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Asus MAXIMUS III FORMULA ATX Motherboard

 MAXIMUS III FORMULA
Asus MAXIMUS III FORMULA ATX Motherboard


 
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Product Description

  • Supports the Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i5 Processors in the LGA1156 Package
  • Intel P55 chipset / Dual-channel, DDR3 2133(O.C.) Support
  • ROG Connect - Plug and Overclock - Tweak it the hardcore way!
  • GameFirst - The speed you need to pwn
  • MemOK! - Any memory is A-OK!
  • MemPerfect - Optimize your memory without lifting a finger!
Key Features
  • 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.

  • PCIe 2.0
    Double Speed; Double Bandwidth; This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.

  • SLI/CrossFireX On-Demand
    Why choose when you can have both? SLI or CrossFireX? Fret no longer because with the ROG Maximus III Extreme, 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 2200(O.C.) MHz
    The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600(O.C.) / 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.

  • RC Bluetooth
    Overwhelm your acknowledgement with wireless overclocking experience! Still overclocking in old-fashioned way? Let RC Bluetooth bring you the whole new idea of how to do! Just simply push the button from the Back I/O on the RC Bluetooth card, overclockers can real-time monitor the desktop PC system status & tweak its parameters - such as voltages and frequency on the fly. When users want to use ordinary bluetooth functions, just simply push the button once again & enjoy all the wireless convenience brought from RC Bluetooth.

  • ROG Connect
    Plug and Overclock - Tweak it the hardcore way! Monitor the status of your desktop PC and tweak its parameters in real-time via a notebookójust like a race car engineerówith 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.

  • MemPerfect
    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 themóensuring system stability and maximum efficiency.

  • GameFirst
    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.

  • Speeding HDD
    Wait less. Play more! Double your hard disk drive performance easily and affordably with Speeding HDD, a remarkable ROG feature that utilizes a dual channel design to enhance HDD transfer rates. Wait less, play more!.

  • MemOK!
    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.

  • iROG
    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.

  • 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.

  • ProbeIt
    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.

  • Voltiminder LED
    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 colour-coded fashion. The voltiminder LED allows quick voltage monitoring for overclockers.

  • Extreme Tweaker
    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!.

  • Loadline Calibration
    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.

  • COP EX
    Maximum OC with confidence with burn proof protection to chipsets and GPU! 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 GPU. The COP EX allows more freedom and less constraint for maximum performance achievement.

  • ASUS Q-Connector
    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.

  • Onboard Switch
    No more shorting pins or moving jumpers. 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!.

  • Q-Fan Plus
    Optimized quietness and cooling for more devices! The Q-Fan function automatically detects temperature and adjusts fan speed accordingly to achieve quiet and efficient cooling.

  • ASUS EPU 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.

  • SupremeFX X-Fi
    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 also provides gamers a special tool to emphasize human voices in games to help make dialogues clearer and more audible.

  • Noise Filter
    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.

  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus
    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.




Specifications
CPU Intel Socket 1156 Core i7 Processor/Core i5 Processor/
Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology
* Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Chipset Intel P55 Express Chipset
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(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 List).
Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (red) support single at x16 or dual at x8 mode
1 x PCIe x16 (white) supports at x4 mode
2 x PCIe x1
2 x PCI 2.2
Multi-GPU Support Supports NVIDIA SLI Technology / ATI CrossFireX Technology
Storage Intel P55 Express Chipset built-in
6 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
Intel Matrix Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10
JMicron 322 controller and 2 x JMicron 363 controllers:
- 2 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s port (Red) supporting Hardware RAID 0 and 1 (SPD_HDD1 + SPD_HDD2)
- 1 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s port (SATA On-the-Go)
- 2 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s port (White) - SATA_ODD1 + SATA_ODD2
LAN Realtek RTL8110SC Gigabit LAN controller
GameFirst
Audio SupremeFX X-Fi discrete Audio Card
8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
EAX Advanced HD 4.0
X-Fi CMSS-3D
X-Fi Crystalizer
Creative ALchemy
Supports 1 x S/PDIF out header
Supports Coaxial/Optical S/PDIF out ports on rear
Blu-ray support
IEEE 1394 2 x 1394a ports (1 port at back I/O, 1 port onboard)
USB 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (5 ports at mid-board, 9 ports at back panel)
Overclocking Features Extreme Engine Power Design
- 16-phase CPU power
- 3-phase VTT power
- 3-phase Memory power
ROG Connect
CPU Level Up
Memory Level Up
Speeding HDD
iROG
Extreme Tweaker
Loadline Calibration
Intelligent overclocking tools:
- ASUS AI Booster Utility
- O.C. Profile
Overclocking Protection:
- COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
- Voltiminder LED
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features MemOK!
MemPerfect
ProbeIt
Onboard Switches: Power / Reset / Clr CMOS (at rear)
Q-Fan Plus
ASUS EPU
ASUS MyLogo3
ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Q-DIMM
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x External SATA
1 x IEEE 1394a
1 x LAN(RJ45) port
1 x Clr CMOS switch
1 x ROG Connect On/Off switch
1 x PS/2 Keyboard port (purple)
9 x USB 2.0/1.1 (1 port for ROG Connect)
Internal I/O Connectors 3 x USB connectors support additional 5 USB 2.0 ports (1 port reserved for ROG Connect @ rear)
1 x IEEE 1394a connector
10 x SATA connectors: 2 x Speeding HDD SATA connectors (Red) / 2 x SATA_ODD (White) / 6 x standard SATA connectors (Gray)
8 x Fan connectors: 1 x CPU / 1 x PWR / 3 x Chassis / 3 x Optional
3 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 ROG light connector
1 x Go Button
System panel connector
BIOS 16 Mb Flash ROM , AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS
Manageability WOL by PME,WOR by PME,PXE
Accessories User''s manual
1 x I/O Shield
1 x ROG Connect Cable
1 x SLI Cable
1 x SupremeFX X-Fi Audio Card
1 x 2-in-1 ASUS Q-Connector Kit
3 x 2-in-1 SATA signal cables
1 x 2-port USB2.0 + ESATA module
1 x Cable Ties
1 x ROG theme label
1 x 12-in-1 ROG Cable Label
Support Disc ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS AI Suite
ASUS Update
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Support DVD:
- Drivers and applications
Sound Blaster X-Fi Utility
ASUS TurboV EVO utility
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
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