Asus Republic of Gamers Rampage III Gene review

So just how much can you fit onto a micro-ATX motherboard?

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Asus rog rampage iii gene

What do the benchmarks show? Well, nothing bad, and given the size of the Rampage III Gene, that's a good start.

It keeps up with a full size X58 motherboard, in the shape of Asus' bargainous P6X58D-E, slightly slower in some places and slightly quicker in others. What's important is that these are only base speeds. Overclocked, it performed even better.

HD Video Encoding Performance

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3D Rendering Performance

Asus rog rampage iii gene benchmarks

Motherboard Gaming Performance (Low graphics, high physics)

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Tech Specs

Product TypeDesktop Motherboard
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelX58 Express
Multi GPU SupportedSLI, CrossFireX
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots2
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Processor SocketSocket B LGA-1366
Brand NameAsus
Form FactorMicro ATX
Processor SupportedCore i7, Core i7 Extreme Edition
Total Processor Supported1
Maximum Memory24 GB
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE
64-bit ProcessingYes
Number of Memory Slots6
Number of PCI Slots1
Audio Channels7.1
Gigabit EthernetYes
Number of SAS Interfaces8
QuickPath Interconnect6.40 GT/s
RAID SupportedYes
Number of Total Expansion Slots4
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Total Number of USB Ports9
Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports1
PS/2 PortYes
Number of PS/2 Ports1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports2
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports1
Total Number of PCI Express Slots3
Processor TechnologyEnhanced SpeedStep Technology
Width243.8 mm
Depth243.8 mm
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Product ModelRAMPAGE III GENE
Product NameRAMPAGE III GENE Republic of Gamers Desktop Motherboard
Controller TypeSerial ATA/600, Serial ATA/300
Manufacturer Part Number90-MIBDC0-G0EAY00Z
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.asus.com
Marketing Information

The Republic of Gamers consists only the best of the best. We offer the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovating ideas, and we welcome the best gamers to join in. In the Republic of Gamers, mercy rules are only for the weak, and bragging rights means everything. We believe in making statements and we excel in competitions. If your character matches our trait, then join the elite club, make your presence felt, in the Republic of Gamers.

Limited Warranty3 Year