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#1 bp9801

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:45 PM

OCC reviewer ccokeman takes a look at a new ASUS motherboard on the Intel X79 platform. See what he thinks of it in our review of the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme - http://www.overclock...sus_rampage_iv/

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:25 PM

If only it was $200 cheaper.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:48 PM

^ Say it like this: not for everyone. :)

And as for the review, it is one of the reviews for which I was waiting for in this forum. Good work.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:02 PM

My friend got the formula, real nice board. With the formula having 4 way gpus unlike last gen, it really only makes this one useful to those doing extreme cooling or needing a buttonne of ram

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:54 AM

Just too pricey - and thats coming from a guy who bought two HD7970's on launch day prices ...
Doesnt even have 8+8pin for dedicated CPU power like my Extreme 9 , only 8+4pin :huh:

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:10 AM

Just too pricey - and thats coming from a guy who bought two HD7970's on launch day prices ...
Doesnt even have 8+8pin for dedicated CPU power like my Extreme 9 , only 8+4pin :huh:


im sorry, but i just dont see how a cpu would need 300 watts, unless overclocked on ln2 or above (or its a bulldozer :P )

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:22 AM

im sorry, but i just dont see how a cpu would need 300 watts, unless overclocked on ln2 or above (or its a bulldozer :P )


Thats not the point, 8+8pin = 150+150 = 300 watts and allows power draw up to 300 watts. The 8+4pin only is 150+75 which is only 225watts power draw. According to http://www.thermalta...utervision.com/ and using a 3930K at 5GHz with 1.5 (actually would need 1.525v up to 1.55v for 24/7 stability) it will use 244 watts which exceeds the connectors on the RIVE which means decreased stability. Using 1.55V for 5GHz results in a power draw of around 260 watts which means that the RIVE will now have even less stability. The Extreme 9 is simply better than the RIVE with regard to available CPU power.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:28 AM

Just too pricey - and thats coming from a guy who bought two HD7970's on launch day prices ...
Doesnt even have 8+8pin for dedicated CPU power like my Extreme 9 , only 8+4pin :huh:

You're assuming they only pull what is rated from the CPU power plugs. I'd be shocked if they actually limited it at all. I know my ASRock board certainly didn't - because I saw CPU power well over 300 watts at full tilt 4.6 GHz...and it only had a single 8 pin connection.

Don't try to draw a parallel between the CPU power plugs and the ability of the board to deliver power to the CPU socket. :cheers:


Now, back on topic, this board looks SWEET...but I just can't justify that kind of cash for a motherboard. :lol:

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:51 AM

You're assuming they only pull what is rated from the CPU power plugs. I'd be shocked if they actually limited it at all. I know my ASRock board certainly didn't - because I saw CPU power well over 300 watts at full tilt 4.6 GHz...and it only had a single 8 pin connection.

Don't try to draw a parallel between the CPU power plugs and the ability of the board to deliver power to the CPU socket. :cheers:


Its still more stable an overclock using 8+8pin than 8+4pin , ASUS is really cutting cost there since even Gigabyte is using 8+8pin and ROG is supposed to be the best :rolleyes:

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:52 AM

Its still more stable an overclock using 8+8pin than 8+4pin

Not necessarily.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:55 AM

Not necessarily.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:56 AM

Just too pricey - and thats coming from a guy who bought two HD7970's on launch day prices ...


Dude, if you don't mind, what do you do for living? :teehee:

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