Rampage III Formula mobo promises 'superior value'

Asus keeps enlarging its Republic of Gamers motherboard line. Earlier today, the company e-mailed us some photos and specifications for its next model, the Rampage III Formula—a board that purportedly delivers a "balance of gaming-related features at a superior value."

Then again, this is an X58 mobo, and Asus has outfitted it with several premium features, so I wouldn't necessarily expect bargain-basement pricing. The Formula III takes triple-channel DDR3-2000 RAM, supports three-way Nvidia SLI or AMD CrossFireX configs, and has perks like a SupremeFX X-Fi 2 audio chip and Intel Ethernet with Asus' GameFirst! bandwidth multitasker. In the company's words, the bandwidth multitasker "lets users download stuff in the background without causing lag or latency in online gaming."

Other bells and whistles include USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps (of course), ROG Connect functionality for remote overclocking, digital voltage regulation, and a network of heat pipes and stylish black heatsinks.

Asus says it will release more details about this motherboard "over the remainder of the summer," and that the product "will soon be out on the performance circuit"—whatever that means. Check the gallery below for the images.

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