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P55 motherboards for big and small systems

Asus: ROG Maximus II Formula and Gene officially introduced

Manufacturer Asus has introduced the socket 1156 boards Maximus III Formula and Maximus III Gene. The Intel P55 chipset motherboards offer additional features of overclockers and gamers.
Power Pack: Asus ROG Maximus III Formula and Gene
 
Power Pack: Asus ROG Maximus III Formula and Gene [Source: view picture gallery]
Now it's official: After several rumors about the Asus ROG Maximus III Gene and the Maximus II Formula the two new P55 boards are now listed on the company website, too.

Both motherboards support Intel's new Lynnfield processors for the socket LGA1156 and deliver - unspecified - support for DDR3-2133 RAM. Features like ROG Connect, Memperfect and Gamefirst are supposed to optimize the dataflow and adjust it to the individual requirements. Thus Asus wants to make sure that the boards become especially attractive to gamers and overclockers.

Currently the Asus Maximus III Formula and the Maximus III Gene are listed for about 205 respectively 175 Euros by European shops. The first shipments are expected for next week.

Below you can find the official features and specifications of the two high-end motherboards:

Model ROG Maximus III Formula ROG Maximus III GENE
CPU Supports Intel Processors in the LGA1156 Package Supports Intel Processors in the LGA1156 Package
Chipset Intel P55 Intel P55
Memory 4 x DIMM, Dual Channel, up to 16GB DDR3 2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz 4 x DIMM, Dual Channel, up to 16GB DDR3 2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz
Expansion Slots 3 x PCIe x16 slot, (2 x 2.0 support single at x16 or dual at x8, 1 x 1.0 at x4) 2 x PCIe2.0 x16 slot (support single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)
  2 x PCIe 1.0 x1 1 x PCIe 1.0 x4
  1 x PCI 2.2 1 x PCI 2.2
Multi-GPU NVIDIA Quad SLI / ATI CrossFireX ready NVIDIA Quad SLI / ATI CrossFireX ready
Storage 10 x SATA 3.0Gb/s 7 x SATA 3.0Gb/s
  (2 x Speeding HDD SATA / 2 x SATA_ODD / 6 x Standard SATA) 1 x eSATA 3.0Gb/s
  1 x eSATA 3.0Gb/s  
LAN Realtek RTL8110SC PCI Gigabit LAN controller Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
  ROG GameFirst ROG GameFirst
High Definition Audio SupremeFX X-Fi 8-Ch. discrete audio card with EAX4.0 support, supports Blu-ray output 8-CH. SupremeFX X-Fi built-in with EAX4.0 support, supports Blu-ray output
IEEE1394a 2 x 1394a ports (1 port at rear, 1 port onboard) 2 x 1394a ports (1 port at rear, 1 port onboard)
USB 14 x USB 2.0 (5 at rear, 9 onboard) 14 x USB 2.0 (9 at rear, 5 onboard)
Other I/O Ports 1 x PS/2, 1 x eSATA, 1 x IEEE1394a, 1 x Clr CMOS, 1 x Optical S/PDIF 1 x PS/2, 1 x eSATA, 1 x IEEE1394a, 1 x Clr CMOS, 1 x Optical S/PDIF, 1 x ROG connect On/Off switch
Fan connectors 8 x fan connectors (1 x CPU / 1 x PWR / 3 x Chassis / 3 x Optional) 5 x fan connectors (1 x CPU / 2 x Chassis / 2 x Optional)
Software Kaspersky Anti-Virus (1-year full edition) Kaspersky Anti-Virus (1-year full edition)
Features ROG Connect, GameFirst, MemPerfect, MemOK!, CPU Level Up, Extreme Tweaker, iROG, ASUS Q-LED, Loadline Calibration, EPU, Q-Fan plus, Voltiminder LED ROG Connect, GameFirst, MemPerfect, MemOK!, CPU Level Up, Extreme Tweaker, iROG, ASUS Q-LED, Loadline Calibration, EPU, Voltiminder LED
Form Factor ATX 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm mATX 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm




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Author: Mario Riemann (Sep 09, 2009)






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harshahorizon Re: Asus: ROG Maximus II Formula and Gene official...
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09.09.2009 18:01
What ? it stated these mobos even support quad SLI..................This must be some kind of a joke. This Lynnfield processors and P55 isn't good option if u are going to for a multi GPU configeration.In multi GPU configeration card run on 8x mode,this seriously halve the performance of modern day GPUs.

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