- Processor Socket: LGA 1366
- Form Factor: ATX
- Chipset Type: intel_x58_express
- RAM Memory Technology: DDR3
- Item Display Weight: 6.2 pounds
Asus Rampage III Extreme Socket 1366/ Intel X58/ 3-Way SLI & CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ WiFi/ A&GbE Motherboard
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- LAN: Gigabit LAN Controller
- Slots: 4x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots (Support nVidia 3-Way SLI / ATI CrossFireX Technology); 1x PCI-Express x4 Slot; 1x PCI 2.2 Slot
- Chipset: Intel X58 & ICH10R
- CPU: Socket LGA1366 Support Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition/Core i7 Processor; QPI Upto 6400 MT/s
- Memory: 6x 240pin DDR3-2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 DIMMs, Triple Channel, Non-ECC/Un-buffered, Max Capacity 24GB
- CPU: Socket LGA1366 Support Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition/Core i7 Processor; QPI Upto 6400 MT/s
- Chipset: Intel X58 & ICH10R
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From the Manufacturer
Made for the most hardcore performance enthusiasts, the ASUS Republic of Gamers Rampage III Extreme is designed from the ground up to satisfy virtually all of your overclocking cravings. Designed to be the best motherboard for your next ultimate rig, the RIIIE is designed from the ground up with performance tweaking features and capabilities to achieve new overclocking and benchmark world records. Locked and loaded with advanced overclocking features such as ROG Connect and Loadline calibration, reaching extreme speeds is now faster and easier.
With support for up to DDR3 2200 (overclocked), Intel 32nm 6-core CPU support, and Quad CrossFireX/3-Way SLI support, RIIIE is the place to start when building your next ultimate rig.
- Supports Intel Core i7 Processor/ Core i7 Extreme Edition Processor with LGA1366 socket (32nm 6-core LGA1366 CPU Ready)
- DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 6 x DIMM, Max. 24 GB Memory Support
- Quad CrossFireX and 3-Way SLI support for the ultimate gaming graphics experience
- State-of-the-art Extreme Engine Digi+ (digital CPU PWM design) for the ultimate reliability at extreme speeds
- USB BIOS Flashback with super-precise voltage tuning intervals for precise and optimal overclocking settings - in real-time
- ROG Connect provides comprehensive and complete tweaking /monitoring through your other PC via USB
- RC Bluetooth lets you change BIOS settings and monitor system status through smartphones* via built-in Bluetooth v2.1+EDR
- Intel Gigabit LAN networking for faster ethernet performance
- TRUE SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 provide transfer speeds up to 2x faster than SATA 3Gb/s and 10x faster than USB 2.0
Extreme Engine Digi+
| Powerful combination of analog and digital design elements |
Extreme Engine Digi+ equipped with high performance digital VRM design can easily achieve the ultimate performance with adjustable CPU PWM frequency. It expedites heat dissipation and achieves better electric conduction keeping critical components reliable. Now you'll be able to push your spanking new Intel CPU to the limit, hitting benchmark scores that others only dream of. Extreme Engine Digi+ balances the need for voltage and the desire for rock solid performance to bring the ultimate user experience.
| Plug and Overclock - Tweak it the hardcore way! |
Monitor the status of your desktop PC and tweak its parameters in real-time via a notebook—just like a race car engineer—with ROG Connect. ROG Connect links your main system to a notebook through a USB cable, allowing you to view real-time POST code and hardware status readouts on your notebook, as well as make on-the-fly parameter adjustments at a purely hardware level. ROG Connect even allows you to flash your BIOS from the notebook, which means that you can OC your system to the max without any fear of permanently bricking the motherboard due to a corrupted BIOS.
| Smashes through all the barriers of conventional overclocking! |
Still overclocking the old-fashioned way? Let RC Bluetooth bring you the whole new way of overclocking! Just simply push the button from the Back I/O on the RC Bluetooth card, overclockers can real-time monitor the desktop PC system status & tweak its parameters - such as voltages and frequency on the fly. When users want to use ordinary bluetooth functions, just simply push the button once again & enjoy all the wireless convenience brought from RC Bluetooth.
| Optimal power boost for extreme CPU overclocking! |
Maintaining ample voltage support for the CPU is critical during overclocking. The Loadline Calibration ensures stable and optimal CPU voltage under heavy loading. It helps overclockers enjoy the motherboard's ultimate overclocking capabilities and benchmark scores without having to worry about vDroop.
USB BIOS Flashback
| Refreshing the BIOS couldn't be easier! |
USB BIOS Flashback is a new and convenient way to flash the BIOS. When flashing the BIOS, there is no need to enter the BIOS or the operating system; just plug the thumb drive into the ROG Connect port & push the ROG Connect button for 2 seconds, BIOS will be automatically flashed under standby power. USB BIOS Flashback gives you the peace-of-mind and convenience for those extreme overclocking sessions.
| Get all hands-on with hardware-based overclocking |
ProbeIt takes the guesswork out of locating the motherboard´s measurement points, identifying them clearly in the form of 8 sets of detection points so you´ll know exactly where to get quick yet accurate readings using a multimeter.
| Intelligent multiple control at hand |
The iROG is a special IC which enables several ROG key functions that gives users full overclocking capabilities of the motherboard at any stage. This design allows advanced user control and management to be processed purely at a hardware level. iROG offers state-of-the-art control and efficiency as well as ease of system maintenance during overclocking.
WarrantyThe Rampage III Extreme carries a 3 year limited product warranty. ASUS product warranty is based on the serial number printed on the box.
What's in the BoxThe entire ASUS ROG Rampage III Extreme package contains the following:
Specifications: ASUS ROG Rampage III Extreme Motherboard
|Model:||Rampage III Extreme|
|CPU Socket||LGA 1366 for Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition/Core i7 Processor|
|Chipset||Intel X58 /ICH10R|
|Memory||6 x DIMM, Max. 24GB DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory - Triple channel memory architecture|
|Power Phase||ROG Extreme Engine Digi+ (8 CPU + 3 QPI/DRAM + 3 NB + 3 Memory Phases) with ML Caps on CPU, Memory and QPI respectively|
|Expansion Slots||4 PCIe 2.0 x16, support x16; x16/x16; x16/x8/x8 and x8/x8/x8/x8 configurations |
1 x PCIe x4
1 x PCI 2.2
|Multi-GPU||ATI Quad-GPU CrossFireX / NVIDIA 3-Way SLI|
|Gbit LAN||Gigabit Intel LAN|
|Audio||8-ch HD, DTS, Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection|
|Storage||2x SATA 6 Gb/s |
7x SATA 3Gb/s
|USB||9x USB 2.0 + 2x USB 3.0/2.0|
|1394a Firewire||2 ports|
|Overclocking Features||ROG Connect |
ROG Extreme Engine Digi+
BIOS Flashback with onboard switch button
USB BIOS Flashback
|ROG Extreme Overclocking kit||LN2 Mode |
PCIe x16 Lane Switch
Double Power Supply with dual 8-pin (CPU) and dual 4-pin (VGA) molex power connectors
|Intelligent Overclocking Tools||ASUS AI Booster Utility |
|Overclocking Protection||COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX) |
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|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor, 12 inch x 10.6 inch|
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Top Customer Reviews
No mention of the BIOS Marvell raid setup keys Ctrl-M (SATA 3.0).
No mention of installing the optional thermal module
Setup for system panel connectors section precedes Q-connector section (backwards)
Excessive usage of acronyms without first indicating what they stand for.
Missing explanations for many of the board features.
Memory QVL is way out of date and most triple channel memories don't even exist.
Optional Northbridge thermal module not compatible with my Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler.
The Northbridge runs extremely hot (140F) with passive cooling.
I took the thermal module to the grinder (to mod it) so I could use the supplied fan and my Noctua cooler.
If you setup a raid on the Sata 2.0 port using the Intel Storage Matrix, don't use the supplied ASUS
Intel drivers. These drivers will tell you that one of your drives is going bad when it really isn't.
I can't tell you the headache that this caused. Instead d/l Intel Rapid Storage drivers v220.127.116.114.
The raid controller doesn't report the drives S.M.A.R.T. data (This is very bad!!).
Such an expensive board but it only has 1 USB and 1 eSATA header (which are intended for the optional USB/eSATA PCI adapter). If your case (i.e. Coolermaster Sniper) has four front USB connectors and an eSATA connector then, you will need to purchase additional parts (i.e. NZXT Internal USB HUB) to utilize all the USBs. I didn't find the NZXT hub compatible with several USB devices.
Overall the board was easy to overclock and is extremely stable.
I think this board is a bit over priced.Read more ›
- This board does NOT support SATA3. ASUS advertises this board here on Amazon, on the box, and in the manual as supporting SATA3. There are SATA3 inputs on the board to plug in your SATA3 hard disk or SSD. However, if you do any diagnostics (particularly with ATTO which many manufacturers in the industry use for speed ratings) you will find that you don't actually get SATA3 performance. I found this out the hard way after purchasing an OCZ Vertex3 240gb SSD and testing it with ATTO. It never gets above SATA2 specs (~250MB/s). After doing extensive research online, I found out it has to do with the Marvell controller and chip used on this particular motherboard. Unfortunately there does not seem to be a solution for this as the ultimate bottleneck is with the chip itself, not the controller software. ASUS is non-responsive about this issue which only leads me to the worst conclusions. Additionally for you SSD users, there is no indication that the included Marvell controller supports TRIM commands for SSD drives. Without TRIM commands, SSD drives will degrade faster. Windows 7 supports it, but there is no indication that the Marvell controller properly passes the TRIM commands to the SSD.Read more ›
installed the optional active heatsink and everything was awesome, turned it on and everything was good until i checked the temps:
the IOH [aka north bridge] temps was high got to 100C in few minutes and then my computer turned off in order to prevent damage to my computer then i did few things:
moved the GPU from the first to the third slot [as far as i can from the IOH] and then got the active heatsink off and replaced his TIM with normal one [not pre applied TIM]... then the temps got better - 62C at Ideal - lets say not great but can't do any damage to anything but now because of it the Processor is overheating and everything is crapped out so yeah it gets 3 stars since it doesn't happens to everyone just a crappy luck of mine so here is the solution:
I searched the error: "IOH Oveheat!" and i saw that this motherboard has issues with the thermal compound that asus placed then basiclly what i need to do is take off the whole motherboard out of my case take the passive cooling off and replace the TIM which takes hours so yeah i will do that when i'll buy an aftermarket cooling for my GPU and CPU
anyways yeah it deserves 3 stars cause asus did a 400$ MOBO but they can't put normal thermal compound...
- Great for overclocking. Actually superb. You can overclock it heavily and easily. Hard to beat.
- PCIE lay-out. If you are running two thermal beast like I am (2X 470GTX), it's great to know that you can place them in the 1st and 3rd PCIE slots, instead of 1st and 2nd, like in most other board. That gives you some heat buffer.
- General treats (up to 7 fans, great packaging stickers etc.).
- Only one, yes, ONE, internal USB conector. Ridiculous.
- USB 3 controller on rear panel. As of today, Oct 27th, only Asrock was wise enough to understand that they should be available on the front panel of you case, for no one would use a USB3 conector to attach a keyboard or mouse.
Could be better:
- Location of 2 4PIN Molex conectors to power up multi-GPU system. One of them is located close to CPU, and is OK. The other one is on close to the last PCIE slot, and is paralel to the board, instead of facing up. Complicates cable management.
Is it worth the price? Yes, if you intend to overclock heavily your system, with multi-gpu.
If your ambitions are more modest, you will be better served with a less expensive board (P6X58, for instance).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having used this motherboard in my main computer ever since December 2011, I am pretty satisfied with it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bray Baroque
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I'm happy with Asus Motherboards. Whenever buying a board in the future, I will always look for the Asus name first.Published 15 months ago by David
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Good product, but quite difficult to master. It's a product for hard-core gamer!Published 20 months ago by Blacksnake
Had this mobo for a few years now. Everything was fine until I needed to overclock the components in order to overcome some CPU usage problems I started to face while gaming. Read morePublished on August 27, 2014 by Gabe