You looked them in our i7-3960X the much expected Sandy Bridge Extreme establishing along with the X79 code name Patsburg chip sets. Not just do we have a brand new socket but CPU Board producers have have been fast on the uptake and ASUS is testing to conduct the pack with their X79 Rampage 4 Extreme.
We apperceive the Rampage name able-bodied as the Rampage III Extreme was one of the arch boards for the X58 bearing and its brother, the Maximus IV Extreme was the Republic of Gamers (ROG) teamís access into the Z68 market. As abounding know, the ROG aggregation was founded about bristles years ago with the sole purpose of carrying the best avant-garde hardcore accouterments for absolutely committed gamers and benchers.
With an all-star chic of overclocking enthusiasts and hardcore benchers the ROG aggregation has absolutely arranged the X79 RIVE abounding of appearance for the enthusiast user, abounding of which are industry firsts.
There are three appearance in accurate that the RIVE brings to the table that accept never been apparent on a motherboard: OC Key, Subzero Sense, and VGA Hotwire. The OC Key is a baby accessory that connects to the video agenda achievement and gives users the adequacy to conduct tweaking and ecology after application CPU cycles and slowing bottomward benchmarks.
Subzero Sense integrates two type-K Probe agenda thermometers onboard, eliminating the charge for big-ticket standalone agenda thermometers acclimated by sub-zero benchers. Finally the VGA Hotwire affection integrates a set of 6 capricious resistors and voltage sensors into the board, acceptance acute overclockers to apprehend exact GPU voltages while enabling GPU voltage mods after abacus their own trimpots.
The characteristic stated above actually only scratch the place of what is added and with a chipset that prices upwards of 60percent more than Z68 a premium cost should be looked.The Rampage 4 Extreme is decidedly in the high echelon of the X79 spectrum but at first blush it adds all we could potentially need in a CPU Board.
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