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The first review I managed to find was a Norway site. While they don't have any clue about overclocking, they are accustomed to auto like lamers (also they hate add blockers thus they will increase possibility of really bad infection), they did some basic tests.

http://www.hardware.no/artikler/test-asus-rog-rampage-iv-black-edition/153426/
It's in Norwegian.


BTW Discussion thread is here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1425853/asus-rampage-iv-black-edition-the-ultimate-lga2011-motherboard-has-arrived/

I created separate thread mainly for reviews, and for throwing stones at reviewers, to prevent these links disappearing between waves of posts of rabid fans.
Edited by Raghar - 11/6/13 at 8:03am
post #2 of 13
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We find four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, which one of these is controlled by a ASM1184e PCIe switch from Asmedia. Do you use one or two of the tracks, you get full x16 bandwidth. By using three tracks decreases the bandwidth of one of the slots to x8, while using all the tracks is limited bandwidth of two of the tracks to x8.

that's not great for this caliber motherboard ..was hoping for 3x16
    
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that's not great for this caliber motherboard ..was hoping for 3x16

This is what I expected. I think it would be bit waste of money to throw 4x16 on this board, considering 6 core has bit problem with 4 Titans even on 8x. As long as it would be priced about the same as RIVE it would be fine revision.

It's these RAM speeds, they shown, I found bit lackluster.
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I will wait for more reviews before pulling the trigger on this mb ,"that's all I have to say .."
    
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We find four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, which one of these is controlled by a ASM1184e PCIe switch from Asmedia. Do you use one or two of the tracks, you get full x16 bandwidth. By using three tracks decreases the bandwidth of one of the slots to x8, while using all the tracks is limited bandwidth of two of the tracks to x8.

that's not great for this caliber motherboard ..was hoping for 3x16

The original RIVE couldn't do 3x16. This has the exact same pcie lanes as the original RIVE. For sli you get both running in pcie 3.0 x16 and 3 cards would be x16/x8/x16 and 4 would be x16/x8/x8/x8.
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We find four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, which one of these is controlled by a ASM1184e PCIe switch from Asmedia. Do you use one or two of the tracks, you get full x16 bandwidth. By using three tracks decreases the bandwidth of one of the slots to x8, while using all the tracks is limited bandwidth of two of the tracks to x8.

that's not great for this caliber motherboard ..was hoping for 3x16

The original RIVE couldn't do 3x16. This has the exact same pcie lanes as the original RIVE. For sli you get both running in pcie 3.0 x16 and 3 cards would be x16/x8/x16 and 4 would be x16/x8/x8/x8.
I was hoping they might do something different on this one that's all ,as for "4 would be x16/x8/x8/x8"...from the review
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while using all the tracks is limited bandwidth of two of the tracks to x8.
this would mean x16x16x8x8 right ?
    
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Damn, AMD should really push this CPU development thingy into seventh gear. Paying $500 for a motherboard is just simply atrocious not to talk about the overly priced 6 core CPUs. All in the name of, "our competition don't have cpu to match it" which is the way business works but still...

P.S. End rant.
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I was hoping they might do something different on this one that's all ,as for "4 would be x16/x8/x8/x8"...from the review
this would mean x16x16x8x8 right ?

Inconsequential at this time I would think, seeing the PCIe 3.0 bandwidth wouldn't even be pushed that hard with Titans, I would imagine.
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It's still an X79, 2011 board. I'm not especially surprised.
    
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We find four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, which one of these is controlled by a ASM1184e PCIe switch from Asmedia. Do you use one or two of the tracks, you get full x16 bandwidth. By using three tracks decreases the bandwidth of one of the slots to x8, while using all the tracks is limited bandwidth of two of the tracks to x8.

that's not great for this caliber motherboard ..was hoping for 3x16

The original RIVE couldn't do 3x16. This has the exact same pcie lanes as the original RIVE. For sli you get both running in pcie 3.0 x16 and 3 cards would be x16/x8/x16 and 4 would be x16/x8/x8/x8.
I was hoping they might do something different on this one that's all ,as for "4 would be x16/x8/x8/x8"...from the review
Quote:
while using all the tracks is limited bandwidth of two of the tracks to x8.
this would mean x16x16x8x8 right ?

I think there are only 40 pcie lanes. That review I don't think is so accurate. 40 lanes would be x16/x8/x8/x8. x16/x16/x8/x8 wouldn't be possible because that would be 48 lanes. The cpu and board have native 40 lanes so it doesn't need a plx chip to create more. What this board and cpu offer for pcie lane allocation is basically the best you can get right now.
Edited by strong island 1 - 11/6/13 at 2:48pm
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