ASUS MAXIMUS III GENE LGA1156 Intel P55 mATX Motherboard - MAXIMUS III GENE

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Product Overview

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
This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.

SLI/CrossFireX On-Demand
SLI or CrossFireX? Fret no longer because with the ROG Maximus III Formula, 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 2133(O.C.) MHz
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 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.

ROG Connect
Monitor the status of your desktop PC and tweak its parameters in real-time via a notebook—just like a race car engineer—with 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.

GameFirst
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.

MemPerfect
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 them—ensuring system stability and maximum efficiency.

iROG
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
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.

MemOK!
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.

Extreme Tweaker
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!

ProbeIt
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
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 color-coded fashion. The voltiminder LED allows quick voltage monitoring for overclockers.

COP EX
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 CPU. The COP EX allows more freedom and less constraint for maximum performance achievement.

Loadline Calibration
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.

ASUS EPU-6 Engine
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 buit-in
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 combines the technological quality design of SupremeFX and sound effect technology from Creative Labs to offer games exceptional game sound with absolute quality.

Noise Filter
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.

Onboard Switch
With 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!

ASUS Q-Connector
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.

Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
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

Manufacturer Asus
Mfg Part# MAXIMUS III GENE
SKU 212195672
UPC 610839173013
UPC 14 00610839173013
Links
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Features
Back Panel Interfaces 1 x mini-DIN Keyboard/Mouse / 1 x Toslink S/PDIF Out / 1 x IEEE 1394a FireWire / 1 x RJ-45 Network / 9 x Type A USB 2.0 USB / 1 x Mini-phone Audio Line In / 1 x Mini-phone Microphone / 4 x Mini-phone Audio Line Out
Internal Interfaces 1 x HDD LED / 1 x Power LED / 1 x On/Off Switch / 1 x Reset Switch / 3 x USB Header / 1 x FireWire Header / 1 x S/PDIF Out / 1 x Audio Header / 1 x CD-in/Aux-in Connector
Audio Channels 7.1
Number of SATA Interfaces 8
Product Model Maximus III GENE
Manufacturer Part Number MAXIMUS III GENE
Product Name Republic of Gamers MAXIMUS III GENE Desktop Motherboard
Manufacturer Website Address usa.asus.com
Product Series Republic of Gamers
Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
Product Type Desktop Motherboard
Expansion Slots 2 x PCI Express x16 / 1 x PCI Express x4 / 1 x PCI
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Number of Memory Slots 4
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS / WEEE
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Green Compliance 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
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Form Factor Micro ATX
Dimensions 9.60" Width x 9.60" Depth
Processor Technology Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
Chipset Model P55 Express
Total Processor Support 1
64-bit Processing Yes
Multi GPU Support CrossFireX / SLI
Processor Socket Socket 1156
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
RAID Controller Yes
SATA Controller Yes
Tech Specs
CPU
LGA1156 socket for Intel® Core™i7 / Core™i5 Processors
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
* Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® P55 Express Chipset
Memory
Dual channel memory architecture
4 x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory modules
* 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 Lists).
Expansion Slots
2 x PCIe2.0 x16 slots (support single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)
1 x PCIe x4 slot
1 x PCI 2.2
Multi-GPU Technology
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology / ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Storage
Intel® P55 Express Chipset built-in:
6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
Intel Matrix Storage Technology supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
JMicron® 363 controller:
1 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s port
1 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s port at rear (SATA On-the-Go)
LAN
Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
GameFirst
High Definition Audio
SupremeFX X-Fi built-in
8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
EAX® Advanced™ HD 4.0
X-Fi CMSS®-3D
X-Fi Crystalizer™
Creative ALchemy
Blu-ray support
Supports Optical S/PDIF out port on rear
IEEE 1394a
2 x 1394a ports (1 port at back I/O, 1 port onboard)
USB
max. 14 USB 2.0 ports (5 ports at mid-board, 9 ports at back panel)
ROG Exclusive Overclocking Features
CPU Power Design
8-phase CPU power
2-phase VTT power
2-phase Memory power
ROG Connect
CPU Level Up
iROG
Extreme Tweaker
Loadline Calibration
Intelligent overclocking tools:
ASUS TurboV EVO
O.C. Profile
Overclocking Protection:
COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
Voltiminder LED
ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Other Special Features
MemOK!
MemPerfect
ProbeIt
Onboard Switches: Power / Reset / Clr CMOS (at rear)
ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Q-DIMM
ASUS EPU
ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS MyLogo3
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard port (purple)
1 x Clr CMOS switch
1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
1 x IEEE1394a port
1 x External SATA port
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
9 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (1 port for ROG Connect)
1 x ROG Connect On/Off switch
8-channel Audio I/O with gold-plated jack
Internal connectors
3 x USB 2.0 connectors supports additional 5 USB 2.0 ports (1 port reserved for ROG Connect at rear)
7 x SATA connectors (one is from JMicron® 363 (black))
5 x Fan connectors: 1 x CPU / 2 x Chassis / 2 x Optional
1 x IEEE1394a connector
1 x SPDIF out header
1 x CD audio in
1 x Front panel audio connector
2 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 Go Button
System panel connector
BIOS
16Mb AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS
Manageability
WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Accessories
1 x ROG Connect Cable
1 x ROG Cable Label (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 I/O Shield
1 x Cable Ties
1 x ROG theme label
1 x User's manual
Software
Support DVD
Sound Blaster X-Fi Utility
ROG GameFirst Utility
ASUS TurboV EVO Utility
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Suite
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
Form Factor
mATX Form Factor, 9.6”x 9.6” (24.4cm x 24.4cm)
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