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  1. #1
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
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    Rampage Series and Upcoming i7-49XX Series

    First, has anyone been privileged enough to have played with a X79 i7-49XX? The next questions are based on an answer of yes.

    Will the Rampage series motherboards be able to run this new CPU with a simple BIOS update?

    I have been reading the IMC is much stronger than previous SB-E chips. Has anyone confirmed 2400mhz+ memory speeds without issues?

    I am considering the 4930K when released. I may hold onto the 2400mhz Dominator Platinum. But then, maybe this new breed of i7 can run memory much higher without issue.
    GUTS: Rampage IV Formula (4004) / Intel 3930K / 16GB Dominator Platinum 2400mhz / Corsair NeutronGT 240GB SSD / 2X EVGA GTX680 4GB 2-Way SLI / Corsair AX1200i PSU / Genesis 9000B Case

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    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array rjbarker PC Specs
    rjbarker PC Specs
    MotherboardMaximus XI Extreme (BIOS 0605)
    Processor9900K @ 5.1 Ghz w EK Velocity
    Memory (part number)32 GB -Dominator Platinum 3200 Mhz CAS 16
    Graphics Card #1Evga 1080Ti SC Black Edition w EK FC Blocks
    Graphics Card #2Evga 1080Ti SC Black Edition w EK FC Blocks
    Sound CardOnboard Realtek
    MonitorDell Alienware 34" Ultra wide 120Hz Gsync
    Storage #1Samsung 970 Pro 512G M.2 NNMe
    Storage #2Samsung 860 Pro 512G & 256G
    CPU CoolerEK Supremacy Copper w Nickel Plating
    CaseCorsair 900D
    Power SupplyCorsair AX 1600i
    OS W10 HP x64
    Accessory #1 480 * 360 * 240 XSPC Radiators (15 Fans) w 4 Channel 200W Fan Controller
    Accessory #2 XSPC Photon Rez / Vario Pump combo
    Accessory #3 Fesser Flex Tubing - Bits Power Fittings & EK SLi Terminal
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    May 2013

    Yes all things point to far better "Memory Support" (IMC) out of the box, as including 1866 and 2133 Mhz, not sure about 2400 Mhz (probably so).
    Also, Native Support for PCI-E 3.0, no "hacks" required
    I'm hoping a simply BIOS Update, but thought I also read somewhere about new Chipset (not positive, but know I read it somewhere). That wold also be my question, will current RIVE Support new CPU even if its a new Chipset (BIOS and Drivers ? )

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    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array HiVizMan's Avatar
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  4. #4
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    Jan 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by rjbarker View Post
    Also, Native Support for PCI-E 3.0, no "hacks" required
    The X79 Rampage IV Formula has Native support for PCI-E 3.0 if you run ATI cards instead of those POS Nvidia cards that need hacks,found out the hard way,

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