Reviews and Problems with Asus Maximus III Formula
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ASUS Maximus III Formula motherboard review
25 March 2012
Conclusion: At this point in time, we've become pretty used to what to expect from any Republic of Gamers branded motherboard from ASUS when it lands softly upon our doorstep, and the Maximus III Formula is certainly no exception in this regard. Indeed, like pretty much any ASUS motherboard you could care to mention its layout is clean and well-thought out, while still throwing in features and additions aplenty which can broadly be filed under the "could be useful" category, where...
Conclusion: ASUS motherboards have always been a favorite among the enthusiast crowd and us reviewers here at motherboards.org as they offer a high degree of overclocking features and the ability to tweak their boards that is second to none. In terms of features the ASUS Maximus III Formula board delivers with their CPU Level Up and MemPerfect features setting them apart from the competition.
Summary: The Gigabyte board has legacy floppy and PATA ports, though, and more flexible DIMM arrangements; but the MIIIF has the better audio subsystem and the nifty memory-validation tool, as well as the cool, but probably not very mainstream, remote-control capabilities. Needless to say, it’s pretty damned close.
Pros: X-Fi soft audio; good overclocking capabilities; RC features.
Summary: ASUS brings us yet another Republic of Gamers branded motherboard, this time in the new Intel P55 Express chipset flavor. The ASUS Maximus III Formula promises not to disappoint with its robust feature set, solid design, and excellent pedigree.
ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA1156 Motherboard Review
18 November 2009
Conclusion: ASUS' Republic of Gamers motherboards have built a strong reputation over the years, and although the enthusiast product market is getting more competitive by the day, everyone knows that when a new RoG model arrives it means business. The Maximus III Formula is no exception. It is a comprehensive, well-rounded package for enthusiasts to work with.
Pros: - Solid performance., - Republic of Gamers theme looks good (aside from the slightly bland PCH cooler)., - Excellent layout., - Nice spacing between the PCI-E slots., - 2-Way CrossFireX & 2-Way SLI capability., - Superior manual overclocking capabilities., - Good failed OC recovery., - Auto Tuning automatic overclocking works well., - Perfect voltage regulation & output., - Good SATA II & USB 2.0 connectivity., - Eight 4-pin PWM fan headers., - SupremeFX X-Fi audo car...
Cons: - Voltage read points are too simplistic, need a way to attach voltmeter leads directly to the motherboard., - Only one BIOS chip, no backup or fail-safe., - Large CPU coolers + tall memory heatspreaders can cause installation annoyances., - No IDE or Floppy connectors (a non-issue for many nowadays)., - Thermal sensor headers, but no thermal sensor cables., - A dual-slot graphics card in the 3rd PCI-E x16 slot will overhang the motherboard (unlikely configuration).
Conclusion: Płyta przy pierwszym kontakcie zachwyca jakością wykonania i designem. Opis zaczniemy od jej podstawowych parametrów. Zbudowano ją z użyciem podstawki LGA1156 oraz chipsetu Intel P55 – jedynego jak dotąd dedykowanego nowym procesorom serii Core i7 800 i Core i5. Jednoukładowy chipset zaopatrzono w płaski radiator o bardzo dużej powierzchni. Trzy kolejne radiatory połączone rurka cieplną odbierają ciepło z elementów sekcji zasilania.
Pros: jakość wykonania, Ogromna liczba gniazd, Mnóstwo dodatkowych funkcji, Obsługa CrossFier i SLI, Dostosowanie do wymagań overclockingu