ASUS recently added a new P55 motherboard in the Republic of Gamers motherboard series called the Maximus III Extreme! The Intel LGA 1156 motherboard supports Core i3/i5/i7 and is aimed at enthusiasts. The board supports 16GB of DDR3 memory, five PCIe x16 slots, SATA 6Gbps, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and even Bluetooth support! Read on to see how this loaded up motherboard performs when pushed to its limits with subzero cascade cooling!
I would suspect the Maximus III Extreme to sit somewhere between $300 and $350, tending closer to $350. Just a quick search of Newegg yields only 3 likely candidates for competition: the MSI P55 Big Bang series and the EVGA P55 Classified 200. In a feature shoot-out the Maximus III Extreme has them beat with USB 3.0, SATA 6 Gbps, 4-way CrossFire PCIe slots, and ROG Connect right out of the box. In the land of overbuilt LGA1156 boards it would appear the Maximus III Extreme will reign supreme.
Article Title: ASUS Maximus III Extreme LGA 1156 Motherboard Review
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