Layout and Design: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

Published by Marc Büchel on 01.11.11
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Spezifikationen / Lieferumfang

CPU Upcoming Intel CPUs
Chipset Intel X79
Memory Upcoming multi channel memory interface
AMD Quad-GPU CorssFireX
Slots 4 x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (quad at x16/x8/x8/x8, triple at x16/x16/x16, dual at x16/x16)
1 x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (single at x8, grey)
1 x PCI-Express 2.0 x1
Sound Realtek ALC898 8-Channel HD Audio Codec
Storage 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Intel, RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1)
4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (Intel, RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1, JBOD)
2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (ASMedia)
2 x eSATA Gb/s (ASMedia)
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
LAN 1 x Gigabit LAN
I/O internal 2 x USB 3.0 connecotrs supports additional 4 USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
4 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors (red)
4 x SATA 3 Gb/s connectors (black)
2 x Subzero Sense connectors
1 x OC Key header
1 x OT header (ROG Connect Switch)
8 x 4-pin Fan connectors: 2 x CPU, 3 x Chassis / 3 x Optional
7 x ProbeIt measurement points
3 x Thermal sensor connectors
1 x SPDIF out connector
1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x LN2 Mode jumper
1 x Slow Mode switch
1 x Start button
1 x Reset button
2 x EZ Blug connectors (4-pin in white for memory DIMMs; 6-pin in black for PCIe slots)
1 x Go Button
1 x BIOS switch button
1 x Q-Reset switch
1 x Audio front panel (AAFP) connector
1 x System panel connector
I/O Back Panel 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x Clr CMOS button
1 x ROG Connect ON/OFF button
4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x Gigabit LAN
1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port
2 x eSATA 6 Gb/s ports
1 x 8-channel audio
Forfactor eATX (30.5cm x 27.2cm)
BIOS Bios (64 Mb flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS)
  • 1 x ROG Connect cable
  • 1 x 3-Way SLI bridge
  • 1 x 4-Way SLI bridge
  • 1 x SLI cable
  • 1 x CrossFire cable
  • 1 x 2-in1 Q-Connector kit
  • 2 x 2-in-1 SATA 3 Gb/s signal cables
  • 2 x 2-in-1 SATA 6 Gb/s signal cables
  • 1 x I/O Shield
  • 1 x 12-in-1 ROG Cable Label
  • 1 x ProbeIt cable set
  • 1 x OC Key
  • 1 x OC Key cable
  • 1 x X-Socket pad module

Regarding the delivery one might find more than needed. For instance: you get a quad- and a tripl-SLI bridge which feature a PCB. Furthermore there is a flexible SLI-bridge as well as a flexible CrossFire-Bridge. One can also be very curious about the OC-Key which allows an overlay screen while you're benching your system. For this littel bugger we will write an independant article.


EPU If you activate the EPU this chip monitors all possible voltages and clock speeds and automatically sets them to guarantee an energy efficient operation of you system.
TPU As soon as one activates the TPU this chips monitors all possible voltages and clock speeds using the according software. The difference to the EPU is that TPU will provide as much performance as possible. Therefore it can increase clock speeds and voltages.
Extreme Engine Digi+ II Since quite some time ASUS has been equipping its boards with digital power designs. Using the the right software it is not only possible to adjust voltages whilst being in Windows on can now also control impedances. Furthermore this board features high quality 10K black metallic capacitor which guarantee a long lifespan.
VGA Hotwire If you want to overvolt you GPU then you have the possibility to solder two wires on the VGA's voltage regulator and connect it to the onboard variable resistors.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 4 - Connectors and I/O
Page 2 - Specifications / Delivery Page 5 - Conclusion
Page 3 - Layout  

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