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ASUS Rampage III Black Edition
"The spec-sheet might read pretty similar to last year's Rampage III Extreme, but there have been a few tweaks alright. The board now sports a quartet of PCIe x16 slots capable of supporting three-way SLI or four-way CrossFireX, support for 24GB DDR3 at speeds of up to 2,200MHz and then the fun begins, USB 3.0, SATA 6G, a ThunderBolt add-on card that integrates Xonar sound as well as BigFoot's Killer NPU."
"The Rampage III Black Edition is said to take overclocking to the next level and it does so with a fancy new black BIOS. The specifications list includes some pretty impressive memory support, not only can the board be crammed with 48GB of RAM, but it can also be clocked at 2.2GHz and in triple-channel that’s a lot of bandwidth."
"Considering that the aging X58 chipset has already been replaced, we were surprised to see yet another offering in the X58 lineup, even with the recent release of Sandy Bridge and the Z68 chipset. However, looking over the specs and feature, on this board we would dare to say that the X58 is back in black."
"Overclocking the ASUS Rampage III Black Edition was actually very easy despite the fact I've become spoiled by P67 and Z68 boards as of late. Of course I went ahead and disabled the CPU and PCIe spread spectrum settings and then disabled all the unnecessary CPU features such as C1E support, Execute Disable, turbo mode, C-States, and Speedstep."
"Along with all the impressive features, the Black Edition motherboard has what really counts, excellent performance. During our testing the ASUS board was able to compete with our highest performing X58 based motherboards. While the difference between the other boards wasn't huge, it was still better."
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