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ASUS Maximus III Gene Teases Micro-ATX Enthusiast Crowd

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The newest entry into ASUS' already huge lineup of socket LGA-1156 motherboards based on the Intel P55 chipset, is the new Republic of Gamers Maximus III Gene. Unlike the Maximus III Formula, this one is based on the micro-ATX form-factor, with four expansion slots in all, to spare. The LGA-1156 socket is powered by a high-grade 10-phase digital PWM circuit. It is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots for dual-channel memory. With two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots (electically dual x8 when both populated) wired to the CPU, the board utilizes the feature-set of the P55 PCH completely. An open-ended PCI-E x4 is located between the two x16 slots, and a legacy PCI slot below. Connectivity includes gigabit Ethernet, Firewire, USB, eSATA, and 8-channel ASUS SupremeFX X-Fi, implemented in the same way as on Rampage II Gene and Maximus II Gene. The ASUS Maximus III Gene motherboard is expected to start selling by the end of this month, its pricing is yet to be known.

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kyle2020

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These Gene boards are gorgeous - Id actually take one of these over an ATX Maximus any day.
 

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its just me or this p55 boards look trashy without northbdridge and heathpipes?
 

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That's why a lot of boards have cosmetic northbridge heatsinks....that cool nothing.
 
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LOL @ that second pic, the land grid arrays damaged. :nutkick:
 
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Give me ten! :rockout:

Well, is very very nice MB!
 
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I think my next build will be micro, the GENE is so nice.
 

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See people,this is why asus are the top motherboard manufacturer.:rockout:

I'm tempted by a kickass Matx setup too,this board is very very nice.The p45 GeneII is scrummy too.
 
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A portable x58 setup would rock for lanning, but I prefer other brands.
 
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Ooooh - latching SATA - from ASUS, about time! :)
 
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To all manufacturers:

Create a black PCB
Douse everything in black
Throw in a little color(bright)
???
Profit.

Seems to work, them EVGA boards are sexy as hell also.
 
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To all manufacturers:

Create a black PCB
Douse everything in black
Throw in a little color(bright)
???
Profit.

Seems to work, them EVGA boards are sexy as hell also.
MSI boards are lookin' pretty good lately if I do say so myself!
 
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The most beautiful mobo in a looong time!
 

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Awesome H/S
 

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I like the colors
 

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Those caps might be in the way of some of the bigger and badder heatsinks.