but can still to told apart, and make the heatsinks black.... and then add removable faceplates to them. Many brands already do their coloration through otherwise useless faceplates so just make them swappable! Now everyone can get whatever color they want and manufacturers no longer have to worry about the sales they're losing due to colors. Include some colors with the boards like corsair does with their fan rings (yes I know it will add a few pennies of cost) and then sell the rest of the colors in a set. Everyone wins.
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#25
drdeathx
Black monochromatic look was popular with Regis Philbin about 70 years ago. The look is fail IMO.
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