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    MAXIMUS III EXTREME

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    World's best performance and overclocked board on the P55 platform

    • Supports the Intel® Core™ i7, i5 and i3 Processors in the LGA1156 Package
    • Intel® P55 chipset
    • Dual-channel, DDR3 2200(O.C.) Support
    • ROG Connect - Plug and Overclock - Tweak it the hardcore way!
    • RC Bluetooth - Overwhelm your acknowledgement with wireless overclocking experience!
    • USB BIOS Flashback - No worry of BIOS crash anytime!
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      CPU Feature

      Supports Intel® Processors in the LGA1156 Package

      This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Lynnfield processors in LGA1156 package, which as memory and PCI Express controller integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes, providing great graphics performance. Intel® Lynnfield processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world

      Chipset Features

      Intel® P55 Chipset

      The Intel® P55 Express Chipset is the latest one-chipset design to support the latest 1156 socket Intel® Lynnfield processors. Intel P55 provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability.

      PCIe 2.0

      Double Speed; Double Bandwidth
      This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.

      Multi-GPU Technology

      SLI/CrossFireX On-Demand

      Why choose when you can have both?
      SLI or CrossFireX? Fret no longer because with the ROG Maximus III Extreme, you´ll be able to run both multi-GPU setups. The board features SLI/CrossFireX on Demand technology, supporting SLI or CrossFireX configuration. Whichever path you take, you can be assured of jaw-dropping graphics at a level previously unseen.

      Memory Feature

      Dual-Channel, DDR3 2200(O.C.) MHz

      The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600(O.C.) / 1333 / 1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest operation system, 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture double the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance.

      ROG Exclusive Features

      RC Bluetooth

      Overwhelm your acknowledgement with wireless overclocking experience!
      Still overclocking in old-fashioned way? Let RC Bluetooth bring you the whole new idea of how to do! 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.

      Extreme Engine Digi+

      Say hello to the next generation design
      Extreme Engine—a next generation dynamic multi-phase power management equipped with high performance digital Voltage Regulator Mudule (VRM) design. Through digital power management, the board can easily achieve the ultimate performance with adjustable CPU PWM frequency. The FET+ expedite heat dissipation & achieve better electric conduction. ML Cap ensures a stable power supply during overvoltage by lowering Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), keeping critical components reliable. This means you’ll be able to push your spanking new Intel CPU to the limit, hitting benchmark scores that others only dream of. Extreme Engine balances the need for voltage and the desire for rock solid performance to bring the ultimate user experience.

      MemOK!

      Any memory is A-OK!
      Memory compatibility is among the top concerns when it comes to computer upgrades. Worry no more, MemOK! is the fastest memory booting solution today. This remarkable memory rescue tool requires nothing but a push of a button to patch memory issues and get your system up and running in no time. The technology is able to determine failsafe settings that can dramatically improve system booting success.

      BIOS FlashBack

      Two BIOS ROM. Two BIOS settings. Twice the overclocking flexibility.
      Overclocker´s prayer to have BIOS flexibility is answered! With the new BIOS Flashback, PC enthusiasts can overclock with even more confidence. BIOS Flashback gives overclockers the ability to save two versions of the BIOS simultaneously. Very much like the "SaveGame" function, one BIOS can be used for the overclocking adventure, while the other BIOS is to be stored with any previous version. BIOS Flashback brings the ultimate convenience to overclockers! By pushing BIOS button, overclockers can easily choose which BIOS ROM they want to save & boot from.

      CPU Level Up

      A Simple click for instant upgrade
      Ever wish that you could have a more expansive CPU? Upgrade your CPU at no additional cost with ROG´s CPU Level Up! Simply pick the processor you wanted to OC to, and the motherboard will do the rest! See the new CPU speed and enjoy that performance instantly. Overclocking is never as easy as this.

      Voltiminder LED

      Friendly reminder on Voltage Settings
      In the pursuit of extreme performance, overvoltage adjustment is critical but risky. Acting as the "red zone" of a tachometer, the Voltiminder LED displays the voltage status for CPU, PCH, and Memory in a intuitive color-coded fashion. The voltiminder LED allows quick voltage monitoring for overclockers.

      Loadline Calibration

      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 OC capabilities and benchmark scores.

      ASUS Q-Connector

      Make connections quick and accurate
      The Q-Connector allows you to connect or disconnect chassis front panel cables in one easy step with one complete module. This unique adapter eliminates the trouble of plugging in one cable at a time, making connection quick and accurate.

      USB 3.0 Support

      10X Faster Date Rates!
      Experience ultra-fast data transfers at 4.8Gbps with USB 3.0—the latest connectivity standard. Built to connect easily with next generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data 10X faster and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 components.

      O.C. Profile

      Conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings
      share and distribute favorite overclocking settings The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and distribute their favorite overclocking settings.

      ROG Connect

      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.



      USB BIOS Flashback

      No worry of BIOS crash anytime!
      USB BIOS Flashback must be the most convenient way to flash BIOS ever! It allows overclockers to try their BIOS with the simplist way one can imagine. 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 would be automatically flashed under standby power. It´s no doubt that USB BIOS Flashback gives overclockers the ultimate convenience!





      iROG

      Intelligent multiple control at hand
      The iROG is a special IC which enables several ROG highlitghted functions that gives users full disposal of the motherboard at any stage! This design allows advanced user control and management to be processed purely at a hardware level. iROG greatly increases fun during overclocking for PC enthusiasts and it offers system maintainence and management with more control and efficiency.

      ProbeIt

      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 5 sets of detection points so you´ll know exactly where to get quick yet accurate readings using a multitester.







      Extreme Tweaker

      One stop performance tuning shop
      Extreme Tweakers is the one stop shop to fine-tune your system to optimal performance. No matter if you´re looking for frequency adjustment, over-voltage options, or memory timing settings, they´re all here!


      COP EX

      Maximum OC with confidence with burn proof protection to chipsets and GPU!
      The COP EX allows overclockers to increase chipset voltages without the worries of overheating. It can also be used to monitor and save an overheating GPU. The COP EX allows more freedom and less constraint for maximum performance achievement.

      Onboard Switch

      No more shorting pins or moving jumpers
      an easy press during overclock, this exclusive onboard switch allows gamer to effortlessly fine-tune the performance without having to short the pins or moving jumpers!



      Q-Fan Plus

      Optimized quietness and cooling for more devices!
      The Q-Fan function automatically detects temperature and adjusts fan speed accordingly to achieve quiet and efficient cooling.


      SATA 6Gb/s Support

      Experience the future of storage!
      Supporting next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6.0Gb/s data transfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, double the bandwidth of current bus systems.

      Sound with Clarity

      10-channel Audio

      Enjoy high-end 10-channel sound system on your PC
      The onboard 10-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions and multi-streaming technology that simultaneously sends different audio streams to different destinations. This motherboard now adopts the future standard to deliver the most vivid audio enjoyment.

      Software Bundled

      3DMark® Vantage Advanced Edition

      The gamers´ benchmark
      3DMarkVantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware. 3DMark® Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.

      Kaspersky® Anti-Virus

      The best protection from viruses and spyware
      Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal offers premium antivirus protection for individual users and home offices. It is based on advanced antivirus technologies. The product incorporates the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus engine, which is renowned for malicious program detection rates that are among the industry´s highest.