ASUS Rampage III Gene Review

Under the Hood

ASUS Rampage III  Gene Review

Under The Hood

The rear of the box lauds loudly the "SupremeFX X-Fi 2" onboard sound. In an act akin to Toto in the Wizard of Oz, once you pull back the wizards curtain you find it's a plain old VIA VT2020.

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The rear of the motherboard also has some power circuitry and a small heatspreader. Quite surprising considering how warm the old Rampage 2 Gene got, we hope this isn't a portent of things to come.

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And here we have a nice couple of close-ups. On the left the X58, and on the right the ICH10R southbridge.

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Enough contemplating our navel, let's fire her up.

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Most Recent Comments

28-06-2010, 07:27:33

Nice review Tom, love the looks of this board such clean-cut design matching the current gen RoG style. Also congratulations are in order! ASUS have put the review up on Facebook stating,

Wow - Overclock3D have done it again with the WORLDS FIRST REVIEW of the Rampage III Gene!!!!

Excellent publicity. Asus must totally love you dude Quote

28-06-2010, 07:46:59

We do try to do our best for you guys..... Lets just say this is the warm up act eh Quote

28-06-2010, 08:46:05

This board kicks all kinds of ass. LOADS of people I know are using it.

A little while ago you could pick up the latest Alienware chassis on Ebay for about £200 with a 1kw Delta PSU. Few of my friends got them and put in this board.. It kicked seven shades out of the actual Alienware Quote

28-06-2010, 08:49:50

BTW Tom I think this is relevant.. I am an ROG owner. I have noticed the ROG site is immensely slow. Terrible, even.

Is this just me and if not could you have a word with Asus? TBH that's the ONLY gripe I ever had with my board was waiting all day for the updates to download and then finding they had dropped and corrupted..

If this post needs moving then please do so Quote

28-06-2010, 10:12:32

Originally Posted by name='AlienALX'
This board kicks all kinds of ass. LOADS of people I know are using it.
I doubt anyone is using this, seeing as this is the worlds first RE3G review, the RRP hasnt even been confirmed 100% yet let alone any shops have them!Quote

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