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ASUS Maximus III Gene LGA1156 DDR3 2PCI-E16 PCI-E4 PCI 7XSATA2 GBLAN X-FI Sound Motherboard

Supports Intel K series CPUs since BIOS 1705
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   SKU:  
44628
   Shipping Weight:   3.4 lbs
   Part #: MAXIMUS III GENE

Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

The Republic of Gamers MAXIMUS III GENE consists only the best of the best. We offer the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovating ideas, and we welcome the best gamers to join in. In the Republic of Gamers MAXIMUS III GENE, mercy rules are only for the weak, and bragging rights means everything. We believe in making statements and we excel in competitions. If your character matches our trait, then join the elite club, make your presence felt, in the Republic of Gamers.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Republic of Gamers MAXIMUS III GENE Desktop Board
  • 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
Maximum Memory 16 GB
S/PDIF Yes
Form Factor Micro ATX
Processor Supported Core i7 Core i5
RAID Levels 0 1 5 1+0
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Serial ATA/300
Processor Socket Socket 1156
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Technology Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
Memory Standard DDR3-1600/PC3-12800 DDR3-1333/PC3-10600 DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Width 9.6"
Depth 9.6"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS WEEE
64-bit Processing Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model P55 Express
Number of Memory Slots 4
Number of PCI Slots 1
Multi GPU Supported CrossFireX SLI
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of SATA Interfaces 8
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots 4
Number of PCI Express x4 Slots 1
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 2
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 9
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports 1
PS/2 Port Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports 1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 3
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports 1
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 3
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Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Audio  
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: Creative
     Sound Controller Model: SupremeFX X-Fi
General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: MAXIMUS III GENE
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.asus.com
     Product Name: Republic of Gamers MAXIMUS III GENE Desktop Motherboard
     Product Series: Republic of Gamers
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Serial ATA/300
     RAID Levels: 0
1
5
1+0
     RAID Supported: Yes
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Express x4 Slots: 1
     Number of PCI Slots: 1
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 4
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 3
Interfaces/Ports  
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of FireWire/i.LINK 400 Ports: 1
     Number of PS/2 Ports: 1
     Number of S/PDIF Out Ports: 1
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 9
     PS/2 Port: Yes
     S/PDIF: Yes
     Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of USB Ports: 9
Memory  
     Maximum Memory: 16 GB
     Memory Standard: DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
     Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
Miscellaneous  
     Additional Information:
  • 2133/2000MHz DDR3 memory supported via overclocking

BIOS:

  • 16 Mb Flash ROM
  • AMI BIOS
  • PnP
  • DMI2.0
  • WfM2.0
  • SM BIOS 2.4
  • ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS

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

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
WEEE
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • Republic of Gamers MAXIMUS III GENE Desktop Board
  • 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

Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 8
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Onboard S/PDIF Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 3
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 9.6" (243.8 mm)
     Form Factor: Micro ATX
     Width: 9.6" (243.8 mm)
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
     Chipset Model: P55 Express
     Multi GPU Supported: CrossFireX
SLI
     Processor Socket: Socket 1156
     Processor Supported: Core i7
Core i5
     Processor Technology: Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
     Total Processor Supported: 1

Customer Reviews of (ASUS MAXIMUS III GENE)

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r3pLaY
10/01/11
Experience: 1 Years
Pros
too many to list
Cons
None
Summary
Bought this board about a year ago and all i can say its one of the best mATX MoBo i have ever owned

gypsysoulFC
09/22/11
Experience: 14 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Easiest installation ever, best motherboard I have ever purchased
Cons
None
Summary
I got this MB for a i5 750 I had sitting on my shelf.
After PM, I got it for $127 which was a sweet deal.
I am still waiting to purchase my video card(s)so I haven't been able to really put it to the test yet but based on everything so far, very happy with this purchase.

mathieu_b
04/23/11
Experience: 3 Months
Pros
easy overclock nice performance
Cons
mATX
Summary
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

Lapis Lazuli
03/30/11
Experience: 20 Days
Pros
design,
compact size
Great price for Asus ROG series.
Cons
No usb 3.0? Since this is kind of old board.
Summary
I would this board is very nice.
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.

Bios is better than any other cheaper boards. Easy to OC and bit better looking.

The board design is cool and if you want to OC it to extreme, you can tweak it with your notebook by USB connection.

Bubbles99
03/09/11
Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Great price for a quality board
Cons
I have yet to find one
Summary
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.

Eric-Alexandre_R
02/21/11
Experience: 4 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Nice look, great features
Cons
A little bit small
Summary
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.

bruno_m
02/10/11
Experience: 60 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
I also bought this motherboard after having read some very good reviews on internet. So far i haven't been disapointed at all. Even with CPU, Ram and GPU overcloked, it still runs a 32C temps. Programs that come with the board are great for first time overclockers.
Cons
Lack of USB 3.0 and 6 Gb/S
Summary
Very good board. Small size, great performance. Looks great with my GSkill Ripjaws!

Zunami
05/13/10
Experience: 21 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Overclocks well, sli and asus quality.
Cons
None
Summary
I bought this motherboard because of the great reviews. I wanted a good motherboard that would allow me to overclock and play games without having to worry too much about the motherboard.

I haven't had any compatibility issues and it worked like a charm the first time I turned on my computer.

I would recommend this board to anyone, it is a really nice looking motherboard and there really isn't anything better performance wise for a matx on this platform.

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URL: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/ASUS-Maximus-III-Gene-Motherboa
Comment: Maximus III Gene has an excellent cost/benefit ratio if you are looking for a socket 1156 micro-ATX motherboard with no on-board video and lots of overcloking options.
Posted by: BernardP @10/14/10
URL: http://www.pureoverclock.com/article878.html
Comment: 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.
Posted by: Zunami @04/24/10
URL: http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/asus_maximus_gene/
Comment: 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
Posted by: Zunami @04/24/10
URL: http://www.elitebastards.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article
Comment: 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.
Posted by: Zunami @04/24/10
URL: http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1731&pageID=7954
Comment: ASUS has always shown their dedication to their motherboards, and they continue this dedication with the introduction of the Maximuss III GENE
Posted by: Zunami @04/24/10
URL: http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-maximus-iii-gene-review-test/
Comment: We don't like the Maximum III Gene at all, no Sir. We adore it and as such is worth the money you need to put down on the table. if you are in the market for an mATX motherboard, look no further.
Posted by: Zunami @04/24/10
URL: http://www.vortez.co.uk/contentteller/articles_pages/asus_maximus_iii_
Comment: I choose to give the ASUS Maximus III Gene our 'Gold' award. An impressive level of performance from an easy to use and great looking package. Thumbs up from me!
Posted by: Zenphic @12/15/09
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