ASUS has pulled the wraps off their latest X79 motherboard, the Rampage IV GENE. This hails from their Republic of Gamers series of motherboards, so you get a little extra special treatment. It comes with SupremeFX III EMI-shielded audio that guarantees better in-game sound, Intel Ethernet LAN and ROG GameFirst technology boost online multiplayer performance, while ROG Extreme Engine Digi+ II digital voltage regulation provides improved overclocking. The board further uses black metallic capacitors and NexFET Power Block MOSFETs for added durability and heat resistance. All this comes at a price though; Rs.18,650, to be precise with taxes as extra.

Small in size, high of features

Small in size, high of features

Unlike budget micro ATX boards, it supports 2-way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX. Rampage IV GENE uses a custom PCB “red line” layout, which physically isolates SupremeFX III hardware from the rest of the motherboard to eliminate interference and generate clearer, more precise and deeper audio. Better sound helps competitive gamers with improved positioning and spatial awareness, in addition to promoting greater immersion. SupremeFX III comes with its own steel shield, a 1500uF capacitor for stable audio power delivery, plus gold-plated audio jacks. The setup has been tested to 110dB SNR, ensuring lossless performance. EAX Advanced HD 5.0, Creative Alchemy, and THX TruStudio PRO are all fully supported. Rampage IV GENE comes bundled with a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2 suite, providing the rich game audio.

Rampage IV GENE ships with the exclusive ROG Extreme Engine Digi+ II design, consisting of digital voltage regulators for higher power efficiency. The new black metallic capacitors and NexFET Power Block MOSFETs resist heat better and last up to five times longer. In addition, the Rampage IV GENE is  the first Intel X79-based motherboard formally authorized and certified USB 3.0-ready by the USB Implementers Forum. ASUS has gone further and self-developed USB 3.0 Boost to accelerate data speeds beyond reference requirements. The multi-mode design of USB 3.0 Boost increases device connectivity for both the traditional BOT protocol and the newer UASP. Expect to find this board across the country with all major hardware dealers.

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