Conclusion: The original Rampage II Gene was a good micro-ATX board for those looking to build a compact system. Rather than make significant changes to the already successful product, ASUS has simply updated technology with the inclusion of the SATA 6 GB/s and USB 3.0 to create the Rampage III Gene.
Summary: What an interesting little motherboard. It offers the brute power of the LGA 1366 Intel Core i7 platform, you can combine it with triple channel memory (dual works fine as well of course) and you get to play with the coolness from the ROG team.
Now when we tested this motherboard, all was fine ..
Summary: The Gene series has always occupied a bit of a niche market as power and portability rarely go hand in hand when it comes to PC hardware. Nevertheless with the Rampage III Gene Asus has refined an already-impressive product and injected the features we all now expect in a 2010 motherboard.
Pros: - Full size performance, - Diminutive size, - Outstanding Layout, - Great BIOS, - Superb overclocking
Cons: - Digital Coaxial would be welcome, - No eSATA connectors, - Expensive for a MicroATX board
Conclusion: The Asus Rampage III Gene sits strangely in the LGA1366 market. It's part of Asus' RoG brand, so there’s no question that it’s aimed at enthusiasts and overclockers, but it’s a micro-ATX board so it benefits from being cheaper than full sized boards.
Summary: The Asus Rampage III GENE is a very solid motherboard providing strong performance, impressive overclocking abilities and up to date features. Without a doubt this is the most powerful MicroATX motherboard available and at $240 US it is also the most expensive.
Excerpt: Let me digress. The importance of genetics upon all of our lives cannot possibly be overstated. It's the reason that we look how we do, have the colour eyes we do, roughly our body shape and type, even our likelihood of early baldness.
Excerpt: Selv om Intels X58-brikkesett har vært på markedet siden slutten av 2008, er plattformen forsatt regnet som den heftigste plattformen for Intel-prosessorer. Plattformen er nemlig den eneste av Intels plattformer som har støtte for Intels sekskjerneprosessorer.