First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79) – Hardcore is back!

X-Socket (swap out socket 2011 backplate for socket 1366 mounting)

The socket mounting can be screwed open by a provided allen key.

P1020147 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

Front Plate off.

P1020149 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

Socket 2011 Backplate off

P1020150 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

Socket 1366 Backplate on

P1020151 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

Now the 4 holes can be used for Socket 1366 coolers

P1020152 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

We used Thermalright's Intel Mountings – looks like it worked icon smile First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

P1020154 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

We tried with our favourite Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual Tower Heatpipe cooler – sadly as you clearly see the fans when installed will block RAM installation.

P1020155 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

Switched for a slimer Thermalright Archon – it fits without blocking any RAM slots.

P1020158 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

Other Accessories

 

OC Key – this nifty little invention generates a graphical display overlay on the active DVI monitor to adjust overclock settings in real-time without using additional software or hardware.

P1010902 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

VGA Hotwire – plug one end to the motherboard and solder the other end to the graphic card's voltage regulator. Good for users who don't want to mess with tiny variable resistors and have voltage monitoring within the BIOS.

vgamod First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

4-Way SLi Bridge

P1010907 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

More SLi and Crossfire Bridges – this board was designed for multi-gpu benching/gaming

P1010908 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!.

 

Battlefield 3 Full Game will also be bundled in with the motherboard.

Rampage IV Extreme R4   BF Edition First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

Stay tuned for our full review soon!

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X-Socket (swap out socket 2011 backplate for socket 1366 mounting)

The socket mounting can be screwed open by a provided allen key.

P1020147 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

Front Plate off.

P1020149 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

Socket 2011 Backplate off

P1020150 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

Socket 1366 Backplate on

P1020151 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

Now the 4 holes can be used for Socket 1366 coolers

P1020152 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

We used Thermalright's Intel Mountings – looks like it worked icon smile First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

P1020154 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

We tried with our favourite Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual Tower Heatpipe cooler – sadly as you clearly see the fans when installed will block RAM installation.

P1020155 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

Switched for a slimer Thermalright Archon – it fits without blocking any RAM slots.

P1020158 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

Other Accessories

 

OC Key – this nifty little invention generates a graphical display overlay on the active DVI monitor to adjust overclock settings in real-time without using additional software or hardware.

P1010902 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

VGA Hotwire – plug one end to the motherboard and solder the other end to the graphic card's voltage regulator. Good for users who don't want to mess with tiny variable resistors and have voltage monitoring within the BIOS.

vgamod First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

4-Way SLi Bridge

P1010907 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

More SLi and Crossfire Bridges – this board was designed for multi-gpu benching/gaming

P1010908 First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!.

 

Battlefield 3 Full Game will also be bundled in with the motherboard.

Rampage IV Extreme R4   BF Edition First Looks: ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79)   Hardcore is back!

 

Stay tuned for our full review soon!

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