ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Review

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We've already covered these images in our preview, so rather than go over old ground we'll direct you there, and let those of you who have read it before gaze in wonder at the gorgeousness of the X79 Rampage IV Black Edition.

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To say that the Black comes with everything but the kitchen sink is almost understating things. Every accessory you can imagine is included.

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The heatsinks definitely do their job on the Black. On the standard Extreme we rarely felt the heatsinks get warm at all, whereas the Black Edition definitely gets warm to the touch. Helpful for those pushing towards records.

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Something which is becoming ever more common is dividing the sound side of the PCB off, and the Rampage Black is no different. When you've got such a high performance set of components it would be foolish to leave them open to possible distortion. We can't remember seeing a back plate so stuffed full of desirable things.

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Most Recent Comments

14-11-2013, 04:06:12

KyoKomodo
Good review Tom, definetly something I'll keep my eye on.Quote

14-11-2013, 05:07:10

MrKambo
nice review, Tom will you be replacing the bench rig with this and 4960X?Quote

14-11-2013, 05:11:04

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by MrKambo View Post
nice review, Tom will you be replacing the bench rig with this and 4960X?
I cant really for GPU reviews, theres far too many in the graph to risk it being a bit out. Motherboard reviews wouldnt matter too much but probably not is the quick answer.Quote

14-11-2013, 05:13:16

ShaunB-91
Very nice looking board, £400 though. Ouch. But I guess if your getting built-in audio that is as good as the best of sound cards...it's not that bad.Quote

14-11-2013, 18:43:34

ThisMaySting
Thank you very much for this review Tom. Long awaited! You covered everything, also watched the video, what a beautiful creation this board is.

I think $500 (according to Newegg) is a bit excessive...but we all know you get what you pay for.

I have been waiting for a board before buying the 4930k, the wait is over.

Over the past 6 years that I have been using ASUS motherboards I have had plenty of ups and down with them, but in all honesty I really have become almost "dependent" (more like 100% comfortable) with them.

Thanks again for the review!Quote
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