We gamers are a requiring lot, and many hardware producers have acknowledged this through making product-lines that cater for our high-end tastes. Of course in few cases this means only slapping a 'for gamers' label on an inferior piece of hardware, but one field where this is most definitely not fact is with Asus' well-established Republic of Gamers (ROG) CPU boards.
Now we are expecting at the Asus ROG Maximus III Gene, though may be it should have been named the Minimus as we are dealing with a micro ATX (uATX) board here. Above and above your boilerplate mATX board, the Maximus III Gene offers such highlights as CrossFire and SLI abutment (albeit at 8x/8x), congenital Creative SupremeFX X-Fi sound, onboard ability and displace buttons additional a
rear-IO clear-CMOS switch, and a accomplished bulk of overclocking features. The standout feature, though, is ROG Connect, which lets you abundantly overclock your lath application a laptop (or a additional PC). Those are some appealing absorbing extras! First feelings continue to be positive, and all from the box to the bunches feels premium.
Aside from the common manual, IO backplate, and driver plus utilities CD, you acquire a choice of coloured label stickers for all your information cables, a big ROG sticker seemingly planned to be stuck on the corner of your case, 6 black SATA cables, a white ROG link USB cable and an SLI bridge.
The board itself is so effective, with a distinctive black, red, white and gunmetal-grey colour pattern that is the exact match for ATI's new DirectX11 Radeon cards. The MSI P55-GD65 only about tops this as the excellent-looking motherboard we have arrive across, but Asus definitely comes a close second here.
Its black heatsinks are so low-profile which together assists aesthetics and gives optimum central processing unit cooler flexibility. The southbridge cooler sports a singular red-backlit overlay with the ROG logo and few cool break lines.