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    Standard Asus Maximus III Gene & i5 670 @ -180.1 on LN2

    I just received the Maximus III Gene from Asus, my first impression as soon as i opened the box was WOW this board looked amazing albeit micro sized.
    I was very keen to see what this board could do.

    ASUS MAXIMUS III GENE

    [IMG]http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/9669/r0011015.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/227/r0011002.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7254/r0011008.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/1193/r0011009.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/2629/r0011010.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/2629/r0011010.jpg[/IMG]

    Specifications
    CPU:
    Intel® Socket 1156 Core™ i7 Processor/Core™ i5 Processor
    Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    * Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
    Chipset:
    Intel® P55 Express Chipset
    Memory:
    4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)*/2000(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
    Dual Channel memory architecture
    * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
    **Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    *** Please refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors Lists).
    Expansion Slots:
    2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (support single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)
    1 x PCIe x4
    1 x PCI 2.2
    Multi-GPU Support
    Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology / ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
    Storage:
    Intel® P55 Express Chipset built-in
    6 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
    Intel Matrix Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10

    JMicron® JMB363 SATA controller
    1 xExternal SATA 3.0 Gb/s port at rear (SATA On-the-Go)
    1 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s port
    LAN:
    Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
    GameFirst
    Audio SupremeFX X-Fi built-in
    - 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    - EAX® Advanced™ HD 4.0
    - X-Fi CMSS®-3D
    - X-Fi Crystalizer™
    - Creative ALchemy
    - Blu-ray support
    - Supports Optical S/PDIF out port on rear
    IEEE 1394 2 x 1394a ports (1 port at back I/O, 1 port onboard)
    USB 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (5 ports at mid-board, 9 ports at back panel)
    ASUS Unique Features MemOK!
    MemPerfect
    ProbeIt
    Onboard Switches: Power / Reset / Clr CMOS (at rear)
    ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    ASUS Q-Connector
    ASUS Q-Slot
    ASUS Q-DIMM
    ASUS EPU
    ASUS Fan Xpert
    ASUS MyLogo3
    ASUS EZ Flash 2
    ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    Overclocking Features CPU Power Design
    - 8-phase CPU power
    - 2-phase VTT power
    - 2-phase Memory power
    ROG Connect
    CPU Level Up
    iROG
    Extreme Tweaker
    Loadline Calibration
    Intelligent overclocking tools:
    - ASUS TurboV EVO
    - O.C. Profile
    Overclocking Protection:
    - COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
    - Voltiminder LED
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
    Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x External SATA
    1 x S/PDIF Out (Optical)
    1 x IEEE 1394a
    1 x LAN(RJ45) port
    9 x USB 2.0/1.1
    1 x PS/2 Keyboard port (purple)
    1 x Clr CMOS switch
    1 x ROG Connect On/Off switch
    8-channel Audio I/O with gold-plated jack
    Internal I/O Connectors 3 x USB connectors supports additional 5 USB 2.0 ports (1 port reserved for ROG Connect at rear)
    1 x IEEE 1394a connector
    7 x SATA connectors (one is from JMicron® 363 (black))
    5 x Fan connectors: 1 x CPU / 2 x Chassis / 2 x Optional
    1 x SPDIF out header
    1 x CD audio in
    1 x Front panel audio connector
    2 x thermal sensor connectors
    1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
    1 x En/Dis-able Clr CMOS header
    5 x ProbeIt measurement points
    1 x Go Button
    System panel connector
    BIOS 16 Mb Flash ROM , AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS
    Manageability WOL by PME,WOR by PME,PXE
    Accessories User's manual
    1 x I/O Shield
    1 x ROG Connect Cable
    1 x ROG Cable Labels (12 in 1)
    1 x SLI Cable
    1 x 2-in-1 ASUS Q-Connector Kit
    3 x 2-in-1 SATA signal cables
    1 x Cable Ties
    1 x ROG Theme Label
    Support Disc Support DVD:
    - Drivers and applications
    Sound Blaster X-Fi Utility
    ROG GameFirst Utility
    ASUS TurboV EVO Utility
    ASUS PC Probe II
    ASUS Update
    ASUS AI Suite
    Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
    Form Factor uATX Form Factor
    9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )

    This board is boasting some very impressive features such as ROG connect giving you the ability to overclock your machine at a bios level from another computer as well as flash the bios remotely so no fear of bricking your motherboard due to bad flash, 10 phase digital PWM's & bios features to improve cold bug booting, the list goes on and on.
    Well lets get down to some benching and see what this board can do.

    Test setup:

    ASUS MAXIMUS III GENE
    INTEL I5 670
    CORSAIR DDR3 2000MHZ C8 2X2GB
    CORSAIR HX 1000W PSU
    ATI 3850
    OCZ VERTEX 64GB SSD
    FROZEN SYSTEMS K6 LN2 POT
    28" VIEWSONIC LCD SCREEN


    Stock air benching :

    [IMG]http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/9456/screen031.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/6852/screen030.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/1913/screen032y.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/3518/screen033.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/7710/screen034.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/5258/screen044.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/5508/screen045n.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/9088/screen046.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/5068/screen047.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/9269/screen048.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/7594/screen049.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/6834/screen050.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/3384/screen050j.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/4310/screen051.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/4677/screen052.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/2379/screen053.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/7432/screen054.jpg[/IMG]

    As you can see at stock setting performance is very reasonable for a micro ATX factor setup but now lets see how it overclocks

    Max air overclock @ 4875mhz

    [IMG]http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/3830/screen055.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/5650/screen056.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/3305/screen058.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/2655/screen059i.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/7519/screen060.jpg[/IMG]

    Well all I can say is bloody impressive I have never seen a micro atx board perform this well, these digital PWM's are worth every penny. The overclocking features in the bios were amazing they gave me the ability to change every setting i needed.

    Well as I am sure you all know what comes next, LN2 lets see what this board can really do !!!!!

    [IMG]http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/9611/r0011029.jpg[/IMG]

    ASUS ROG CONNECT @ -173c

    [IMG]http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9605/r0011019.jpg[/IMG]

    FULL TILT -180.1c

    [IMG]http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/7409/r0011023.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2207/cpuz6440.png[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/4981/spi1m.jpg[/IMG]

    Now unfortunatly this was all i could achieve when running LN2 as this motherboard seems to have a bios corruption issue when running -100 and below. After a crash the motherboard would post then display an message stating the is an invalid checksum in the bios please insert the motherboard disk or USB to reinstall bios and restart your computer. Well i did this about 50 times i tried motherboard disk, USB, and ROG Connect everytime it would say successfull !! please restart your computer then it would happen again. I cant tell you how frustrating this was waiting for my pot to warm up to -20 before magically it would all work again and then back to the benching so after 20 hours of LN2 benching i only achieved these 2 results.

    Conclusion:

    Pro's
    Price
    Looks
    Digital PWM's
    Great overclocker
    ROG connect
    Fail safe bios flashing
    Great on-board sound

    Con's
    2:8 divider not working at high mhz
    Bios corruption issue at -100 ( not that this would effect that many people)

    Overall:
    Well for a micro ATX board you can not go wrong, this board would be excellent for LAN parties or even your HTPC ( as im doing ) it has all the features of a full blown ATX board but in a compact size. The price has to be the best thing, this board is so cheap i can not believe it you should pick up one of these boards for under 300.00 dollars and brings you everything you would expect with ROG reputation behind it.

    BIG THANKS TO MATT & TEAM AT ASUS AUSTRALIA

    Uncle Fester

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    Did you do LN2-mod?
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    Good read! Sounds good for an matx board but this bios issue sounds very strange. I could not observe this either with MIIIF or MIIIE with and without mod. Modding the boards helps a lot btw and for -180°C normally they need to be modded. I couldn't get this temp working with any chip until now so I am quite impressed by that
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    Nice Thread and results! Thanks for the comparison between the different clocks and cooling solutions!
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    Zitat Zitat von SoF Beitrag anzeigen
    Good read! Sounds good for an matx board but this bios issue sounds very strange. I could not observe this either with MIIIF or MIIIE with and without mod. Modding the boards helps a lot btw and for -180°C normally they need to be modded. I couldn't get this temp working with any chip until now so I am quite impressed by that
    Hi SoF, yes i did the cold bug mod to this board, the bios issue was really weird i had never experienced this before
    Maybe just a bad board who knows ??
    By the way love your overclocks SoF one day ill try get over to EU and have to have to catch up for a bench session

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    Zitat Zitat von SeLecT Beitrag anzeigen
    Nice Thread and results! Thanks for the comparison between the different clocks and cooling solutions!
    Thanks SeLecT

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    Zitat Zitat von stummerwinter Beitrag anzeigen


    Did you do LN2-mod?
    Yes i did do that mod you sent me the link too
    Thankyou very much stummerwinter, LOVED your vantage WR mate i wish ASUS would send me the good stuff you get hahahaha.
    Geändert von uncle fester (17.03.2010 um 09:35 Uhr)

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    Please use theedit button on the next time
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    Zitat Zitat von SeLecT Beitrag anzeigen
    Please use theedit button on the next time
    Sorry i cant read german buttons very well
    Geändert von uncle fester (17.03.2010 um 13:40 Uhr)

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    nice test and results ! wow -180°C ... looks like a good chip u have there

    hehe the german button is called "ändern" u also can delete your own wrong posts, if you klick on "ändern". its called "löschen"
    Geändert von PLAGANOS (17.03.2010 um 13:45 Uhr)

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    Thankyou very much plaganos, ya need a maxi III extreme i think to really get the potential out of the chip

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    No problem.

    Sorry, i didn't look at the language at the buttons.
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