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Asus Rampage III Extreme Motherboard review

Rating: 9.0.

Asus has been leading the way with motherboard design for many years now and the Rampage series has been the foundation of their flagship Intel range for the past three generations – always pushing creative touches and overclocking performance to new levels. Today KitGuru has the latest iteration in our labs for review – the aptly named Rampage III Extreme.


Model Asus ROG Rampage III Extreme
CPU Supports the Intel® Processors in the LGA1366 Package
Chipset Intel® X58/ICH10R
Memory 6 x DIMM, Triple Channel, up to 24G
DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C)/1600/1333/1066 MHz
Expansion Slots 4 x PCIe2.0 x16 slot (x16; x16/x16; x16/x8/x8 and x8/x8/x8/x8)
1 x PCIe x4
1 x PCI 2.2
Multi-GPU NVIDIA 3-Way SLI™ / ATI CrossFireX™ Technology, ready for 4 single PCB graphic cards
Storage 7 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ; 1 x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s; 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
Bluetooth Bluetooth V2.0/V2.1+EDR accessories card

RC Bluetooth ON/OFF switch

LAN Intel® Gigabit LAN
Audio 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
IEEE1394a 2 x 1394a ports (1 port at rear; 1 port onboard)
USB 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (at back panel)
9 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports at midboard; 6 ports at back panel, 1 for ROG Connect)
Other I/O Ports 1*PS/2, 1*eSATA, 1*IEEE1394a, 1*Clr CMOS, 1* ROG Connect Switch
Fan connectors 8 x Fan connectors (1 x CPU / 1 x PWR / 3 x Chassis / 3 x Optional)
Software Kaspersky anti-virus (1-year full edition); 3DMark® Vantage Advanced Edition
Features Extreme Engine Digi+, USB BIOS Flashback, ROG Connect, ROG Extreme OC Kit, Extreme Tweaker, iROG, ProbeIt, ASUS Q-LED, Loadline Calibration, Q-Fan plus
Form Factor extended ATX Form Factor, 12”x 10.6” (30.5cm x 26.9cm)

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