Asus has launched the ROG Rampage IV GENE X79 micro ATX gaming board in India, using the X79 chipset, and meant for Sandy Bridge-E CPUs compatible with Intel Socket LGA 2011. According to Asus, the ROG Rampage IV GENE X79 is the first Intel X79-based motherboard formally authorized and certified USB 3.0-ready by the USB Implementers Forum. Unlike budget microATX boards, it also supports 2-way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX.
Other features of the Asus ROG Rampage IV GENE X79 mATX board include SupremeFX III EMI-shielded audio for better in-game sound, Intel Ethernet LAN and ROG GameFirst technology for enhanced multiplayer performance, and ROG Extreme Engine Digi II digital voltage regulation for improved overclocking.
The Asus ROG Rampage IV GENE X79 board uses Black Metallic capacitors and NexFET Power Block MOSFETs for added durability and heat resistance. EAX Advanced HD 5.0, Creative Alchemy, and THX TruStudio PRO are all fully supported. The Rampage IV GENE X79 also comes bundled with a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB2 suite.
The Asus ROG Rampage IV GENE X79 micro ATX motherboard has been priced at Rs. 18,650 in India, excluding taxes. It comes with a 3 year warranty.