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ASUS Ready with Rampage IV Formula; Rampage IV Gene in the Pipeline

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This week, ASUS, along with the rest of the PC motherboard industry, launched its socket LGA2011 board lineup, with its three main lines: P9X79, ROG Rampage IV, and TUF Sabertooth X79. The ROG line included the Rampage IV Extreme, which ended up being ASUS' flagship socket LGA2011 motherboard for the platform's launch. It's filled to the brim with all the features gamers and overclockers will ever need. But as with most ROG lines, Rampage IV will have a complete triad: Extreme (already launched), Formula (a notch below Extreme, but still offers great features), and Gene (Micro-ATX, stuffed with features).

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Is it me or does anyone think of Tron concerning the 2nd pic?
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Is it me or does anyone think of Tron concerning the 2nd pic?
:laugh:
If it had blue lighting. I won't be surprised if Intel apes this technique (using blue LEDs) with its next Extreme Board.

 
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I just wish to see more boards like the EVGA SR-3, just other brands
 

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If only Asus dumped the SupremeFX in favour of either Xonar or Creative X-Fi this board would be perfect for gamers.
 

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Anyone notice thin this pic that the Formula and Gene appear to be X58/P67/Z68 boards? definitely don't look like that have the quad channel memory setup with DIMM slots on either side of the CPU socket.

the gene sounds mighty good tho, you could build one honking M-ATX system based on that.
 

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If only Asus dumped the SupremeFX in favour of either Xonar or Creative X-Fi this board would be perfect for gamers.
This board does give you X-Fi MB2.
 

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Why would Asus dump their own card and promote a competitors card/product/chip?
 

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Why would Asus dump their own card and promote a competitors card/product/chip?
Because they don't have their own chip. They use C-Media, and that they don't have their own HD audio, either.

X-Fi MB2 is able to add some "gamer-friendly" audio features to a largely gamer-centric product line that Republic of Gamers is. Whereas Xonar is more of an audiophile and HTPC-centric brand.
 
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Any word on when the SR-3 competitor that I've heard about is coming?
 

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Any word on when the SR-3 competitor that I've heard about is coming?
I haven't heard about any 2P LGA2011 enthusiast workstation boards from ASUS. They will make workstation 2P LGA2011 boards, only it won't be marketed as an enthusiast product. It will be marketed like the previous generation Z8 series.
 
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I can't remember where I read it, but I swear I remember a site said that there was going to be a board that would give SR-3 a run for its money.
 

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I can't remember where I read it, but I swear I remember a site said that there was going to be a board that would give SR-3 a run for its money.
That's probably just the Rampage IV Extreme, and that statement was probably made in several other contexts than the fact that R4E is 1P and SR3 is 2P.
 
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I'm pretty sure they weren't referring to the R4E. It was in an roundup article with the R4E in it. I went back to the article I thought I remembered it from but there's no mention of it. I think they were asked to remove it.
 
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wonder when this will show