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Overclockers have never had it so good with two new Republic of Gamers motherboards from ASUS. Launched at Computex 2010, the ROG Crosshair IV Formula and ROG Rampage III Extreme incorporate a whole host of custom features to make safe and stable overclocking easier than ever, putting even more power within reach of demanding PC users who don’t want to spend money on costly processor upgrades.

Designed for Intel® LGA 1366 (Socket B) processors, the ROG Rampage III Extreme supports on-the-fly overclocking with ASUS ROG Connect. Just connect a laptop to the motherboard’s USB socket or a compatible smartphone via Bluetooth, and you can tweak performance parameters on one screen and see the effect in a game or application on the desktop display — all without rebooting.

ASUS Extreme Engine Digi+ also combines high quality analogue and digital design elements for optimum electrical, thermal and material performance fore reduced switching delay times and improved signal accuracy.

Extreme overclockers will also appreciate the ROG Rampage III Extreme’s LN2 mode that solves cold-boot bugs that can crop up with liquid nitrogen cooling, while Q Reset offers a quick and easy way to clear the CMOS when frosting prevents a reset in standby mode.

Overclockers looking to take advantage of hidden features in AMD® Socket AM3 processors otherwise prevented by the AMD® 8 Series chipset will be thrilled by the ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Formula. ASUS Core Unlocker technology can release locked cores for an instant, no-cost processor upgrade, while ASUS Turbo Unlocker delivers on-demand performance tuning by adjusting the clock speed of each processor core to suit single-threaded and highly-threaded applications.

With the same powerful ROG Connect overclocking features as the ROG Rampage III Extreme, the ROG Crosshair IV Formula brings new levels of performance to hard-core overclockers and gamers alike.

ROG Rampage III Extreme key specifications

CPU socket
Intel® LGA1366
Memory
6x DIMM, up to 24G, Tri-ch DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C) MHz
Power Solution
Extreme Engine Digi+ (8+3+3+3 ph with ML caps on CPU, memory and QPI)
Expansion slot
4 x PCIe2.0 x16 slot (x16; x16/x16; x16/x8/x8 and x8/x8/x8/x8); 1 x PCIe x4; 1 x PCI 2.2
Multi-GPU
NVIDIA 3-Way SLI™ / ATI CrossFireX™ Technology; ready for 4 single PCB graphic cards
Storage
7 x SATA 3.0 Gbit/s ; 1 x eSATA 3.0 Gbit/s; 2 x SATA 6.0 Gbit/s ports
Bluetooth
Bluetooth V2.0/V2.1+EDR accessories card
LAN
Intel® Gigabit LAN
Audio
8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC; Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
IEEE 1394a
2x 1394a ports (1 port at rear; 1 port onboard)
Fan connector
8x Fan connectors (1 x CPU / 1 x PWR / 3x Chassis / 3x Optional)
USB
2x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (at back panel); 9x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
Features
Extreme Engine Digi+, USB BIOS Flashback, ROG Connect, ROG Extreme OC Kit, Extreme Tweaker, iROG, ProbeIt, Q-LED, Loadline Calibration, BIOS Flashback, Q-Fan plus
Form factor
ATX Form Factor (305mm x 269mm)

ROG Crosshair IV Formula key specifications

CPU
AMD socket AM3 Phenom™ II / Athlon™ X4 / Athlon™ X3 / Athlon™ X2 processors
Chipset
AMD® 890FX / SB850
Memory
4x DIMM, Dual Channel, up to 16G DDR3 1866(O.C.)/1600(O.C)/1333/1066 MHz
Expansion slot
3x PCIe2.0 x16 slots (@ dual x16, triple @ x16, x8, x8) with ATI CrossFireX™ Technology; 1x PCIe2.0 x4; 2x PCI 2.2
Storage
6x SATA 6Gbit/s with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10; 1x SATA 3Gbit/s; 1x eSATA 3Gbit/s
LAN
Marvell Gigabit LAN
Audio
SupremeFX X-Fi 8-Ch audio built-in with EAX4.0 support
IEEE 1394a
2x 1394a ports (1 at back I/O, 1 onboard)
Fan connector
x
USB
2x USB3.0 , 12x USB2.0 (7 at back I/O, 5 onboard)
Features
ROG Connect, GameFirst, Core Unclocker, Turbo key II, MemOK!, CPU Level Up, SupremeFX X-Fi built-in , Extreme Tweaker, iROG, Loadline Calibration, Voltiminder LED
Form factor
ATX Form Factor (305mm x 269mm)
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