Asus ROG Maximus III Gene Micro-ATX Motherboard - Feature Table

Ardjuna Seghers

By Ardjuna Seghers

Reviewed:

Summary

Our Score:

8

Overall Score

8

Scores In Detail

  • Performance 10
  • Value 8
  • Features 8

WyWyWyWy

May 6, 2010, 1:46 pm

"you don't get either SATA 6Gb/s or, more significantly, USB 3.0, and it's worth keeping in mind that you can get overclocking-friendly Micro-ATX Intel boards with these features for around £110"





Which would that be?

Chris

May 6, 2010, 3:33 pm

"... it was no problem getting our Core i7 870 CPU to run at 4.3MHz"





I imagine it wouldn't be a problem, what with my 25 year old 8086 running faster than that :)

Ed

May 6, 2010, 3:53 pm

Doh! Cheers, fixed.

TechVegan

May 6, 2010, 4:59 pm

@WyWyWyWy:


For example, mATX H55M USB 3.0 entries from both AsRock and Gigabyte - not to mention Asus' own H55 efforts like the Asus P7H55D-M EVO.

Denis iii

May 6, 2010, 10:50 pm

what crossfire config would max out the PCIE x8 bandwidth? Would 2x Ati 5870's be fine?





shame about no SATA 6gbps or USB...wish they did this board in an AMD 890GX/X version.

TechVegan

May 10, 2010, 2:27 pm

@Denis_iii:


You'll still see a significant benefit from even the most high-end CrossFire setup, it's just that you won't get the FULL benefit. Two 5870's should work at close enough to their max potential to make it worth it, though we haven't run any such tests on this generation of video cards so it's worth double-checking.

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