2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket
Quad DDR3 2400 (O.C.)
SLI/CrossFireX – with x16/x16 (Gen 3.0) speed on a compact platform
Extreme Engine Digi+ II - Optimum power efficiency with premium
components and intelligent digital design
SupremeFX III – Supreme sound
GameFirst with Intel Ethernet - The speed you need to pwn
LGA2011 Intel® Core™ i7
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Sandy Bridge-E processors in the
LGA2011 package, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support
4-channel (8 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0 lanes. This provides great
graphics performance. Intel® Sandy Bridge-E processors are among the most
powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel® X79 Chipset
The Intel® X79 Express Chipset is the latest single-chipset design that
supports the new socket 2011 Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition processors. It
improves performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing for
increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the X79 comes with 2 SATA 6Gb/s
and 4 SATA 3Gb/s ports for faster data retrieval, doubling the bandwidth of
current bus systems.
PCIe 3.0 Ready
PCI Express® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the latest PCI Express bus standard with
improved encoding schemes that provide twice the performance of current PCIe
2.0. Total bandwidth for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32GB/s, double the
16GB/s of PCIe 2.0 (in x16 mode). As such, PCIe 3.0 provides users unprecedented
data speeds, combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by
complete backward compatibility with PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. PCIe 3.0
will become a must-have feature for users who wish to improve and optimize
graphic performance, as well as have the latest technology available to them.
Why choose when you can have both?
SLI or CrossFireX? Fret no longer because with the ROG Rampage IV GENE, you’ll
be able to run both multi-GPU setups. The board features SLI/CrossFire on Demand
technology, supporting up to Quad-GPU SLI or Quad-GPU CrossFireX configuration.
Whichever path you take, you can be assured of jaw-dropping graphics at a level
Plug and Overclock - Tweak it the hardcore way!
Monitor the status of your desktop PC and tweak its parameters in real-time via
a notebook—just like a race car engineer—with ROG Connect. ROG Connect links
your main system to a notebook through a USB cable, allowing you to view
real-time POST code and hardware status readouts on your notebook, as well as
make on-the-fly parameter adjustments at a purely hardware level.
Extreme Engine Digi+ II
Optimum power efficiency with premium components and intelligent digital
design The Extreme Engine Digi+ II has been upgraded and equipped with the
finest Japan-made 10K Black metallic capacitors, while the digital VRM design
allows you to achieve ultimate performance with adjustable CPU and memory power
management frequencies. Precise adjustments create greater efficiency,
stability, five times longer lifespan than solid capacitors* and performance for
total system control. (*At operating temperature of 105°C)
Asmedia SATA Controller Driver V188.8.131.52 for Windows XP/Vista/7 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
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