Author: Bob Buskirk
- The BIOS
- Included Software & ASUS Features
- System Overview & Testing Procedures
- Testing – CPU & Memory
- Testing – System
- Testing – Video
- Testing – Gaming
- Final Thoughts
ASUS’s Republic of Gamers (ROG) line of motherboards has been going strong for a few years now. ROG boards are made for the gamer and enthusiast having the features that these users would want. The board we are taking a look at today is no different. The Rampage IV Formula features 4-way SLI / CrossFireX support, ASUS’s own SupremeFX III audio, Intel Ethernet, ASUS’s ROG connect technology, support for quad channel memory up to 2400 MHz, and so much more. The Rampage IV Formula is positioned between the Rampage IV Extreme at the high-end and the Rampage IV Gene which is ASUS’s mATX version of this board. Read on to see if this is the perfect board for your gaming setup.
The Rampage IV comes in a normal box that we are used to seeing motherboards come in. It is colored red to match the ROG theme. On the back of the box it goes over all of the specifications of the board and gives you an overview of the back panel I/O ports.
The front of the box actually opens up like a book. When opened you can see through the box and take a look at the motherboard. Also there is even more information on some of the features of the board. Opening the box up there are two boxes inside, one with the motherboard and one with the accessories. Included with the motherboard you have the user’s manual, I/O shield, 4x SATA 3GB/s cables, 4x SATA 6GB/s cables, 3-way SLI bridge, SLI bridge, CrossFire cable, Q-connectors for your front panel connections and USB headers, ROG connect cable, X-Socket, ROG door hanger, and stickers to label your cables. The X-Socket allows you to install LGA 1366 CPU coolers on this motherboard. This is another way that ASUS is trying to save you the customer some money.
To give you a good idea of how the Rampage IV Formula comes and for a brief overview of the board check out our video below.