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ASUS Rampage IV Gene Review

By on February 7, 2012
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Unleashing X79 power in a small package.

Good: Decent stock performance, Easy and stable overclock, AI Suite II software provide a rich overclocking and system management experience
Bad: Stock performance slower than competitors, Only place for 2-way SLI/CFX setup
Price: AED 900
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

As soon as Intel launched the new Sandy Bridge-E processors, you knew ASUS would bring out the big guns for the X79 platform. And sure enough, both the Rampage IV Formula and Rampage IV Extreme were one of the best performing motherboards we have tested.

 

Of course, not everyone wants to have a massive tower for their gaming rig, but for the power hungry user who wants high-end performance in a small package, ASUS has the Rampage IV Gene mATX motherboard.

Looking at the features list and the basic layout, the Rampage IV Gene looks like a cut down version of the Rampage IV Formula. Included with the Rampage IV Gene are similar accessories as well.

First off we have the ROG sticker and the door hanger, followed by the instruction manuals and drivers and utilities CD. A very handy sticker chart is also available for you to label all your cables inside the case. Then there are six SATA cables, one ROG Connect cable, an SLI bridge, and a set of Q-connectors. And bringing it home is the rear I/O panel cover.

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