Rampage III Black Edition - Intel® Socket 1366, Intel® X58 / ICH10R, x DIMM, Max. 48 GB, DDR3 2200/2133/2000/1800/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC, 4 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe x1, NVIDIA 3-Way SLI™ / ATI CrossFireX, 6 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s, 2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s, Gigabit Ethernet, SupremeFX X-Fi 2 8-Ch., Extended ATX
LGA1366 Intel® Core™ i7 Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors in LGA1366 package with integrated memory controller to support 3-channel (6 DIMMs) DDR3 memory. Supports Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) with a system bus of up to 6.4 GT/s and a max bandwidth of up to 25.6 GB/s. Intel® Core™ i7 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel® X58 Chipset
The Intel® X58 Express Chipset is one of the most powerful chipset designed to support the Intel® Core™ i7 Processors with LGA1366 package and Intel® next generation system interconnect interface, Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (QPI), providing improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It also supports up to 36 PCI Express 2.0 lanes providing better graphics performance.
Why choose when you can have both?
SLI or CrossFireX? Fret no longer because with the ROG Rampage III Black Edition you’ll be able to run both multi-GPU setups. The board features SLI/CrossFire on Demand technology, supporting up to four graphics cards in a 3-Way SLI or CrossFireX configuration. Whichever path you take, you can be assured of jaw-dropping graphics at a level previously unseen.
Tri-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 ThunderBolt LAN/Audio Combo
Even with a high-end CPU and GPU, FPS and MMORPGs can still become a laggy mess if the LAN performance sucks. Gamers yearn to keep gaming framerates solid. The ROG ThunderBolt has been designed from continual feedback from the PC gaming community. By enhancing the 2 key factors (Speed and Sound) that dominate your gaming experience, the advanced integration of the LAN/Audio combo ThunderBolt offers higher throughput and decreased latency is about to bring the best in-game experience to you!
Note: Network Processing Unit (NPU)
Built-in Headset Amp.
The ROG ThunderBolt is a dedicated LAN/audio combo card designed for gamers. With the ROG ThunderBolt's high sound quality and built-in amp, gamers can discover the enemy's position much easier and react earlier, making it just like another weapon in a gamer's arsenal! With fine-tuned background sound effects for popular game tyes and Xear 3D Surround tech, ROG ThunderBolt lets you hear better and win easier!
Future Transfer Technology
True USB 3.0 Support
10X faster data 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.
True 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.
ROG Exclusive Features
Extreme Engine Digi+
Powerful combination of analog and digital design elements
Extreme Engine Digi+ equipped with high performance digital VRM design can easily achieve the ultimate performance with adjustable CPU PWM frequency. It expedites heat dissipation and achieves better electric conduction keeping critical components reliable. Now you'll be able to push your spanking new Intel CPU to the limit, hitting benchmark scores that others only dream of. Extreme Engine Digi+ balances the need for voltage and the desire for rock solid performance to bring the ultimate user experience.
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.
Tune your PC from your iPhone or iPad now!
Still overclocking your PC the old-fashioned way? Let ROG iDirect bring you a whole new tweaking experience right on your iPhone or iPad! Thanks to the Bluetooth support that comes with select ASUS ROG motherboards, you can monitor your PC and tweak parameters such as voltages and frequencies in real time wirelessly from your iPhone or iPad!
Easily check the status of your graphics cards and memory in the BIOS!
Notice potential problems even before you enter the OS! Overclockers can save valuable minutes in detecting component failure under extreme conditions. With GPU.DIMM Post, quickly and easily check your graphics cards and memory DIMMs status in the BIOS, potentially keeping that record-breaking overclock!
Bluetooth v3.0 + HS Support
Diverse Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Enjoyment, New Technology Lifestyle
Onboard Bluetooth v3.0 + HS enables smart connectivity to Bluetooth and wireless internet devices with no additional adapters. Enjoy the convenience and faster transfer rates of Wi-Fi anywhere on both desktops and notebooks.
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Sound with Clarity
SupremeFX X-Fi 2 Built-in
Play with ultra-real cinematic in-game surround sound!
SupremeFX X-Fi 2 delivers incredible gaming audio experiences to ROG die hards. It features EAX 5.0 and OpenAL for ultra-real cinematic in-game audio. It even comes with THX TruStudio Pro, which makes games, music and movies sound way better! SupremeFX X-Fi 2 also implements gold-plated jacks and high quality capacitors to ensure high definition adventures in audio.
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.
ASUS Rampage III Black Edition. Supported memory clock speeds: 1066,1333,1600,1800,2133,2200 MHz, Memory channels: Triple, Maximum internal memory: 48 GB. Processor family: Intel, Compatible processor series: Core i7, Processor socket: Socket B (LGA 1366). Networking features: 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 + HS, Ethernet interface type: Gigabit Ethernet. Component for: PC, Motherboard chipset: Intel X58, Motherboard form factor: Extended ATX. Parallel processing technology support: 3-Way SLI,Hybrid CrossFireX