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ASUS Maximus III Formula

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Posted December 23, 2009 by Jake in CPU & Motherboards

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Specifications

Below are the specifications for the ASUS Maximus III Formula:

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

  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (red) support single at X16 or dual at x8 mode)
  • 1 x PCI Express x16 (white) supports at x4 mode
  • 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1
  • 2 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 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports Intel Matrix Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10

  • JMicron® 322 controller and 2 x JMicron 363 controllers:
    2 x SATA 3.0 GB/s port (red) supporting hardware RAID 0 and 1
    1 x External SATA 3.0 GB/s port (SATA on-the-go)
    2 x SATA 3.0 GB/s port (white)

Audio

  • SupremeFX X-Fi discrete Audio Card
  • EAX Advanced HD 4.0
  • X-Fi CMSS-3D
  • X-Fi Crystalizer
  • Creative Alchemy
  • Supports 1 x SPDIF out header
  • Supports Coaxial/Optical SPDIF ports on rear
  • Blu-Ray support

LAN

  • Realtek® 8110SC Gigabit LAN controller featuring GameFirst technology

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
  • 9 x USB 2.0/1.1 (1 port for ROG Connect)

Internal I/O Connectors

  • 3 x USB connectors support additional 5 USB ports
  • 10 x SATA connectors
  • 8 x fan connectors
  • 2 x thermal sensor connectors
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1 x En/Dis-able Clr CMOS header
  • 5 x ProbeIt measurement points
  • 1 x ROG light connector
  • 1 x Go button
  • System panel connector

Overclocking Features

  • Extreme Engine Power Design
    -16-phase CPU power
    -3-phase VTT power
    -3-phase Memory power

  • ROG Connect
  • CPU Level Up
  • Memory Level Up
  • Speeding HDD
  • iROG
  • Extreme Tweaker
  • Loadline Calibration
  • Intelligent overclocking tools:
    -ASUS AI Booster Utility
    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, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS

Accessories

  • User’s manuals
  • I/O Shield
  • 1 x ROG Connect cable
  • 1 x SLI bridge
  • 1 x SupremeFX X-Fi Audio Card
  • 1 x 2-in-1 Q-Connector kit
  • 3 x 2-in-1 SATA signal cables
  • 1 x 2-port USB2.0 + eSATA module
  • Cable ties
  • ROG theme lable
  • 1 x 12-in-1 ROG Cable label

Special Features

  • MemOK!
  • MemPerfect
  • ProbeIt
  • Onboard Switches: Power / Reset / Clr CMOS (at rear)
  • Q-Fan Plus
  • ASUS EPU
  • ASUS MyLogo3
  • ASUS Fan Xpert
  • ASUS EX Flash 2
  • ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
  • ASUS Q-Connector
  • ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
  • ASUS Q-Slot
  • ASUS Q-DIMM

Let’s take a closer look at these accessories.

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