ASUS Rampage III Gene
Asus X58 went on another Rampage with the latest Gene. introducing the latest Rampage III Gene board from Asus, the latest addition to the ROG m-ATX series.
I believe that most of us are not strangers to Asus ROG series. however, the Gene boards are what makes it special, as Asus does it's best to squeeze all the goodies from the Extreme series to the Gene series, minus all the PCI-e slots though.
Without Further adieu, let's have a look at what does the new R3G have to offer.
LGA1366 socket for Intel® Core™i7 Processor Extreme Edition / Core™i7 Processor
Intel Gigabit LAN / USB3.0 / SATA 6Gb/s support
ROG Connect – Plug and overclock. Tweak it the hardcore way!
GameFirst – The speed you need to pwn
SupremeFX X-Fi 2 Built-in – Play with ultra-real cinematic in-game surround sound!
the main package
Flipping it open, more specs and goodies of what the R3G have to offer.
the board itself. the ROG heatsink in the center is certainly a eye-catcher.
nope. this is not a remake of the R2G and just uses a label over the same PCB, but an entirely re-designed PCB from the ROG team in Asus.
6 SATA 2 ports in black, and 2 SATA 3G aka SATA 6 ports in Red.
6 dimms slots with dedicated 2 phase pwm for memory OC.
single PS2 port and a whole array of other connections, from USB, ROG Connect, USB3 and HD Audio.
spacious CPU area on the top for all your giant CPU HSF and all the connections at the bottom of the board.
SLI/ CF support on the dual PCI-E, with a PCI-E x4 for additonal Raid card or such. and a PCI slot for your older soundcards.
more PWM hidden below the center heatsink and below the heatpipes.
standard ROG series accessories from Asus.
SATA and SATA 6 cables. now, how to know if it's SATA 6?? Asus already had them labeled for you.
with a SRP of SGD$429 for the Rampage III Gene, it's scheduled to hit the shelves of many SLS shops in these 2 days time.