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Nearly a month after going all guns blazing into the Sandy Bridge-E LGA2011 market with the Rampage IV Extreme, ASUS is close to launching its premium Republic of Gamers motherboard in the micro-ATX form-factor, the ROG Rampage IV Gene. News of this board surfaced in mid-November along with details of Rampage IV Formula, but with close to no details, not even a picture to go on. Sweclockers scored an internal presentation by ASUS that details this new kid on the block.

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Now just imagine X79 in a small form factor smile.gif
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Nice mobo biggrin.gif
 
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post #3 of 46
Do want...alot
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Awesome, I love my Rampage II Gene, but would definitely jump on an open-box one of these if the price was right.

ASUS is genius for putting these out.
    
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SupremeFX III? I want to know what improvement over SupremeFX II.
    
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Great to see some mATX love for LGA2011, about time there was some top notch mATX Boards.

First the Gene Z (Z68) and now this! Asus definitely knows what I want hehe wink.gif
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Only four DIMMS? frown.gif I'm disappointed... rolleyes.gif

And I just can't seem to realize what that third PCIe slot is for...
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Only four DIMMS? frown.gif I'm disappointed... rolleyes.gif
And I just can't seem to realize what that third PCIe slot is for...

There is only 4 Dimms due to the area of the board!! Not a chance in hell they could put on 8. The VRM Heatsink and the VRM's themselves take the space up.

The thrid PCI-e slot is for 3 way SLI/CF however only someone with Single slot waterblock'd Graphics cards could use it.

You could still have 32GB of RAM anyways, with 8GB sticks.
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Originally Posted by Jesse^_^ View Post

There is only 4 Dimms due to the area of the board!! Not a chance in hell they could put on 8. The VRM Heatsink and the VRM's themselves take the space up.
The thrid PCI-e slot is for 3 way SLI/CF however only someone with Single slot waterblock'd Graphics cards could use it.
You could still have 32GB of RAM anyways, with 8GB sticks.

I knew about the DIMMS... tongue.gif It's just that everytime a X79 board was announced everyone was like: Why can't I have RAM slots I won't even use! frown.gif And of course you could have triple GPUs with single slot waterblocks but how do you put enough rads in a mATX form factor...
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Nice looking little board Asus made there smile.gif
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