ASUS X79 Rampage IV Extreme Review Comment Thread
With Sandy Bridge E processors finally hitting retailer's shelves it was high time that we began looking at some X79 motherboards. The ASUS Rampage IV Extreme is currently one of the most expensive Socket 2011 boards around but it holds to the Republic of Gamers pedigree by offering a long list of features, some of which we have never seen before.
Read more here: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...rd-review.html
I say go with ROG no matter what.
I will be asking my self the same thing next week when our LGA2011 CPU's show up for testing next week.
Hate to say this thank you intel rep for giving me a free 6 core CPU after my sob story about how much my Bulldozer 8 Core sucks.
But yes go with the Rampage its an amazing board
Holy crap $160 for 32GB.....hmmm.....ramdisk................(slaps myself)I cannot afford!
Haha bel, memory is SICK cheap right now. I've paid over $160 for a half a gig back in the day.
The RIVE is just a beast, isn't it? I was expecting it to be the cream of the crop & head and shoulders above the rest....I haven't seen reviews of other boards yet, but reading this review has done nothing to change my mind.
anyone have any good [modern] reviews on 'ramdisks'?
This review game me more questions than answers, especially in multi-GPU scaling. I'm in no hurry to purchase X79 as I think the picture will get clearer once PCI-E 3.0 cards are released. But it doesn't hurt to ask though;
assuming a future build would be dual slot tri-SLI/CF on PCI-E 3.0 and a sound card on PCI-E, and overclocking would not be the priority, which motherboard would be the perfect one?
The Rive won't be it because using the PCI-e slot will block the 2nd x16 PCI-e 3.0 slot, forcing me to use the last x8 slot instead. That's money flushed down the toilette. Even the MSI GD45, can do the same for $200 less, which as far as I know, seems to have the best layout for the price.
Earlier in the review (with the table that has the list of features) I noticed that USB 3.0 was missing (internal header not mentioned either) and that had me worried until later in the review when on the board layout the 'missing' USB 3.0 was shown. Phew.
Loving the option for socket 1366 coolers. I love my HK 3.0 Black/Nickel and this board will allow me to keep it. But I think I would wait for some folks to compare a 2011 cooler to a 1366 one (or the same with different brackets) before passing final judgement on the X socket feature.
Looks like this board is a lot of fun. I am loving my Formula, and hoping that they release a Formula version of this one as I don't need all the features.
A Formula version will be released in the next few weeks.
Dont know if we are looking at the same table but Im pretty sure USB 3.0 is there. It is also UASP so it is faster than the BOT protocol. :thumb:
That is truly one hell of a board, great review by the way as well.
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