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ASUS Rampage IV Extreme (Intel X79) Motherboard Preview

By: Shawn Baker | Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 25, 2011 3:56 pm
Manufacturer: ASUS

ASUS Rampage IV Extreme - The Board Continued


As we move away from the bottom of the board we start to head north, here we can see on the left a USB 3.0 header and our main 24-Pin power connector. On the far right we have our DEBUG and next to that we have the LN2 mode switch we've seen before.




Other little things that stand out are the Start and Reset button and then we've got a few other bits and pieces. Voltage check points, GO button and some switches which are all designed to help in the extreme overclocking side of things.




Moving to the top of the board, you can see we've got a normal 8-Pin CPU power connector on the left and a older 4-Pin one. For users who will be going down the more "extreme" path, the use of the 4-Pin connector may come in handy when it comes to keeping voltages stable.




Moving around to the CPU socket side of things, we've got a very clean CPU area. On either side we can see we've got four DIMMs each bring in a total of eight DIMM slots. They're of course DDR3 slots, but we can't really say much more than that at the moment.




Finally, we finish off with the I/O side of things. We've got eight USB 2.0 ports, PS/2 Combo port, CMOS reset and ROG link, Bluetooth header, two eSATA ports off the ASMedia ASM1061, Gigabit networking off the Intel 82579V controller, four USB 3.0 off the ASMedia 1042 controller and five auxillary ports alongside an optical running off the Realtek ALC898 controller.

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