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.
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.
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.
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.
|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)
|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.