ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Review

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ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Review

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As you can see nearly everything about the Rampage IV Black Edition is improved over the already excellent Extreme version. The quality of the audio components is a particular highlight, and anyone who has made do with the scratchy audio of old integrated solutions will be left slack-jawed at the quality now available as an onboard offering.

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You could almost play spot the difference if you had enough time and the inclination to do so. Thankfully for you we've already covered this in our video review, so you're saved from it. But it's definitely a case that ASUS haven't done any laurel resting, but instead made the most of the X79 chipset and tried to overcome the limitations inherent in the Intel design. The ability to securely erase your drives is one that you're unlikely to use often, but will be a boon on the day that there is an unexpected knock on the door. The RAM Disk allows you to perform tasks at blistering speed, and if you're reliant upon one or two applications it can really improve your workflow.

And we haven't even mentioned the inclusion of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag.

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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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