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ROG Maximus III series motherboards promise maximum in-game immersion

ASUS has added the Maximus III Formula and Maximus III GENE to its Republic of Gamers (ROG) lineup of high performance motherboards. Based on Intel's P55 chipset and purpose-designed for gaming, both motherboards are equipped with a wealth of exclusive gamer-centric features that effect improvements across all facets of the user's gaming and overclocking experience.

Bearing the Hallmarks of their High-end Heritage

ASUS' Maximus III Series motherboards are designed to deliver the no-holds-barred gaming performance and gamer-tailored features that have earned ROG its renown amongst gamers. Armed with the best components and top-end technologies, these motherboards ensure users the best possible and most immersive gaming experience on the P55 platform.

Designed for Maximum Immersion

Maximus III Series motherboards are packed with advanced gaming features that deliver the best in-game experience, and give users a decisive edge over their opponents.

  • SupremeFX X-Fi
    With its premium components and support for Creative Labs' acclaimed Crystalizer, CMSS-3D and EAX technologies, SupremeFX X-Fi delivers the most realistic and accurate audio in games. This iteration of SupremeFX X-Fi also supports Blu-ray output.

  • GameFirst
    A unique traffic shaping technology, GameFirst manages the flow of traffic according to users' needs so that they can still perform Web-based tasks, download and upload files, and engage in Internet chats while maintaining the low ping times needed to dominate their opponents during online gaming.

  • Speeding HDD
    Utilizing a dual channel design, Speeding HDD doubles data transfer rates, slashing game loading and data access times. To enjoy this technology, users simply have to connect two HDDs to the specially-marked SATA connectors on the Maximus III Series motherboard. The drives are set-up automatically-no manual configuration is required.

The ATX Maximus III Formula is designed for hardcore gamers and performance seekers who demand the very best specifications and superior extensibility. The mATX Maximus III GENE, on the other hand, is designed for case modders and budget-conscious gamers who prefer smaller machines, yet desire the power and features that only ROG can provide.

Specifications
Model ROG Maximus III Formula ROG Maximus III GENE
CPU Supports Intel® Processors in the LGA1156 Package* Supports Intel® Processors in the LGA1156 Package
Chipset Intel® P55 Intel® P55
Memory 4 x DIMM, Dual Channel, up to 16GB DDR3 2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C)
/1600/1333/1066 MHz
4 x DIMM, Dual Channel, up to 16GB DDR3 2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz
Expansion Slots 3 x PCIe x16 slot, (2 x 2.0 support single at x16 or dual at x8; 1 x 1.0 at x4) 2 x PCIe2.0 x16 slot (support single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)
2 x PCIe 1.0 x1 1 x PCIe 1.0 x4
1 x PCI 2.2 1 x PCI 2.2
Multi-GPU NVIDIA® Quad SLI™ / ATI® CrossFireX™ ready NVIDIA® Quad SLI™ / ATI® CrossFireX™ ready
Storage 10 x SATA 3.0Gb/s
(2 x Speeding HDD SATA / 2 x SATA_ODD / 6 x Standard SATA)
1 x eSATA 3.0Gb/s at rear
7 x SATA 3.0Gb/s
1 x eSATA 3.0Gb/s at rear
LAN Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2 Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
ROG GameFirst ROG GameFirst
High Definition Audio SupremeFX X-Fi 8-Ch. discrete audio card with EAX4.0 support; supports Blu-ray output 8-Ch. SupremeFX X-Fi built-in with EAX4.0 support; supports Blu-ray output
IEEE1394a 2 x 1394a ports (1 port at rear, 1 port onboard) 2 x 1394a ports (1 port at rear, 1 port onboard)
USB 14 x USB 2.0 (9 at rear, 5 onboard) 14 x USB 2.0 (9 at rear, 5 onboard)
Other I/O Ports 1 x PS/2, 1 x eSATA, 1 x IEEE1394a, 1 x Clr CMOS, 1 x Optical S/PDIF, 1 x ROG connect On/Off switch 1 x PS/2, 1 x eSATA, 1 x IEEE1394a, 1 x Clr CMOS, 1 x Optical S/PDIF, 1 x ROG connect On/Off switch
Fan connectors 8 x fan connectors (1 x CPU / 1 x PWR / 3 x Chassis / 3 x Optional) 5 x fan connectors (1 x CPU / 2 x Chassis / 2 x Optional)
Software Kaspersky® Anti-Virus (1-year full edition) Kaspersky® Anti-Virus (1-year full edition)
Features ROG Connect, GameFirst, MemPerfect, MemOK!, CPU Level Up, Extreme Tweaker, iROG, ASUS Q-LED, Loadline Calibration, EPU, Q-Fan plus, Voltiminder LED ROG Connect, GameFirst, MemPerfect, MemOK!, CPU Level Up, Extreme Tweaker, iROG, ASUS Q-LED, Loadline Calibration, EPU, Voltiminder LED
Form Factor ATX, 12”x 9.6” (30.5cm x 24.4cm) mATX Form Factor, 9.6”x 9.6” (24.4cm x 24.4cm)

* Visit www.asus.com for a full listing of supported Intel CPUs.

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ASUS, the world's top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world's best selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,398 awards in 2010, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 10,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2010 was around US$10.1 billion.