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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

I don't own any of these, so don't take my word as anything but a well researched, second-hand opinion.

Based on specs, layout, and reviews where possible:

1. ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

2. ASUS Rampage IV Formula

3. ASRock X79 Extreme11

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you would use phase change? then you'd prob want like 5.4ghz.
but anyways have you ever used an asrock motherboards? You have used the top asus and gb boards, but wait until the board comes out and use its BIOS. hey you might like it. Just wait and see how asrock boards are. Also when you get it tell me how many layer PCB it is, it has to be 10 layer, which in that case isn't so great, 10 layer 1oz copper lol. GB's Z77X-UP7 was 10 layer due to its 32 phase VRM, with 2oz copper PCb they thought about increasing the copper amount even more because of memory OC. However i think final will only have 8 layer, just takes a good rework.
one more thing, you guys heard that ASRock X79 E11 got VRm rework, but do you know what happened? The original used a Chil PWM, however since asus pulled that part from asrock, asrock i suck with Intersil 6-phase analog PWM, just like their Z68 boards. That means that it will have the same 24 phase as the Z68X-UD7, basically 6 phases quadroupled, now that might be okay but good luck with tuning LLC and higher levels of voltage.
I am saying all this as a topical analysis, when you get the board let me know how it does, i would be interested. I had an asrock x79 extreme4 and z68 extreme7.

Interesting. I did notice the VRM's looked different and with a different layout on the release board versus the initial pics. I have never used an ASRock MB or BIOS. I hope it isn't as bad as you say. wink.gif

Well, I know what my 3960X could do on a RIVE and Big Bang XP2 and and what voltage so it is easy to compare.
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you would use phase change? then you'd prob want like 5.4ghz.
but anyways have you ever used an asrock motherboards? You have used the top asus and gb boards, but wait until the board comes out and use its BIOS. hey you might like it. Just wait and see how asrock boards are. Also when you get it tell me how many layer PCB it is, it has to be 10 layer, which in that case isn't so great, 10 layer 1oz copper lol. GB's Z77X-UP7 was 10 layer due to its 32 phase VRM, with 2oz copper PCb they thought about increasing the copper amount even more because of memory OC. However i think final will only have 8 layer, just takes a good rework.
one more thing, you guys heard that ASRock X79 E11 got VRm rework, but do you know what happened? The original used a Chil PWM, however since asus pulled that part from asrock, asrock i suck with Intersil 6-phase analog PWM, just like their Z68 boards. That means that it will have the same 24 phase as the Z68X-UD7, basically 6 phases quadroupled, now that might be okay but good luck with tuning LLC and higher levels of voltage.
I am saying all this as a topical analysis, when you get the board let me know how it does, i would be interested. I had an asrock x79 extreme4 and z68 extreme7.

I would have to agree with pretty much all of that but I would like to say, the ASRock BIOS isn't terrible by any means it just lacks some features that you would think a higher end board would have. It's certainly very simple and easy to use, just doesn't allow you to tune things as much as you might like.

That being said, after using the RIVEs BIOS I don't think I could go back to the ASRock one.

I would imagine they would have resolved that for this board (or at least I am hoping) but even still, I just don't see this thing being anywhere near as good as a lot of people are hyping it up to be.
 
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yea asrock UEFi isn't terrible, it just isn't what you would be used too. The UEFi is the one thing that separated asrock and asus when they used the same parts. The deal was you can share R&D and parts, but not UFEI, and that is what had set them apart, now other things are different.

IMO get it try it out, heck you might actually like it.
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How could the RIVE be better than the Extreme11 which hasn't even been released and tested by users? As a former RIVE owner, Asus is completely overrated.

The Extreme 11 has a better feature set, but the very fact that it hasn't been released means there are a lot of unknowns when it comes to how the board will be in practice.

When building systems, I will take a mature and known quantity over unrealized potential.
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I'd much rather have the WS than the Formula.

The WS costs about the same, has better features, a better layout, better cooling, and doesn't seem to OC any worse.
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i LOVE the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme... ASUS is TOP quality !
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after sampling rive and xpower II, the xpower i think is better than rive. seriously dont understand people and thier love of rive. its like the iphone, most people think its the greatest in the world but its really not that great. just the same thing done again and again. i want to try the extreme 11. but prolly wont.
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after sampling rive and xpower II, the xpower i think is better than rive. seriously dont understand people and thier love of rive. its like the iphone, most people think its the greatest in the world but its really not that great. just the same thing done again and again. i want to try the extreme 11. but prolly wont.

I'm pretty sure you just compared the Rampage IV Extreme to an iPhone. Wow.

Last time I checked I can replace the battery on the RIVE and the memory is not soldered to the mobo. Not to mention there is no corporate numbskull telling me I'm holding it wrong.
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after sampling rive and xpower II, the xpower i think is better than rive. seriously dont understand people and thier love of rive. its like the iphone, most people think its the greatest in the world but its really not that great. just the same thing done again and again. i want to try the extreme 11. but prolly wont.

Care to elaborate? Not saying the xpower II is a bad board but I'd like to hear why you think it's better.

Big bang is a very good card, but I don't think there is anything that I would say makes it stand above the RIVE
 
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RIVE is probably the best board if you want to do high end OCing. The extreme11 as blameless pointed out has a better feature set (at least in certain areas, it lacks some of the good OCing features of the RIVE).

Personally as a person who is not going to run 4 way, and is going to bench GPUs on DICE and LN2 and keep my CPU under Phase 24/7 RIVE is definitely the better board for me, unless the 11 somehow manages to do what asrock often fails at.
 
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