Asus | Rampage IV Extreme/BATTLEFIELD 3 | The most powerful X79 board with Battelfield 3 bundled

Rampage IV Extreme/BATTLEFIELD 3
The most powerful X79 board with
Battelfield 3 bundled has arrived!
• 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor family for the LGA 2011
• Intel® X79 Express Chipset
• X-Socket - Get more life out of your LGA1366 CPU coolers
• OC Key - The key to real time monitoring and overclocking!
• Subzero Sense - Find out how cold your board is
• VGA Hotwire - Hotwire your system
The Rampage IV Extreme/Battelfield3 aims to fulfill PC enthusiasts’ needs towards superior performance. The Rampage IV Extreme/Battlefield3 motherboard
supports the latest LGA 2011 socket for 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 and Extreme Edition Processors, and it ships with some truly revolutionary advanced
features. New is the OC Key, a dongle device that allows you to monitor and adjust system settings in real-time, even while in-game without any extra software
needed while the X-Socket feature allows you to keep using a LGA 1366 CPU cooler on a X79 Rampage IV Extreme/Battelfiled3 motherboard, saving you your
hard earned cash. Tactical video support is available for 4-Way SLI and CrossFireX, which helps drive home the smoothest gaming experience. With great
performance excellence, it’s time to dominate the Battlefield
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Rampage IV Extreme/BATTLEFIELD 3 Product Overview
CPU & Chipset Features
LGA2011 Intel® Core™ i7
Intel® X79 Chipset
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
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
PCIe 3.0 Ready
The latest PCI Express bus standard delivers imporved encoding for 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). PCIe 3.0 provides users unprecedented data speeds
combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. It
is a must-have feature PC users aiming to improve and optimize graphics performance, as well as have the latest, most future-proof
* This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC. Functions will be available when using PCIe 3.0-compliant devices. Please refer to for
updated details.
Multi-GPU Technology
Memory features
SLI/CrossFire On-Demand
Quad-Channel, DDR3 2400 MHz
Why choose when you can have both?
SLI or CrossFireX? Fret no longer because with the ROG
Quad-Channel DDR3 2400 MHz
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of
Rampage IV Extreme you’ll be able to run both multi-GPU
setups. The board features SLI/CrossFire on Demand
2400/2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of
the latest operation system, 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications.
technology, supporting up to four graphics cards in a 4-Way SLI
or CrossFireX configuration. Whichever path you take, you can be assured of
The quad-channel DDR3 architecture double the bandwidth of your system
memory to boost system performance.
jaw-dropping graphics at a level previously unseen.
OSD Monitor
The key to real time monitoring!
Knowing information is key in any situation. Monitor the status of your system in
real-time with a convenient graphical overlay displayed right on screen with
OSD Monitor. It allows you to view POST codes in real-time,
complete hardware status and even the readout from VGA
Hotwire and Subzero Sense, all at a pure hardware level.
OSD TweakIt
The key to real time overclocking!
Tweak the parameters of your system in real-time with a
convenient graphical overlay displayed right on the screen with
OSD TweakIt. It provides you with a set of critical and hardwaredriven functions so you can tweak your system on-the-fly.
ROG EZ DIY Features
Get more life out of your LGA1366 CPU coolers
Don't junk that expensive LGA1366 heatsink! With X-Socket,
Sound with Clarity
switch out the LGA2011 pad for a 1366 one and get more life
out of your previous CPU cooler.
7.1-channel Audio
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Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC!
The onboard 7.1-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously
codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output,
jack-sensing feature, retasking functions and multi-streaming technology.
ROG Exclusive Features
VGA Hotwire
Hotwire your system
Love to overvolt but got mad trimming the tiny variable
resistors? With the VGA Hotwire feature, plug the two-wire cable
onboard and solder two wires on the VGA's voltage regulator
and accurately adjust the voltage, taking your system to the next
level while avoiding some risks.
Subzero Sense
Extreme Engine Digi+ II
ROG Connect
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)
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.
ROG iDirect
Easily check the status of your graphics cards and memory
Tune your PC from your iPhone or iPad now!
in the BIOS!
Notice potential problems even before you enter the OS!
Overclockers can save valuable minutes in detecting component
Still overclocking your PC the old-fashioned way? Let ROG
iDirect bring you a whole new tweaking experience right on your
iPhone or iPad! Thanks to the Bluetooth card that comes with
failure under extreme conditions. With GPU.DIMM Post, quickly
and easily check your graphics cards and memory DIMMs status in the BIOS,
potentially keeping that record-breaking overclock!
select ASUS ROG motherboards, you can monitor your PC and
tweak parameters such as voltages and frequencies in real time wirelessly from
your iPhone or iPad!
Find out how cold your board is
Love overclocking in LN2 mode, but have trouble finding out just
how cold your board is? Worry no more, with Subzero Sense
you can read the system’s temperature even in its coldest
subzero degrees temperature.
Bundled software
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
The best protection from viruses and spyware Kaspersky® Anti-
The real tool for optical and virtual discs
Virus Personal offers premium antivirus protection for individual
DAEMON Tools Pro offers essential functionality to backup CD,
users and home offices. It is based on advanced antivirus
technologies. The product incorporates the Kaspersky® AntiVirus engine, which is renowned for malicious program detection
DVD and Blu-ray discs. It converts optical media into virtual
discs and emulates devices to work with the virtual copies.
DAEMON Tools Pro organizes data, music, video and photo
rates that are among the industry's highest.
collections on a PC, notebook or netbook.
Other Features
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.
Intel® Socket 2011 for 2nd Generation Core™ i7 Processors
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2
Intel® X79
* Refer to for CPU support list
8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Quad Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Multi-GPU Support
Expansion Slots
Supports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology
4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 *1
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode, gray) *1
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Intel® X79 chipset :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), black
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller :
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
Intel®, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Bluetooth V2.1+EDR
Realtek® ALC898 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
USB Ports
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
8 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 4 at mid-board)
Intel® X79 chipset :
12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (8 at back panel, black+red, 4 at mid-board)
- OSD TweakIt
- OSD Monitor
ROG Connect :
- RC Diagram
- RC Remote
- RC Poster
- GPU TweakIt
ROG iDirect
Extreme Engine Digi+ II :
- 8 -phase CPU power design
- 3 -phase VCCSA power design
- 2 + 2 phase DRAM power design
ROG Extreme OC kit :
- Subzero Sense
- VGA Hotwire
Overclocking Features
- Slow Mode
- LN2 Mode
- PCIe x16 Lane Switch
- Q Reset
- EZ Plug
UEFI BIOS features :
- ROG BIOS Wallpaper
Extreme Tweaker
Loadline Calibration
BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback
Overclocking Protection :
- COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
- Voltiminder LED II
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features
CPU Level Up
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- MemOK!
- Onboard Button : Power/Reset/Clr CMOS (at back IO)
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- ASUS Q-Fan Plus
- ASUS Fan Xpert
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-Connector
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x Bluetooth module(s)
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
Back I/O Ports
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.0
8 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to ROG Connect)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x ROG Connect On/ Off switch(es)
1 x RC Bluetooth switch(es)
Internal I/O Ports
2 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 3.0 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
2 x CPU Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
3 x Optional Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x OC Key header(s)
1 x OT header(s)
2 x Subzero Sense connector(s)
1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
7 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x LN2 Mode header(s)
1 x Q Reset switch(es)
2 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin in white for memory DIMMs; 6-pin in black for PCIe slots)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x Go Button(s)
1 x BIOS Switch button(s)
I/O Shield
4 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x 4-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x SLI bridge(s)
1 x CrossFire cable(s)
1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
1 x ROG Connect cable(s)
1 x ProbeIt cable set(s)
1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
1 x OC Key(s)
1 x OC Key cable(s)
1 x X-Socket pad(s)
1 x BATTLEFIELD 3 Key Code(s)
1 x BATTLEFIELD 3 Lanyard(s)
2 x 64Mb Flash ROMs, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS
WfM2.0, DMI2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support DVD:
Support Disc
- Drivers and Applications
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
ASUS TurboV EVO Utility
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Charger+
Daemon Tool Pro Standard
ASUS WebStorage
Form Factor
Extended ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 10.7 inch ( 30.5 cm x 27.2 cm )
* This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC. Functions will be available when using PCIe 3.0-compliant
devices. Please refer to for updated details.
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