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Supports Intel® Processors in the LGA1156 Package
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Lynnfield processors in LGA1156 package, which as memory and PCI Express controller integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes, providing great graphics performance. Intel® Lynnfield processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.
Intel® P55 Chipset
The Intel® P55 Express Chipset is the latest one-chipset design to support the latest 1156 socket Intel® Lynnfield processors. Intel P55 provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability.
Double Speed; Double Bandwidth This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.
Why choose when you can have both? SLI or CrossFireX? Fret no longer because with the ROG Maximus III Formula, you´ll be able to run both multi-GPU setups. The board features SLI/CrossFireX on Demand technology, supporting SLI or CrossFireX configuration. Whichever path you take, you can be assured of jaw-dropping graphics at a level previously unseen.
Dual-Channel, DDR3 2133(O.C.) MHz Support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest operation system, 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture double the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance.
ROG Exclusive Features
Plug and Overclock - Tweak it the hardcore way! Monitor the status of your desktop PC and tweak its parameters in real-time via a notebook—just like a race car engineer—with ROG Connect. ROG Connect links your main system to a notebook through a USB cable, allowing you to view real-time POST code and hardware status readouts on your notebook, as well as make on-the-fly parameter adjustments at a purely hardware level.
Optimize your memory without lifting a finger! Why risk crippling your system with poorly tuned memory? Now, with ROG´s exclusive MemPerfect optimizing your memory performance is a simple matter of selecting the frequency you desire, and letting MemPerfect do the rest! MemPerfect quickly checks your memory settings for errors and automatically fixes them—ensuring system stability and maximum efficiency.
Intelligent multiple control at hand The iROG is a special IC which enables several ROG highlitghted functions that gives users full disposal of the motherboard at any stage! This design allows advanced user control and management to be processed purely at a hardware level. iROG greatly increases fun during overclocking for PC enthusiasts and it offers system maintainence and management with more control and efficiency.
Any memory is A-OK! Memory compatibility is among the top concerns when it comes to computer upgrades. Worry no more, MemOK! is the fastest memory booting solution today. This remarkable memory rescue tool requires nothing but a push of a button to patch memory issues and get your system up and running in no time. The technology is able to determine failsafe settings that can dramatically improve system booting success.
Get all hands-on with hardware-based overclocking ProbeIt takes the guesswork out of locating the motherboard´s measurement points, identifying them clearly in the form of 5 sets of detection points so you´ll know exactly where to get quick yet accurate readings using a multitester.
Maximum OC with confidence with burn proof protection to chipsets and CPU! The COP EX allows overclockers to increase chipset voltages without the worries of overheating. It can also be used to monitor and save an overheating CPU. The COP EX allows more freedom and less constraint for maximum performance achievement.
The speed you need to pwn Low Internet latency allows you to frag more, and get fragged less. That´s why ROG has introduced GameFirst, a feature that manages the flow of traffic according to your needs so that you can still listen to online music, download and upload files, and engage in Internet chats without sacrificing the low ping times you need to pwn your opponents.
CPU Level Up
A Simple click for instant upgrade Ever wish that you could have a more expansive CPU? Upgrade your CPU at no additional cost with ROG´s CPU Level Up! Simply pick the processor you wanted to OC to, and the motherboard will do the rest! See the new CPU speed and enjoy that performance instantly. Overclocking is never as easy as this.
One stop performance tuning shop Extreme Tweakers is the one stop shop to fine-tune your system to optimal performance. No matter if you´re looking for frequency adjustment, over-voltage options, or memory timing settings, they´re all here!
Friendly reminder on Voltage Settings In the pursuit of extreme performance, overvoltage adjustment is critical but risky. Acting as the "red zone" of a tachometer, the Voltiminder LED displays the voltage status for CPU, PCH, and Memory in a intuitive color-coded fashion. The voltiminder LED allows quick voltage monitoring for overclockers.
Optimal power boost for extreme CPU overclocking! Maintaining ample voltage support for the CPU is critical during overclocking. The Loadline Calibration ensures stable and optimal CPU voltage under heavy loading. It helps overclockers enjoy the motherboard´s ultimate OC capabilities and benchmark scores.
ASUS EPU-6 Engine
System Level Energy Saving The new ASUS EPU - the world´s first power saving engine, has been upgraded to a new 6 engine version, which provides total system power savings by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. With auto phase switching for components (which includes the CPU, VGA card, memory, chipset, hard drives and CPU cooler/system fans), the EPU automatically provides the most appropriate power usage via intelligent acceleration and overclocking - helping save power and money.
Sound with Clarity
SupremeFX X-Fi buit-in
Listen with absolute HD Play in extreme fidelity ! SupremeFX X-Fi delivers an excellent high definition audio experience to the gamers of ROG. The SupremeFX X-Fi features unique audio innovations for gamers to spot enemies in 3D environment during game play. SupremeFX X-Fi combines the technological quality design of SupremeFX and sound effect technology from Creative Labs to offer games exceptional game sound with absolute quality.
Eliminate background noise while recording This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises like computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
ROG EZ DIY Features
No more shorting pins or moving jumpers With an easy press during overclock, this exclusive onboard switch allows gamer to effortlessly fine-tune the performance without having to short the pins or moving jumpers!
Make connections quick and accurate The Q-Connector allows you to connect or disconnect chassis front panel cables in one easy step with one complete module. This unique adapter eliminates the trouble of plugging in one cable at a time, making connection quick and accurate.
Rich Software Bundled
The best protection from viruses and spyware Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal offers premium antivirus protection for individual users and home offices. It is based on advanced antivirus technologies. The product incorporates the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus engine, which is renowned for malicious program detection rates that are among the industry´s highest.
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Intel® Socket 1156 Core™ i7 Processor/Core™ i5 Processor Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology * Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Intel® P55 Express Chipset
4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)*/2000(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel memory architecture * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. **Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) *** Please refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors Lists).
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (support single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode) 1 x PCIe x4 1 x PCI 2.2
JMicron® JMB363 SATA controller 1 xExternal SATA 3.0 Gb/s port at rear (SATA On-the-Go) 1 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s port
Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2 GameFirst
SupremeFX X-Fi built-in - 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC - EAX® Advanced™ HD 4.0 - X-Fi CMSS®-3D - X-Fi Crystalizer™ - Creative ALchemy - Blu-ray support - Supports Optical S/PDIF out port on rear
2 x 1394a ports (1 port at back I/O, 1 port onboard)
14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (5 ports at mid-board, 9 ports at back panel)
ASUS Unique Features
MemOK! MemPerfect ProbeIt Onboard Switches: Power / Reset / Clr CMOS (at rear) ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED) ASUS Q-Connector ASUS Q-Slot ASUS Q-DIMM ASUS EPU ASUS Fan Xpert ASUS MyLogo3 ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
CPU Power Design - 8-phase CPU power - 2-phase VTT power - 2-phase Memory power ROG Connect CPU Level Up iROG Extreme Tweaker Loadline Calibration Intelligent overclocking tools: - ASUS TurboV EVO - O.C. Profile Overclocking Protection: - COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX) - Voltiminder LED - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x External SATA 1 x S/PDIF Out (Optical) 1 x IEEE 1394a 1 x LAN(RJ45) port 9 x USB 2.0/1.1 1 x PS/2 Keyboard port (purple) 1 x Clr CMOS switch 1 x ROG Connect On/Off switch 8-channel Audio I/O with gold-plated jack
Internal I/O Connectors
3 x USB connectors supports additional 5 USB 2.0 ports (1 port reserved for ROG Connect at rear) 1 x IEEE 1394a connector 7 x SATA connectors (one is from JMicron® 363 (black)) 5 x Fan connectors: 1 x CPU / 2 x Chassis / 2 x Optional 1 x SPDIF out header 1 x CD audio in 1 x Front panel audio connector 2 x thermal sensor connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector 1 x En/Dis-able Clr CMOS header 5 x ProbeIt measurement points 1 x Go Button System panel connector
16 Mb Flash ROM , AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS
WOL by PME,WOR by PME,PXE
User's manual 1 x I/O Shield 1 x ROG Connect Cable 1 x ROG Cable Labels (12 in 1) 1 x SLI Cable 1 x 2-in-1 ASUS Q-Connector Kit 3 x 2-in-1 SATA signal cables 1 x Cable Ties 1 x ROG Theme Label
Support DVD: - Drivers and applications Sound Blaster X-Fi Utility ROG GameFirst Utility ASUS TurboV EVO Utility ASUS PC Probe II ASUS update ASUS AI Suite Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
uATX Form Factor 9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )
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The ASUS Maximus III Gene is a showstopper for a micro-ATX motherboard. For lack of a better description, it's essentially a Maximus III Formula that's removed a couple expansions slots to fit the smaller form factor.
he Maximus III Gene is another excellent product out of ASUS' Republic of Gamers series of motherboards. While the Gene gives up a few features due its much more compact mATX form factor, it still borrows most of the Formula's features and includes pretty much everything you expect from a hi
Even without these nice additions, the Maximus III Gene offers everything we've come to expect from ASUS' Republic of Gamers range - Good performance, excellent overclocking potential and a well featured, laid-out and stable system.
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i would say i prefer it to it's atx equivalent, because of the lack of space when using cf or sli, but it gave some of the best OC possibility and it permit a lot of addon onboard. in two word, great buy
first of all it's size is small so whoever wants a good gaming board but wanna save some space, this is the board for you. The board size is mATX so most case will be ok with this board. I dont use CF or SLI but since this can support up to 2 G-Card this would be good enough for regular gamers.
I purchased this board for a midrange gaming pc and I got exactly what I expected with this mainboard Asus quality. This board has most of the functions that its big brother has the maximus III formula and looks great in an appropriate chassis. I would definatly recomend this board if you dont want to spend big bucks on an extreme version this fits the bill perfecttly.
This motherboard will make everyone who want to control everything inside his computer have a lot of fun. With ROG Connect, it's nice to change volatage, clocking and more instantly with ease.
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