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ASUS Rampage II GENE LGA 1366 spotted

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  1. trt740

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131371 seems to be well priced


    Specifications

    CPU Intel® Socket 1366 Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition/Core™ i7 Processor Processors
    Supports Intel® Dynamic Speed Technology
    * Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list

    Chipset Intel® X58 /ICH10R

    System Bus Up to 6400 MT/s with QuickPath Interconnection
    Memory 6 x DIMM, Max. 24 GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
    Triple channel memory architecture
    * Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    **Due to Intel spec definition, DIMMs of DDR3-1333 or above are out of spec. Please refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors List).
    Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 support at dual x16 speed
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
    1 x PCI 2.2

    Multi-GPU Support Support NVIDIA SLI™ / ATI CrossFireX™ Technology
    Storage Intel ICH10R controller
    6 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports
    Intel Matrix Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10
    JMicron® JMB363 PATA and SATA controller
    1 xUltraDMA 133/100/66/33 for up to 2 PATA devices
    1 xInternal SATA 3.0 Gb/s port
    1 xExternal SATA 3.0 Gb/s port (SATA On-the-Go)


    LAN Realtek® 8111C PCIe Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2

    Audio SupremeFX X-Fi onboard 8 -Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    EAX® Advanced™ HD 4.0
    X-Fi CMSS®-3D
    X-Fi Crystalizer™
    Creative ALchemy
    Supports Optical S/PDIF out ports on rear
    IEEE 1394 2 x 1394a ports (1 port at back I/O, 1 port onboard)
    USB 12 USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
    ASUS Unique Features
    Power Design
    - 8-phase CPU power
    - 2-phase QPI/DRAM power
    - 2-phase NB power
    - 2-phase Memory power
    CPU Level Up
    Keyboard-TweakIt
    Memory Level Up
    iROG
    Extreme Tweaker
    Loadline Calibration
    Intelligent overclocking tools:
    - ASUS AI Booster Utility
    - O.C. Profile
    Overclocking Protection:
    - COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
    - Voltiminder LED
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

    Special Features MemOK!
    External LCD Poster
    Q-Fan Plus
    ASUS EPU-6 Engine
    ASUS Q-Connector
    ASUS Fan Xpert
    ASUS EZ Flash 2
    ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    ASUS MyLogo3
    Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x External SATA
    1 x IEEE 1394a
    1 x LAN(RJ45) port
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1
    8 -Channel Audio I/O
    1 x PS/2 Keyboard port(purple)
    1 x S/PDIF (Optical)
    1 x Clr CMOS switch
    Internal I/O Connectors 3 x USB connectors supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports
    1 x IDE connector for two devices
    7 x SATA connectors
    5 x Fan connectors: 1 x CPU / 2 x Chassis / 2 x Optional
    2 x thermal sensor connectors
    1 x IEEE1394a connector
    1 x LCD Poster connector
    1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
    24-pin ATX Power connector
    8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
    1 x En/Dis-able Clr CMOS header
    1 x Front panel audio connector
    1 x CD audio in
    System panel connector

    BIOS 16 Mb Flash ROM
    AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS

    Manageability WOL by PME,WOR by PME,Chasis Intrusion,PXE
    Accessories 1 x SLI Cable
    1 x External LCD Poster
    1 x 2-in-1 ASUS Q-Connector Kit
    1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
    2 x SATA cables
    1 x I/O Shield
    1 x Cable Ties
    1 x ROG theme label
    1 x User's manual

    Support Disc Support DVD:
    - Drivers and applications
    Sound Blaster X-Fi Utility
    Futuremark® 3DMark®06 Advanced Edition
    Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
    ASUS TurboV utility
    ASUS PC Probe II
    ASUS Update
    ASUS AI Suite

    Form Factor uATX Form Factor
    9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )
     
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    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, several stores have it now. I think it's $20 cheaper at a couple places. However, from what I've heard about the Rampage II, I'm not sure I'd touch this. Not to mention my tech station doesn't like micro boards. :)
     
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    here read this it looks like a very good board http://www.techspot.com/review/154-asus-rampage-2-gene/ atleast for the money

    Rampage II GENE http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=179&l3=815&l4=0&model=2853&modelmenu=1

    also check out it's phase power it adds 2x phase to QPI and N/B most only have memory and cpu

    Power Design
    - 8-phase CPU power
    - 2-phase QPI/DRAM power
    - 2-phase NB power
    - 2-phase Memory power

    to me this board looks very good . Heck it even has 775 cooler mounting holes.
     
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    wow!! so tempting..
     
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    I would love to see someone do a head-to-head comparison with the DFI Lanparty JR X58-T3H6, especially where overclocking is concerned :cool:
     
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    The DFI Lan party JR is a little beast. It has a digital power phase but is 6+2. I believe still it is a overclocking monster.
     
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    I think I may give the GENE a shot. I may buy it later today.
     
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    it looks good with all that extra Phase x2
     
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    I have mine comming this week, i';; run some tests and see how it stacks up, I was very excited to be able to upgrade my current matx gig /4300 setup with this one, now it will handle all the games in a sweet little Antec case. I will also p[air it up with the new 920 DO that should be here next week also, if they are truely cooler running it will be a very sweet match up!
     
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    Why did they name it Gene, any significance?
     
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    Yeah, I think it means something like it shares "genes" with it's big brother, the Rampage II Extreme.

    I have a highspeed tech station with 2 nylon screw to mount standard ATX boards to it. I'm wondering how stable the board will be on it, if I can only use one of the screws...hmmm....
     
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    I'm sure we share genes with simeans, but I dont call myself a chimp?!?!

    Either way I just found it odd, and was wondering, I "guess" thats a good enough reason to use the name.
     
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    sneeky, any idea about my mounting question?
     
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    well you have two supports for the mobo and one screw?

    I can actually hang my board in my Xclio as they have odd risers that come with the case that allow you to "snap" the mobo into place on them. works fine that way. with your being on water it isnt like the board is going to bow under the weight of a V10....lol

    You just want it to not go anywhere if you bump it really!
     
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    Just ordered the GENE. For a long time I hated ASUS after a RMA nightmare I had with them years ago. However, after my experience with the Maximus Formula, I've gained some faith in their higher end boards. I hope this is a good one. :)
     
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    and it really is a 16 +2 +2 +2 power system and the 16 is turned down in the bios to save power until you enable the other half of the cpu phase. Sounds like power wise this should be stable as hell considering the DFI is 6+2.

    Also here is another good review. http://www.ocaholic.ch/xoops/html/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=266&page=0, another http://www.trustedreviews.com/motherboards/review/2009/03/19/Asus-Rampage-II-Gene/p1 and a third http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2342895,00.asp?kc=ETRSS03039TX1K000056
     
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    Well, I should have mine on Wednesday or Thursday. I hope it's as good as the reviews are saying. I'm cautiously optimistic.
     
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    I'm excited tooooo/////// about time i upgraded the little old antec
     
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    So this is your wife's PC? She's getting an i7? You're probably the only guy on TPU who's wife will have a better PC than 90% of TPU members...LOL:laugh:

    My wife/kid's build is a simple AMD 5000+ BE with a 9600gso. They don't really need more than that, and frankly they don't care since basically all they ever do is surf and small business applications.
     
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    When in the hell is your Bloodrage coming for heck sakes, and that little asus board is a beast from what I read it was designed for the Asian market to be the premier lan box overclocking motherboard. Apparently thats a giant market in China and Korea. It really is a top of the line little board but it needs better cooling and your water set up will do nicely. They really made a effort to make it have everything it's big brother has. The only thing they could have added was a Noctua cooler? Lol!!!
     
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    Yeah, nothing like waiting and waiting, and xpcgear has NOT been helpful with providing an estimate for me. I've got a good feeling about the Gene though. I hope I'm right. From what I understand, the Gene may be a better product than the Rampage II is (minus the extra PCI-E slots), as they addressed some of the problems that users were having with the Rampage II. Well see...

    And I can't wait to put Cyberdruid's custom res to work on this build!
     

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