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I'll just leave this here for the RoG enthusiasts
http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/asus_rog_front_base.html
"As part of the ASUS ROG product line, the ROG Front Base Dual-Bay Gaming Panel integrates seamlessly with any of the ASUS Z87-based ROG Maximum VI motherboard offerings in addition to the Rampage IV Black Edition motherboard."

Looks like we got a bit of special treatment.
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Hey guys, I just ordered one of these motherboards, but I have a question about which audio codec it uses since I've read conflicting information and would like to know for sure. Does it use Realtek ALC892, ALC898, or ALC1150? Or is it neither of those and the Cirrus Logic CS4398?

Different/conflicting sources:

ALC1150:
http://www.kitguru.net/components/motherboard/luke-hill/asus-rampage-iv-black-edition-x79-motherboard-review/16/

CS4398:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7612/asus-rivbe

Or is the CS4398 the DAC and the ALC1150 the codec and these review sites just called both of them the codec?

Also, is the onboard audio quality pretty good?

Thanks.
Edited by Elvandar - 1/14/14 at 7:52am
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Originally Posted by Elvandar View Post

Hey guys, I just ordered one of these motherboards, but I have a question about which audio codec it uses since I've read conflicting information and would like to know for sure. Does it use Realtek ALC892, ALC898, or ALC1150? Or is it neither of those and the Cirrus Logic CS4398?

Different/conflicting sources:

ALC1150:
http://www.kitguru.net/components/motherboard/luke-hill/asus-rampage-iv-black-edition-x79-motherboard-review/16/

CS4398:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7612/asus-rivbe

Or is the CS4398 the DAC and the ALC1150 the codec and these review sites just called both of them the codec?

Also, is the onboard audio quality pretty good?

Thanks.

CS4398 is the DAC, just south of the red "block" caps. It's a small rectangular SMD with 28 pins, 14 on either side. The CODEC is Realtek ALC1150, located under the EMI shield that says "SupremeFX". Both are present, and have different functions.

Audio is pretty good.

My RMAA test results (will be included in my review as well).


Edited by cadaveca - 1/14/14 at 9:43am
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Thanks a lot, cadaveca.
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Originally Posted by Elvandar View Post

Also, is the onboard audio quality pretty good?

Thanks.

I used the onboard sound at first as I hadn't taken my soundcard out of my old PC. Friends on Teamspeak asked me a few times what was up with my sound as I didn't sound as clear as I had done before. Once I put the soundcard back in, they again noticed that it was back to previous.

As for the clarity of music / games etc. I'll be honest and say they sounded fine, not quite up there with a dedicated soundcard, but I would be perfectly happy with onboard if I didn't have a soundcard.
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How difficult would it be to replace the red LEDs on this board? I'm thinking of using it for a project (ROG goes pink)
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Audio is pretty good.

My RMAA test results (will be included in my review as well).

That table lists "average". Average isn't in my dictionary.
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Something weird is happening...Everything has been working fine but now for some reason I can't seem to get my monitor to display. I keep getting "DVI No Signal" and after rebooting it, it begins to display but then I get a "Overclocking Failed" press f2 to change settings. Oddly enough I have not done any overclocking. Other than XMP profile for ram. Anyways, I just exit the bios and then it loads up just fine. But why am I getting "Overclocking Failed"? I thought it could be the ram not fully in place but system reads 32gb. I've never run into this problem. Any help?
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That table lists "average". Average isn't in my dictionary.

The metric that is listed as "average" is greatly affected by PSU used. That's the one figure in my reviews that should be ignored, 100%.

The audio isn't perfect, for sure. I do get the "popping" on power-up over analogue, and the rear analogue output doesn't produce enough volume for my personal taste, but the optical side of things is fantastic for on-board audio. I like to consider myself a musician, so audio reproduction is very important to me (but not in the same way that an "audiophile" places importance on audio), and most of the ROG ASUS boards are quite surprising compared to other onboard solutions. I do think that many add-in cards do a better job than this board does, but that doesn't mean the audio is lacking in any way, either.
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My current card is Audigy 2 ZS, and I wouldn't be able to transfer it to new board because it's still PCI card. Now guess what HW would be delayed because I should pay yearly fee for a trash removal next month...

Is it at least at similar level as Audigy 2 ZS?
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