ASUS Set to Release Black Edition Series Motherboard

The Republic of Gamers Rampage IV Black Edition Series is designed to unleash the full potential of Intel's LGA 2011 Core i7 Ivy Bridge-E processors for unrivaled gaming and overclocking performance. By ChannelPro

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.

Availability

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.

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