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    News - ASUS tackles the high-end mATX market with Rampage II GENE

    Supports Intel's Core i7, has six triple-channel DIMM slots, and a pair of PCIe x16 slots to play with.
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    Re: News - ASUS tackles the high-end mATX market with Rampage II GENE

    What an awesome board - all the best bits of X58, crammed into mATX? I'm really impressed!

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    Re: News - ASUS tackles the high-end mATX market with Rampage II GENE

    Tis impressive however if you are running SLI with dual slot cards you have no room for a soundcard Bit of a shame but there isnt anything they could really do i suppose

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    Re: News - ASUS tackles the high-end mATX market with Rampage II GENE

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Tis impressive however if you are running SLI with dual slot cards you have no room for a soundcard Bit of a shame but there isnt anything they could really do i suppose
    This board has the supreme X-Fi built into the motherboard. It's the chip bottom left of the board.

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    Re: News - ASUS tackles the high-end mATX market with Rampage II GENE

    That is one SWEET board.

    I'm surprised ASUS haven't integrated their own Xonar card on to their own motherboard, instead ASUS uses a chip from their fiercest soundcard rival, then again ASUS doesn't manufacture their own sound chips. I really hope that Supreme X-Fi is the real EMU20K deal and not the CA0106 crap, makes the onboard X-Fi a bit redundant.

    EDIT: Just looked at spec, only does EAX4 i.e. no EAX5. Looks like it is the CA0106
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    Re: News - ASUS tackles the high-end mATX market with Rampage II GENE

    Il never use a creative sound card after my emu1212 and XFI extreme audio ever again...

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    Re: News - ASUS tackles the high-end mATX market with Rampage II GENE

    This board looks seriously interesting. I know I'm not the first to say this, but the "I wonder how much it'll cost?" question lingers.

    If it was as expensive as other x58 mobos, it'd be a very, very expensive mATX mobo.

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    Re: News - ASUS tackles the high-end mATX market with Rampage II GENE

    They're more niche than other X58 boards, so I wouldn't be surprised if they cost even more to be honest. Top of the range enthusiast boards in an mATX format and all those features will not be cheap.

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    Good point.

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    Re: News - ASUS tackles the high-end mATX market with Rampage II GENE

    Seen some prices on this.

    http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=a...tf-8&scoring=p currently shows one seller (Kikatek) listing it at £198, whereas other (better-known (to me anyway)) sellers list at around £215.

    Scan (who I'd prefer to buy from if I was in the immediate market) says "Call". Does that mean they are bored and want to chat? (Joke.)

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    Re: News - ASUS tackles the high-end mATX market with Rampage II GENE

    Quote Originally Posted by baius View Post
    Seen some prices on this.

    http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=a...tf-8&scoring=p currently shows one seller (Kikatek) listing it at £198, whereas other (better-known (to me anyway)) sellers list at around £215.

    Scan (who I'd prefer to buy from if I was in the immediate market) says "Call". Does that mean they are bored and want to chat? (Joke.)

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