Tuesday, September 8th 2009

ASUS Unleashes ROG Maximus III Series Motherboards

ASUS today 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—from improved in-game response and reduced Internet latency, to convenient hardware-based, real-time tweaking. The ATX Maximus III Formula is targeted at PC enthusiasts, hardcore gamers and early adopters who crave leading-edge specifications, enhanced extensibility, and the cool factor, while the mATX Maximus III GENE is designed for case modders and budget-conscious gamers who prefer smaller—yet still power-packed—machines.

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.
  • 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.
  • SupremeFX X-Fi: With its premium components and support for Creative Labs' acclaimed Crystalizer, CMSS3D 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.
Designed for Maximum Tweakability
Maximus III Series motherboards feature a revolutionary overclocking interface dubbed ROG Connect. ROG Connect enables users to link up to the embedded iROG controller via a separate PC—such as a notebook—connected via a USB cable. This allows users to tune the main system at a purely hardware level in real-time, as well as view POST code and hardware status readouts, on a notebook or netbook—just like a race car engineer.

Designed for Maximum Compatibility
Memory is temperamental, and oftentimes difficult to tune. ROG Maximus III Series motherboards enable users to easily circumvent potential memory compatibility issues with the inclusion of MemPerfect, a tool that automatically tests, fixes, and adjusts memory for the best possible performance. The result is greater system stability, optimized speed, and the ability to resolve issues quickly without having to manually perform lengthy memory tests.

Designed for Users with Differing Needs
While both Maximus III Series motherboards feature the same rich complement of features to enhance users' gaming and computing experience—such as ROG Connect, GameFirst and MemPerfect—they are available in two different form factors to cater to the needs of different users.

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
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12 Comments on ASUS Unleashes ROG Maximus III Series Motherboards

#2
Mussels
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* 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.

uhhh.... useless? it cant shape other PC's or devices, so its only going to help in single PC environments.

* 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.

oh wow, RAID!

* SupremeFX X-Fi: With its premium components and support for Creative Labs' acclaimed Crystalizer, CMSS3D 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.

realtek onboard audio w/ creative X-Fi MB!


cmon asus, PLEASE try harder. or dont try with marketing that makes your marketbase laugh at you.
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#3
[I.R.A]_FBi
BIOS accessible froma next pc is cool though, thats the only thing there worth ooohing about
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InnocentCriminal
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I've had hands on experience with a pre-production Gene - and honestly I was really impressed. Especially with the ability to connect up another computer and OC or even debug independently to the original machine.

I had great fun OC'ing an ES 1156 i7 with the aforementioned board.
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Kitkat
by: Mussels
* 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.

uhhh.... useless? it cant shape other PC's or devices, so its only going to help in single PC environments.

* 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.

oh wow, RAID!

* SupremeFX X-Fi: With its premium components and support for Creative Labs' acclaimed Crystalizer, CMSS3D 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.

realtek onboard audio w/ creative X-Fi MB!


cmon asus, PLEASE try harder. or dont try with marketing that makes your marketbase laugh at you.
yeah but comon tho when u saw a ROG board at LAUNCH u knew it wouldnt be anything inovative thats why i never (somthing like this) buy at launch anyway. the only new REAL feature is tthe only new REAL feature is the ability to (and yes) oc your computer from another computer. Why do u ask?? i dont know. lol I do like the small one tho it looks cool but chasrging ROG prices for it when it acts the same as any other launch boards is over the top for me. They are trying to get the noobs.

by: InnocentCriminal
I've had hands on experience with a pre-production Gene - and honestly I was really impressed. Especially with the ability to connect up another computer and OC or even debug independently to the original machine.

I had great fun OC'ing an ES 1156 i7 with the aforementioned board.
gene wasnt a launch board
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
The Gene series is really awesome, just wish they had it in AMD flavor. Yeah I like my Crosshair 3 (still not got it up yet, waiting for classes to be over) but 199.99 for it seemed steep when a Gigabyte or MSI board offered 4x PCIe 16 slots, and more PCI slots than the one it totes.
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InnocentCriminal
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by: Kitkat
gene wasnt a launch board
I never said it was - what I actually said, which you've apparently missed, is the fact it was a pre-production board.
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Kitkat
by: InnocentCriminal
I never said it was - what I actually said, which you've apparently missed, is the fact it was a pre-production board.
oh my bad i mean even if it was pre prod im just saying it came AFTER they figured some things u know. ROG boards have a rep of like AFTER we are done and learned all the kinks and tweaks of something then we come and MURDER IT with an over the top ROG board. Seeing one at launch of a chipset is where they get me with this one cause.... what did they do make the other boards dumber? Sure it has allot of features and is still top of the line but makes u wonder if its any better than the gigabyte (which there launch should be FIRE) cause there boards are well put together and one for Everyone in market. (at launch that is)

by: WarEagleAU
The Gene series is really awesome, just wish they had it in AMD flavor. Yeah I like my Crosshair 3 (still not got it up yet, waiting for classes to be over) but 199.99 for it seemed steep when a Gigabyte or MSI board offered 4x PCIe 16 slots, and more PCI slots than the one it totes.
SET IT UP ALREADY IT SMOKES! lol This design came a lil later on so im sure the 890s will go in a totaly diff direction or be the same. As far as a micro atx goes i wanna see that too ;)
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#11
troyrae360
Why would you want to overclock from another computer?
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#12
InnocentCriminal
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by: troyrae360
Why would you want to overclock from another computer?
You'd start off OC'ing on the main PC you want to improve - however, say it locks up in 3DMark instead of having to go back into the BIOS - the other machine will bring up a little debug dialogue box stating what the problem could be. Say, you're in the middle of benching/stressing and you want to increase something, you can do it there and then with the other connected computer and see if everything pans out - again, if it buggers up - you can call up the debug which will tell you a much more friendly manner what the issue is, compared to a BSOD which you'd have to debug yourself with windbg on another machine if you can't get your main (OC'd) rig to boot.

It saves you all that trouble, it worked really well considering these were unfinished boards.
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