ASUS ROG Rampage III Black Edition – The Best X58 Motherboard?

Gamers and Overclockers, you’re in luck as ASUS’s new offering, the Republic of Gamers Rampage III Black edition is here to stay.

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Introduction
 

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ASUS Republic of Gamers(ROG) series of motherboard are ASUS’s top of the line motherboard which gives extreme overclocking capabilities as well as features which give gamers an edge in their games. Living up to the ROG name, the Rampage III Black edition is a tool for power gamers to frag their opponents in the matter of seconds.

 

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The word black is often used in naming computer hardware which shows ultimate performance. This is shown in AMD black edition processors are those with unlocked multipliers for extreme overclocking. However, the Rampage III Black Edition motherboard also took it the literal way. The whole motherboard is in black which can thermally dissipate and radiate heat away faster, proving it to be one reliable and cool dude in the market.

 

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Hidden at the MOSFET heat sink is supposedly a ROG logo which not many have noticed. Not forgetting the all-time favorite ROG logo which lights up red, bringing out the motherboard aesthetically.

 

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Specifications

CPU

Intel® Socket 1366 Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition/Core™ i7 Processor/

Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

* Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list

Chipset

Intel® X58 / ICH10R

System Bus

Up to 6400 MT/s ; QuickPath Interconnection

Memory

6 x DIMM, Max. 48 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory

Triple channel memory architecture

* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Some hyper DIMMs only support one DIMM per channel. Please refer to Memory QVL for details.

Expansion Slots

4 x PCIe 2.0 x16 , support x16; x16/x16; x16/x8/x8 and x8/x8/x8/x8 configurations

2 x PCIe x1

Multi-GPU Support

Support NVIDIA 3-Way SLI™ / ATI CrossFireX™ Technology

4 PCIe x16 slots ready for 4 single PCB 2-slot width graphics cards

Storage

Intel ICH10R controller

6 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10

JMicron® JMB363 controller

2 xExternal SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports

Marvell® 9182 PCIe SATA 6Gb/s controller

2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports

Wireless

IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Compliant, Bluetooth v3.0 + HS

 

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