The Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rampage IV Black Edition, an E-ATX gaming and overclocking motherboard created by ASUS, is designed to unleash the full potential of Intel LGA 2011 Core i7 Ivy Bridge-E. Based on the Intel X79 Express chipset, the Rampage IV Black Edition includes ROG technologies and innovations for unrivaled gaming and overclocking performance, according to ASUS.
With its four PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots, two PCI-E 2.0 x1 slots, and eight DIMM slots supporting up to 64GB of overclocked DDR3 DRAM, the Rampage IV Black Edition has many expansion possibilities, including support for both 4-way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX. The motherboard includes a free copy of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, allowing gamers to take advantage of premium ROG hardware and software features right out of the box.
Rampage IV Black Edition also contains the OC Panel, a real-time system-monitoring and tuning console. It can be mounted internally for everyday monitoring of temperatures, base clock, and fan speeds while also offering one-click CPU Level Up for an instant speed boost. Externally, it can be used to monitor and control multiple parameters in real-time via onboard buttons.
The Rampage IV Black Edition's Extreme Engine DIGI+ III voltage-regulator module (VRM) provides stable power delivery by employing NexFET MOSFETs, 60A (amp) chokes and high-endurance Japanese-made 10K black metallic capacitors. The motherboard's black-themed heat-sink is integrated with the MOSFET area to extend to the input/output (I/O) cover for better cooling and stability.
Built-in SupremeFX Black technology provides sound quality, while components such as ELNA audio capacitors and German-made WIMA film capacitors deliver clarity. High-fidelity op-amps and a Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC deliver audio plus a 120dB SNR (signal-to-noise ratio).
ROG's Sonic Radar on-screen overlay provides fans of first-person shooter games with an ear to the ground, as it displays the direction and origin of in-game sounds such as gunshots, footsteps, and call-outs. Intel Gigabit Ethernet with ROG's GameFirst II utility optimizes network traffic to keep latency to a minimum and reduce ping times. The ROG RAMDisk utility allows up to 80% of a computer's available RAM to be used as a high-speed virtual drive.
The Rampage IV Black Edition is currently available for pre-order at Newegg.com for US Customers and Canada Computers, Memory Express, and NCIX for Canadian customers. General availability is scheduled the week of November 18, 2013.