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Yesterday was the launch of Intel Sandy Bridge-E processors and X79 based motherboards. ASUS put out some amazing motherboards along with the daddy of all, the ROG Rampage IV Extreme. Today, they unleashed another ROG motherboards based on X79 chipset, its the Rampage IV Formula. Its targeted at same enthusiasts market as Rampage IV Extreme but it’ll be offered at a better price point.
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Cool beans.
Edited by KaMeNoS - 11/20/11 at 1:16pm
    
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Board will probably be $600.
 
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Board will probably be $600.

completely uniformed comment as the formulas are stripped down rampage boards. and the rampage is $470 on the egg
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Board will probably be $600.


Not really, because Asus Rampage IV Extreme is about $470 with Battle Field 3 bundle
http://www.newegg.com/Store/BrandSubCategory.aspx?Brand=1315&SubCategory=280&name=ASUS-Intel-Motherboards

It will be cheaper than that since Formula is cheaper version of Extreme.
So it may be little above $400
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This will be my board when I upgrade to 2011, currently have the Rampage III Formula and love it!
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Surprised it has quad sli, I figured they'd keep that only for the extreme. So what does the extreme have that this doesn't?
     
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Surprised it has quad sli, I figured they'd keep that only for the extreme. So what does the extreme have that this doesn't?

Good question.

I don't think the Formula has an OC Key, or 8 DIMMs, or runs XL-ATX.

It seems like a better choice than the Extreme TBH, at least for people like me.
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No ProbeIt maybe? Also, reduced amount of PCI Ex16 slots? Maybe 3 x16 slots? Probably a Thunderbolt? Like the Crossahair V had.


Just making wild guesses here.
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Surprised it has quad sli, I figured they'd keep that only for the extreme. So what does the extreme have that this doesn't?
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