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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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Specifications

Below are the specifications for the ASUS Maximus III Extreme:

CPU

  • Intel? Socket 1156 Core? i7 Processor/Core? i5 Processor/Supports Intel? Turbo Boost Technology

Chipset

  • Intel? P55 Express Chipset

Memory

  • 4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/1600/1333 Memory
  • Dual Channel memory architecture
  • Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

Expansion Slots

  • 5 x PCIe 2.0 x16 Supports single at x16, dual at x16, triple at x 16 x16 x8, quad x8, or 5 x8
  • 1 x PCI 2.2

Multi-GPU Support

  • Supports NVIDIA? Quad-GPU SLI? Technology
  • Supports ATI? Quad-GPU CrossFireX? Technology

Storage

  • Intel® P55 Express Chipset built-in
    6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports Intel Matrix Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10

  • JMicron® 363 controller:
    -1 x SATA 3.0 GB/s port (black)
    -1 x External SATA 3.0 GB/s port (SATA on-the-go)
    Marvell? PCIe SATA 6Gb/s controller
    -2 x SATA 6.0 GB/s ports (red)

Audio

  • VIA? VT2020 10-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    – Supports Blu-ray audio layer content protection
    – Supports 1 Optical S/PDIF out port at back I/O
    – Supports 1 S/PDIF out header
    – Supports Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

LAN

  • Realtek? RTL8112L Gigabit LAN controller

Rear Panel I/O Ports

  • 1 x External SATA
  • 1 x IEEE 1394a
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
  • 1 x Clr CMOS switch
  • 1 x ROG Connect On/Off switch
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
  • 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  • 7 x USB 2.0 ports (1 port also for ROG Connect)
  • SPDIF Optical out

Internal I/O Connectors

  • 2 x USB connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • 9 x SATA connectors: 2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (Red) / 6 x standard SATA connectors (Black) / 1 x SATA_E(Gray)
  • 8 x Fan connectors: 1 x CPU / 1 x PWR / 3 x Chassis / 3 x Optional
  • 5 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
  • 3 x Thermal Sensor Connectors
  • 1 x IEEE1394a Connector
  • 1 x SPDIF_Out Connector
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX Power Connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power Connector
  • 1 x En/Dis-able Clr CMOS Switch
  • 1 x LN2 Mode Header
  • 1 x Power on Switch
  • 1 x Reset Switch
  • 2 x EZ Plug Connectors
  • 1 x OC Station Header
  • 1 x RC Bluetooth Header
  • 1 x Go Button
  • 1 x BIOS Button
  • System Panel Connector

Overclocking Features

  • ROG Connect
  • RC Bluetooth
  • Extreme Engine Digi+
    -8-phase CPU digital VRM power
    -3-phase VTT digital VRM power
    -3-phase Memory power
    – ML Cap for CPU

  • ProbeIt
  • iROG
  • Extreme Tweaker
  • BIOS Flashback
  • Loadline Calibration
  • Intelligent overclocking tools:
    -ASUS AI Booster Utility
    -8 O.C. Profile

  • Overclocking Protection:
    -COP Ex (Component Overheat Protection)
    -Voltminder LED
    -ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)

BIOS

  • 16 Mb Flash ROM AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS

Accessories

  • 1 x RC Bluetooth Card
  • 1 x I/O Shield
  • 1 x Optional Fan
  • 1 x ROG Connect Cable
  • 1 x SLI Cable
  • 1 x 3-way SLI Cable
  • 1 x Crossfire Bridge (long)
  • 1 x 2-in-1 ASUS Q-Connector Kit
  • 1 x 2-in-1 SATA 6.0Gb/s Cables
  • 3 x 2-in-1 SATA 3.0Gb/s Signal Cables
  • 1 x 2-port USB2.0 + ESATA Module
  • 1 x Thermal Sensor Cables Pack
  • 1 x Cable Ties Pack
  • 1 x ROG Theme Label
  • 1 x 12-in-1 ROG Cable Label
  • 1 x User’s Manual
  • Bluetooth Module Accessory Card
    – Bluetooth V2.0/V2.1+EDR
    – RC Bluetooth On/Off Switch

Special Features

  • CPU Level Up
  • MemOK!
    / GO Button

  • Q Reset Button
  • Onboard Button: Power / Reset / Clr CMOS (at back IO)
  • ASUS MyLogo3
  • ASUS Fan Xpert
  • ASUS EZ Flash 2
  • ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
  • ASUS Q-Connector
  • ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
  • ASUS Q-Slot
  • ASUS Q-DIMM

Support Disk

  • ASUS PC Probe II
  • ASUS AI Suite
  • ASUS Update
  • Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
  • Support DVD:
    – Drivers and Applications
    – Futuremark® 3DMark® Vantage Advanced Edition
  • ASUS TurboV EVO Utility

Let’s take a closer look at these accessories.

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