ASUS has today announced the launch of its latest Republic of Gamers motherboard, the Rampage III Black Edition motherboard. Designed to set a new benchmark in the world of gaming motherboards, the Rampage III Black Edition will be a limited edition model based on the Intel® X58 Express Chipset and supports the LGA1366 Intel® Core™ i7 Processors with integrated memory controller to support 3-channel (6 DIMMs) DDR3 memory. It also 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.


CPUIntel® Socket 1366 Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition/Core™ i7 Processor/
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* Refer to for Intel CPU support list
ChipsetIntel® X58 / ICH10R
System BusUp to 6400 MT/s ; QuickPath Interconnection
Memory6 x DIMM, Max. 48 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Triple channel memory architecture
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Some hyper DIMMs only support one DIMM per channel. Please refer to Memory QVL for details.
Expansion Slots4 x PCIe 2.0 x16 , support x16; x16/x16; x16/x8/x8 and x8/x8/x8/x8 configurations
2 x PCIe x1
Multi-GPU SupportSupport NVIDIA 3-Way SLI™ / ATI CrossFireX™ Technology
4 PCIe x16 slots ready for 4 single PCB 2-slot width graphics cards
StorageIntel ICH10R controller
6 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10
JMicron® JMB363 controller
2 xExternal SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
Marvell® 9182 PCIe SATA 6Gb/s controller
2 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
BluetoothIEEE 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Compliant, Bluetooth v3.0 + HS
ThunderBolt LAN/Audio Combo CardKiller™ E2100 dedicated network processing unit (NPU)
– Advanced Game Detect™
– Visual Bandwidth Control™
– Application Blocking
– Online Gaming PC Monitor™
– Bandwidth Tester
– Game Networking DNA™
Built-in 2-Channel High Quality DAC/ADC
– Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 116 dB
– Output THD+N at 1kHz: 105 dB
– C-Media 6631 audio processor (Max. 192kHz/ 24-bit)
– TI 6120A2 high fidelity headphone amplifier
– Digital-to-Analog Converter: 120 dB (Max. 192kHz/ 24-bit)
– Analog-to-Digital Converter: 114 dB (Max. 192kHz/ 24-bit)
– Supports 3 Headphone Impedance Gain Modes (up to 300 Ohms)
– Fine-tuned Game Genre EQ Profiles
– Xear™ Surround Headphone
– Xear™ SingFX
– Equalizer, Environment Effects, FlexBass, Smart Volume, Virtual Speaker Shifter
– DS3D GX 1.0, OpenAL
– Front-panel audio connector (AAFP)
– Line in, Line out, Optical S/PDIF out ports
– USB 2.0 Interface
LANIntel® Gigabit Ethernet LAN
AudioSupremeFX X-Fi 2 Built-in 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
– EAX® Advanced™ HD 5.0
– THX® TruStudio PRO™
– X-Fi® Xtreme Fidelity™
– Creative ALchemy
– Blu-ray audio layer content protection
– Supports Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front panel Jack-retasking
USBNEC® USB 3.0 controller
– 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 at back panel; 2 at midboard)
Intel® ICH10R Southbridge
– 11 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at midboard; 6 ports at back panel, 1 reserved for ROG Connect)
ASUS Unique FeaturesCPU Level Up
Onboard Switches: Power / Reset / Clr CMOS (at rear)
ASUS MyLogo3
ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
Q-Fan Plus
ROG BIOS Wallpaper
ASUS Q-Connector
Overclocking FeaturesROG Connect
– RC Poster
– RC Remote
– RC Diagram
– GPU TweakIt
ROG iDirect
ROG Extreme Engine Digi+
– 8-phase CPU power
– 3-phase QPI/DRAM power
– 3-phase NB power
– 3-phase Memory power
– ML Caps on CPU, Memory and QPI respectively
Extreme Tweaker
BIOS Flashback with onboard switch button
Loadline Calibration
ROG Extreme OC kit
– LN2 Mode
– PCIe x16 Lane Switch
– Q_Reset
– Double Power Supply with dual 8-pin (CPU) power connectors
Intelligent overclocking tools
– ASUS AI Booster Utility
– O.C Profile
Overclocking Protection
– COP EX (Component Overheat Protection – EX)
– Voltiminder LED
– ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Back Panel I/O Ports1 x PS/2 Keyboard
2 x External SATA ports
1 x LAN(RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 (Blue)
7 x USB 2.0/1.1 (1 port also for ROG Connect)
8 -Channel Audio I/O
1 x Clr CMOS switch
2 x Wi-Fi antenna jacks
1 x ROG Connect On/Off switch
Internal I/O Connectors1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector(s) supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector(s) support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (Grey)
6 x SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors (Black)
2 x CPU Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
3 x Optional Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector
2 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
3 x thermal sensor connector
1 x En/Dis-able Clr CMOS connector
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x System Panel connector
8 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
1 x QPI Loadline calibration switch jumper (QPI_LL_SW)
1 x LN2 Mode Header
1 x START (Power On) button
1 x RESET button
1 x EZ Plug connector (4-pin Molex Power connector)
1 x Go Button
1 x BIOS Switch button
1 x ROG light connector
BIOS16 Mb Flash ROM , PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS
ManageabilityWOL by PME,WOR by PME,PXE
Accessories1 x ROG Connect cable
1 x 3-Way SLI Bridge
1 x SLI Cable
1 x CrossFire Cable
1 x 2-in-1 ASUS Q-Connector Kit
3 x 2-in-1 SATA signal cables
1 x 2-in-1 SATA 6G cables
1 x 2-port USB2.0 + ESATA module
1 x I/O Shield
3 x Thermal Sensor Cable Packs
1 x Cable Ties Pack
1 x ROG theme label
1 x 12-in-1 ROG Cable Label
1 x USB to USB cable for ThunderBolt
2 x Wi-Fi Ring Moving Antenna
1 x Optional NB Fan
Support DiscDrivers
ASUS Update
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
ASUS TurboV EVO Utility
ASUS AI Charger
WiFi Agent
Form FactorExtended ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 10.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 26.9 cm )

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