ASUS Rampage III Formula
With Intel’s Core i7 LGA1366 platform having been around for awhile now and proven to be a performance juggernaut, there have been several motherboard revisions from manufacturers looking to incorporate some new technologies such as SATA 6G and USB 3.0 into their products. The original lineups didn’t offer such things, but the longevity of the X58 platform has made it necessary, perhaps even desired, to release new products to consumers.
There is a wide range of X58 motherboards on the market, but very few cater to the diehard enthusiast, particularly those that also include newer features such as SATA III and USB 3.0. One of the boards that meets these criteria is the ASUS Rampage III Formula, designed for serious overclocking and gaming enthusiasts.
Packed with an extensive list of features, it looks very familiar, and in fact it is essentially a Rampage III Extreme, but just a little "less Extreme". It also comes with a lower price tag, though it’s not inexpensive by any stretch. As we’ve come to expect from ASUS in their Republic of Gamers product lineups, they bring top features, top performance, and usually top price tags as well.
Enthusiasts looking for an extreme X58 motherboard that may not have dreams of record-breaking suicide runs on liquid nitrogen may do well to take a look at this Rampage III Formula. It has an impeccable pedigree on paper, but can it succeed in our lab? Let’s find out.
"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."