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    imMortal Kombatant Array Myk SilentShadow PC Specs
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    Well here's the thing, NVMe wasn't really discussed as a consumer solution back at Z87 mate. It was still a pricey Enterprise toy. But now, it's something the general consumer market can get into. It's only been the last couple months that waves have been made because NVMe is now for everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myk SilentShadow View Post
    Just because the RIVBE is a year old, that doesn't mean jack.
    I think you misunderstood my point, I wasn't trying to say that the R4B should have official NVME support out of the box because it's not that old, that would be stupid. I was saying the R4B should be given NVME official support as a matter of course because it's still quite new.


    Quote Originally Posted by Myk SilentShadow View Post
    They don't have to nor are they obligated to update BIOSes on older boards for NVMe compatibility.
    Let's put this in perspective, the R4B was significantly newer/younger when consumer NVME hit than the R4E was when IB-E CPU's hit, could you imagine any MB manufacturer announcing that they wouldn't be adding IB-E support because the boards were a year old?

    Adding official support for NVME to the BIOS on a £300+ motherboard should not be something that needs a poll, it should be something that is simply done.

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    I wanted to vote but it wouldn't let me.
    Asus Maximus V Extreme BIOS 1903, see specs above avatar.

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    Asus G73 Sw XR1 laptop 8 GB Ram, 160 GB Intel SSD, 80 GB Intel SSD. Purchased used >Ebay 1/10/13, Did clean install of Windows 7

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    imMortal Kombatant Array Myk SilentShadow PC Specs
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubersonic View Post
    I think you misunderstood my point, I wasn't trying to say that the R4B should have official NVME support out of the box because it's not that old, that would be stupid. I was saying the R4B should be given NVME official support as a matter of course because it's still quite new.




    Let's put this in perspective, the R4B was significantly newer/younger when consumer NVME hit than the R4E was when IB-E CPU's hit, could you imagine any MB manufacturer announcing that they wouldn't be adding IB-E support because the boards were a year old?

    Adding official support for NVME to the BIOS on a £300+ motherboard should not be something that needs a poll, it should be something that is simply done.
    It doesn't matter how new the RIVBE is in regards to when NVMe consumer drives came out, my point is that ASUS doesn't have to do any updates to provide support. The fact that an Employee of ASUS has done the poll to see what the community wants is great. I have yet to hear of any other Manufacturer's with support on their Z97/X99 boards, let alone support on older chipsets. Like I said, it's not just on ASUS...Intel has a part to play in this too, since it's their chipsets. I'd love to see support for my RIVF, I know the chance isn't high...but hey, that's what the poll is for and if there is enough interest, well....ASUS(and other Mfrs) and Intel will have to give it serious consideration.


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    Try doing it through an incognito window in your browser mate, might work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myk SilentShadow View Post
    It doesn't matter how new the RIVBE is in regards to when NVMe consumer drives came out, my point is that ASUS doesn't have to do any updates to provide support. The fact that an Employee of ASUS has done the poll to see what the community wants is great.
    Well I guess we will just have to agree to disagree on this, I still say though that providing minor updates for a product that was only launched a year ago should be considered standard for the #1 motherboard producer, this would be expected in industry so why enthusiasts seem content with a raw deal perplexes me.

    In good news though, turns out it works without an official BIOS update!

    Was speaking to a guy last night who is running the 400GB model as a boot drive on his Rampage IV Formula, Windows 8 seems perfectly happy with it, it's been known for some time that the drives work on X79 as secondary drives but AFAIK nobody had tried booting from one yet (or had issues with W7) so it's nice to know

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    Good news people, mine arrived this morning and I can confirm it works fine and boots with the Rampage IV Gene and IB-E CPU, this mirrors Oliver's results with the Rampage IV Formula and SB-E.

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    it'll probably 5 years or more, before the X99 has something i need, wich i don't have on my X79, except NVMe.

    the X99 has (potentially) more cores, faster and (potentially) more RAM, better storage. all of wich i won't need for a long time.

    Watercooling FTW

    "essentially one of the most hardcore overclocking motherboards ever made."
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2014/...board_review/7

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubersonic View Post
    Good news people, mine arrived this morning and I can confirm it works fine and boots with the Rampage IV Gene and IB-E CPU, this mirrors Oliver's results with the Rampage IV Formula and SB-E.
    Can you please post an instruction how to do it?

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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Korth PC Specs
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    How old does a mobo need to be before support ends? Determined by Intel announcing a particular chipset/proc part is now EOL? Or by declining sales which fall below a minimum sustainable threshold? Or by the presence of a newer latest-greatest next-gen product model/revision?

    Not villainizing Asus here, they can't reasonably be expected to continue updating truly obsolete products. And I can't fault them for wanting to make a profit, of course, that's their business lol. And, to be honest, I realize they don't have infinite engineering resources so I would prefer they allocate them towards building/improving their more recent products rather than constantly tweaking/refining their legacies. But just what factors are considered when drawing the line?

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    Confirmed booting fine on z77 in second gcard slot as a boot drive. Works great using the intel preboot driver with win 8 custom install. p8z77-v deluxe mb

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