What better way is there to head into the weekend than by spying a few shots of a swank blacked out motherboard that's to be used for some secret project? If you feel the same way, then give kudos to Asus for supplying a bunch of pictures of its Rampage IV Extreme - Black motherboard, which we've placed into a photo gallery for your convenience. So, what do we know about this motherboard?
Well, Asus emphatically states that this isn't the official Black Edition, though it is called Rampage IV Extreme - Black, and obviously the PCB (printed circuit board) is black in color. In fact, this is one of three boards that Asus never plans to sell (boo!). Apparently Asus has something else in mind for these slabs of silicon, though it didn't say what or when.
The board is based on Intel's X79 Express chipset for LGA2011 processors. It has eight DDR3 DIMM slots, 4-way SLI/CrossFire support, and all the features you'd expect from a Republic of Gamers (ROG) board.