The Rampage IV GENE represents the third Rampage IV motherboard to launch from ROG, following on from the Formula and Extreme in 2011. As ever, the GENE is a microATX board that’s small on size but big on features. It follows in the Formula’s footsteps with a feature-set that angles itself towards hardcore gamers, albeit LAN gamers in need of portable – or at least smaller – rigs, rather than pro overclockers. This includes its 2(/3)-way SLI/CrossFireX from the three PCI-Express 16x slots squeezed in, along with the latest SupremeFX III audio. Obviously there’s still the OC-edge from the ROG-grade DIGI+ CPU and DRAM power hardware and the meaty VRM cooling. All this is then wrapped up in the usual ROG red and black.