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  • Asus Rampage III Extreme Motherboard Review
  • Asus Rampage III Extreme Motherboard Review


    Included Goodies

    We have come to expect more included goodies with our high-end motherboards to help justify the additional cost.  ASUS does not disappoint and includes everything you'll need to get up and running.

    In terms of documentation you will get an extremely detailed User Guide that talks about every feature found on this motherboard, a driver disk complete with system and overclocking utilities, cable identification stickers and window sticker.  
    There is a small accessory pack that complements this motherboard including a set of Q-Connectors, three thermal probes, voltage probes and a small pack of zip ties.

    Mutli GPU setups are supported with both nVidia SLI and AMD Crossfire.  Included with the board you will find 2 SLI bridges and a special length crossfire cable.  A ROG branded I/O back plate helps dress up the system.
    The cable package includes four SATA cables, a USB break out panel and ROG Connect USB cable for PC to PC connections.

    As we mentioned before the onboard cooling solution on the Rampage III Extreme is not very good and to help increase cooling capacity ASUS has included a larger heastink and cooling fan.  The fan plugs into one of the special motherboard headers and is barely audible when operational.
    The last feature is very unique for high end motherboards and is a dual purpose Bluetooth module.  In normal operation it will allow you to connect to any Bluetooth enabled device.  When you press the logo button it transforms the connection into a remote control that is accessible from any PDA style smartphone.  Yep, you read that correctly, you can adjust voltages and clock speed directly from your mobile device.