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ASUS Maximus III Extreme

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Posted March 26, 2010 by Jake in CPU & Motherboards
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Introduction

We love innovation, and we love companies that push boundaries to bring us better technology and products. ASUS is one such company that doesn’t rest on its laurels and is known for innovation, producing some premium products in their popular Republic of Gamers lineup that cater to the diehard gamers and enthusiasts. The ASUS Maximus III Extreme is a premium LGA1156 motherboard for those looking to push their Core i5/i7 to the edge and appreciate the finer points of design and quality.

With new emerging technologies such as SATA 6.0Gb/s and USB 3.0 coming more into focus for consumers, we’re seeing motherboard refreshes that implementing these new features. The Maximus III Extreme is one such motherboard, though it also brings a host of additional innovations and value-added features that make for a very enticing product. Perhaps most important, however, is that the MIIIE is designed for hardcore use by demanding enthusiasts who want to extract the most out of their system.

To put that notion to the test, we decided to have some fun with dry ice and -65°C overclocking. Working with only a Beta BIOS, we managed to post some extremely impressive numbers. How impressive? Read on to find out how just how beastly.

Thanks go to ASUS for supplying the review sample.

"ASUS, a technology-oriented company blessed with one of the world’s top R&D teams, is well known for high-quality and innovative technology. As a leading company in the new digital era, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium. The philosophy of ASUS product development is to do the fundamentals well first before moving forward. Started with computer components such as motherboards, graphic cards, and optical storage devices, ASUS now has now over 16 product lines, including desktop barebone systems, servers, notebooks, handhelds, network devices, broadband communications, LCD monitors, TVs, wireless applications, and CPT (chassis, power supply and thermal) products."

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