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ASUS Rampage IV Gene LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel X79
  • Core i7 (LGA2011)
  • DDR3 2400(OC)/2133(OC)
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CPU & Chipset Features

Rampage IV Gene

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 four-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.

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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 two SATA 6Gbps and four SATA 3Gbps ports for faster data retrieval, doubling the bandwidth of current bus systems.

PCIe 3.0 Ready

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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 32GBps, double the 16GBps 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.

*Actual PCIe speed depends on installed CPU type.

Multi-GPU Technology

Rampage IV Gene

SLI / CrossFire On-Demand

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 previously unseen.

ROG Exclusive Features

Rampage IV Gene

ROG Connect

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.

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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 221°F (105°C))

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USB BIOS Flashback

Refreshing the BIOS has never been easier
USB BIOS Flashback must be the most convenient way to flash BIOS ever! It allows overclockers to manipulate their BIOS the simplist way one can imagine. No need to enter the BIOS or the operating system, just plug the thumb drive into the ROG Connect port & push the ROG Connect button for two seconds, BIOS will be automatically flashed under standby power. The ultimate BIOS convenience!

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Mem TweakIt

Dynamic timing adjustments, DRAM efficiency gauge
When changing DRAM settings in BIOS, it always takes time for the system to reboot. Worry no more! With Mem TweakIt, you can do DRAM tuning in real-time, view your DRAM efficiency score, and upload and share your ranking online.

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The speed you need to PWN!
Low Internet latency allows you to frag more, and get fragged less. That's why ROG has introduced GameFirst, a feature that manages the flow of traffic according to your needs so that you can still listen to online music, download and upload files, and engage in Internet chats without sacrificing the low ping times you need to pwn your opponents.

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CPU Level Up

A Simple click for instant upgrade
Ever wish that you could have a more expansive CPU? Upgrade your CPU at no additional cost with ROG's CPU Level Up! Simply pick the processor you wanted to OC to, and the motherboard will do the rest! See the new CPU speed and enjoy that performance instantly. Overclocking is never as easy as this.

Sound with Clarity

SupremeFX III™

Supreme Sound
The SupremeFX III™ onboard audio solution is an 8-channel HD audio equipped with a carefully selected 1500uF capacitor which provides clean, ripple-free audio power and – perfect for enveloping gaming environments. With a metallic EMI cover and special layout design on the PCB, advanced SupremeFX Shielding™ technology isolates analog audio signals from digital sources for exceptional clarity and high fidelity, while a gold-plated jack ensures rich notes reach your ears with minimal distortion. In real world testing, a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 110dB was achieved, yielding almost lossless audio.

A bounty of industry standards are supported, including EAX® 5.0 Advanced HD, Creative® ALchemy and THX® TruStudio™ PRO, so the same great audio experiences found in live performances, films and recording studios are reproduced faithfully right on the PC. When bundled with the Sound Blaster® X-Fi MB2 suite, the SupremeFX III™ is the perfect choice to provide an exceptional gaming experience with realistic sound effects.

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Rich Software Bundled

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Kaspersky® Anti-Virus

The best protection from viruses and spyware Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal offers premium antivirus protection for individual users and home offices. It is based on advanced antivirus technologies. The product incorporates the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus engine, which is renowned for malicious program detection rates that are among the industry's highest.

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Whole new design of CPU-Z
ROG CPU-Z is a customized ROG version authorized by CPUID. It has the same functionality and credibility as the original version, with a unique design. Use the whole new look of ROG CPU-Z to truly report your CPU related information and your uniqueness.

Other Features

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Intel Gigabit LAN

Experience the fast network connectivity!
The LAN solution from Intel has been long known to have a better throughput, lower CPU utilization as well as better stability. With the Intel Gigabit LAN solution onboard, the ultimate network experience can therefore be delivered to its users like never before.

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SATA 6Gbps Support

Experience the future of storage!
Supporting next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6.0Gbps data transfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.

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USB 3.0 Support

10 (Front + Rear) true USB 3.0 support!
Experience ultra-fast data transfers at 4.8Gbps with USB 3.0 - the latest connectivity standard. Built to connect easily with next generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data 10X faster and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 components.

What's in the Box

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Learn more about the ASUS Rampage IV Gene

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

Customer Reviews of the ASUS Rampage IV Gene

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  • William M.
  • 1/10/2015 8:56:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: Small form factor, great feature list

Cons: Had the same issues as many other's outlined in these reviews: wouldn't post out of the box, luckily found reviews that pointed out the BIOS needed updating to work with my 4930K, had issues with getting all drivers installed, generally the system is unreliable.

Originally when I started using it it would crash within minutes of booting into Windows. Discovered that the system was auto overclocking to 4.3GHz. Trying to get the machine back to stock speed so I could troubleshoot and confirm it wasn't an OC issue was a pain, and even now the machine steadfastly refuses to keep a base rate. Finding the location in the BIOS tools just to manually dial in the processor speed was a chore, but even when I do dial it back to stock frequency the moment I turn my back this thing dials it back up. Even right now the Intel Proc Identification Utility is telling me it expected 3.4GHz and the system is reporting 3.6. I suppose I should be grateful it's not 4.3.

The built in sound is just plain messed up. Listening to music or movies its as though the system is taking the 5.1 sound channels and only feeding some of those channels into the headphones. Listening to music the guitars and drums sound great, however vocals come and go from being distant to distorted to sounding like it's echoing out of a cave. Movies have similar issues. Haven't been able to find any settings to correct that, contemplating disabling the on board sound and buying a cheap USB sound card solution.

I initially built this system with some used RAM, when the system would BSoD repeatedly I assumed it might be the RAM and ordered some ADATA sticks listed as Asus approved. The machine still locks up solid or BSoDs for no particular reason, so that's a wasted $400.

Other Thoughts: Like a few other people have mentioned, I bought this board because in the past I have had good experiences with the Asus products. I don't build a lot of computers from scratch, but I can honestly say this is the most trouble I have ever experienced getting a PC up and running. I bought this board back in the summer but only pulled together all the other bits in the last month to finalize the PC, so I'm not even sure I can RMA this board even if I wanted to. I'm giving serious consideration to buying a new board from another manufacturer, so I honestly could not recommend this product to anyone.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/23/2014 9:55:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuality Hardware

Pros: Intel Ethernet, Supreme Audio, Overclock friendly.

Cons: Asus customer support.

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  • Todd L.
  • 9/16/2014 6:38:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsProblem free for me

Pros: Lots of high-end features for a microATX board, particularly for LGA2011, just like the rest of ASUS's full-sized ROG boards for X79 chipsets.

Cons: Reliability issues.

Other Thoughts: Nobody is really going to be buying too many of these anymore with the release of the Haswell-E CPUs and the X99 chipset. However, if you've got a Sandy Bridge-E or Ivy Bridge-E CPU and want a compact system, this is really your only choice.

Yes, the board has had reliability issues. The one I acquired (as payment from a family member for IT work I did for them) was already an RMA replacement for one that failed to actually boot at all. Thankfully, this replacement seems to be working just fine and was shipped out with a BIOS new enough to support the 4930k out of the box. Even if it didn't, ASUS thoughtfully provides the BIOS Flashback functionality to update the BIOS without needing a CPU or a single stick of RAM installed.

Now I've got a microATX powerhouse to replace a mid-tower, full ATX, LGA1155, Z77 system that I built about two years ago.

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  • Dennis R.
  • 8/27/2014 3:47:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsX79 chipset is not soldered down well

Pros: Only mATX board for 2011 socket.

Cons: Starting getting Windows blue screen crashes on USB ports and ports not functioning sometimes. Also did a complete Windows re-install because of the craziness with USB ports and flash player causing major system load for some odd reason when getting internet through USB wireless adapter. The windows re-install was near impossible to do because the board did not recognize any drive for Windows to install too!

Re-install did not solve the issues either. So I put on an O-scope to the USB ports and what do I see? TONS OF ELECTRICAL NOISE. I believe the solder balls under the X79 chipset are coming loose because my board did have this issue until recently and I purchased this board when it first came out. So the thermal cycling has most likely caused solder balls to loosen up, which may also explain why I am seeing tons of electrical noise.

ASUS needs to find a way to stop the solder balls from loosening and they need to cool this X79 chipset down WELL. This chip gets super hot!!

Other Thoughts: If you use a USB wireless adapter and your flash videos are suffering from micro-stuttering, then it is most likely being caused by the X79 south-bridge chip loose solder joints that go the USB ports!! It is not a software fault of Adobe flash. To help overcome this, either disable C600/X79 USB hub controller #1 or number #2 (make sure the one you disable does not have the keyboard and mouse attached). This fixed the flash video micro-stuttering issues and crashing stopped.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/16/2014 12:53:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStill DOA after two RMAs

Pros: Ran well for two weeks.

Cons: I 'downsized' from an Asus P9X79 to this microATX to fit my Thermaltake Urban case. After several trouble free . weeks I reset the BIOS to Default after playing around with various fan options. The board failed to post after this and generated - Q LED = VGA, Debug Table = 64 (CPU Initiation is started) error diagnostic codes. Swapped DIMMs, VGA card, no go. PSU fan spins, CPU gets warm.
Cleared CMOS, download newest BIOS, flash, no post. RMA'd board. 'Repaired' board lasted less than a day one day; Blue Screen, no post. Now we have Q LED = CPU and Q table = 00. Tech support suggests reflashing BIOS. No help there. Is a third RMA a charm?
This is my first ever negative experience after nearly two decades of being a happy Asus user.

Other Thoughts: Had to purchase an Asus Gene VII motherboard to keep me going while this board does the FedEx shuffle to the Asus Indiana Depot. No problems to date.
I sleep better at night knowing that ASUS is not sourcing Aerospace or Medical Equipment . .

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  • timothy b.
  • 7/4/2014 11:57:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsRampage 4 gene

Pros: awesome board once it all is working

Cons: very poor service
requested 2 rma's for 2 mobo's only one issued. sent 2 mobo's in one box they say they only checked in one board
I call their tech support and not once have they replied in 3 months. this is --- I received only one board back.

Other Thoughts: their rampage 4 extreme an awesome board love asus products if you send something in take pictures tag it well

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/17/2014 7:34:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Q&A

Pros: Great form factor. Superb BIOS.

Cons: Second Failure within within two months. After two days of operation I set the BIOS to 'Load Optimized Defaults (F5)' in order to establish an overall temperature profile (running this build in a Thermaltake Urban SD1).
Result = unable to reboot - system hangs with Q LED = VGA. RMA'd to ASUS. Two weeks later I get the board back without a diagnosis/repair summary.
Today several file copy errors while backing up and then the system froze. Reboot' Q LED = CPU, Q Code 00. CPU gets power (warm), fans spin, but dead in the water. Swapped power supplies - no dice.
Very dissappointing as I'm a huge fan of ASUS - tablet, notebook and numerous motherboards over the past twenty years

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  • Brent C.
  • 4/20/2014 3:26:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Great only after Updated

Pros: It's a solid motherboard, once working no issues and was able to overclock without any problems. The ROG connect is a great feature, and without it I would have been out of luck with the CPU I got.

Also own a Maximus V Extreme. Rampage and Maximus are very good boards.

Cons: The box, manual, and site say it is compatible with Intel Core i7-4820K Ivy Bridge-E, however they do not mention this requires a BIOS update to work. Even after directly asking tech support on the phone, they suggested RMA and said that I wouldn't need to update the BIOS. On the plus side, Motherboard has a readout saying what the problem is, there is a line of LEDs and one that says CPU will remain on if it can't read it properly.

Other Thoughts: When you download the bios from the website, which can be hard to navigate and find the right one, they have a rename program. The program should rename it to R4G.CAP, if it renames it to something else you probably don't have the right flash file. I also learned the hard way that the Mobo doesn't seem to read large Flash drives, I had to use an old 2gb after the 16gb kept showing it wouldn't read the file.

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  • Peter N.
  • 3/31/2014 1:25:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis Board Is Da Board

Pros: Bios is all pros
flashing bios, saving settings all pro
Low Heat high clk's
4820k ivy-E 4.8 water, everything moves as fast, fast as you click the mouse.

Cons: None Currently, no pre-configured water coolers for chipsets. I believe used in hwbot competitions, they might like something like that. Doesnt have 8 memory Dimm's and memory with more GB is expensive. Then fast memory with more GB is really expensive. Dilemma's

Other Thoughts: When You turn on for the first time, you may not have any display. need to flash bios. Very easy thing to do, just have a usb flash drive when you purchase.
********** In manual it states bios is a ROM file, using USB Bios flash back this did not work. Save bios as a .CAP and it works great. Freaked me out for like 10 minutes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then I'm kind of a everything on auto except bare necessitys bios guy. But I found that Increasing Voltages greater than auto will help system stability and help with sleep issues. Up to user but a little time adjusting goes a long way. I dont think its starving, V+ but just needs a little boost. I dont know the terms for for the voltages but slowly play with voltages on lower cpu configuration. possible night and day difference.

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  • Stoyan D.
  • 3/6/2014 1:13:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat MB

Pros: Very Good MB . It is my main Workstation , Stable and I think is the best microITX money can buy today for socket 2011. Too Many things are good about the motherboard to mention including the "dinosaur" PS2 port like other customer called which is very important to have for every geek who knows his stuff.

Cons: Here Are the Cons: Esata doesn't work properly. Has only 1 PS2 instead of 2. Sata connector facing to the side or the board is very helpful for specific Cases but make it nightmare for the other mitx case which is suppose be use. they could just put is facing you and that would work for any case.

Other Thoughts: It's advance MB capable to use 12 core CPUs, which is $3000 just the cpu by today's market. It's is for advanced user who may have to change bios to accommodate their cpu, or do specific RAM combination to make it work, but if you know what you are doing it's the only mitx out there to fit this scenario.

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