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ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


  • Intel X58
  • Core i7 (LGA1366)
  • DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066
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Asus's ROG (Republic of Gamers) series motherboards have an unparalleled reputation within the overclocking community and their Rampage III Formula is the next step. Based on Intel's X58 Express and ICH10R chipsets, this ATX board is ready to host the high-end LGA1366 Core i7 processors for ultimate power performance.

Up to 24GB of DDR3 RAM up to 2200MHz - through overclocking - can be installed in triple channel mode providing increased performance. Enjoy jaw-dropping graphics performance with SLI/CrossFireX on-Demand, and lightening-fast data transfer with Gigabit LAN, True USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s. On-board SupremeFX X-Fi 2 delivers ultra-real cinematic in-game surround sound. Additionally, a bunch of Asus ROG’s exclusive features like Extreme Engine Digi+ and ROG Connect help drive your system to the limit!

  • newegg Intel Core i7 Support Based on the Intel X58 chipset, the Asus Rampage III Formula motherboard supports Intel’s latest generation Core i7 processors in LGA1366 socket, providing unprecedented computing power to match the performance levels you are looking for.
  • newegg SLI or CrossFireX On-Demand The Asus Rampage III Formula features three PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots that support 3-Way NVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFireX, providing jaw-dropping graphics at a level you have never seen.
  • newegg Extreme Engine Digi+ Featuring powerful combination of analog and digital design elements, the Asus Rampage III Formula motherboard can help you easily push your spanking new Intel CPU to the limit with adjustable CPU PWM frequency.
  • newegg SupremeFX X-Fi 2 Built in Featuring hardware-accelerated EAX 5.0 and OpenAL, SupremeFX X-Fi 2 delivers ultra-real cinematic gaming audio experiences to ROG die hards. It even comes with THX branding, which makes games, music and movies sound way better! SupremeFX X-Fi 2 also implements gold-plated jacks and high quality capacitors to ensure high definition adventures in audio.
  • newegg ROG Connect ROG Connect lets you monitor the status of your desktop PC and tweak its parameters in real-time via a notebook. It links your main system to a notebook through a USB cable, allowing you to view real-time POST code and hardware status readouts on your notebook, as well as make on-the-fly parameter adjustments at a purely hardware level.
  • newegg True USB 3.0 and True SATA 6Gbps Support Revolutionary SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology delivers up to 5Gbps bandwidth, which is 10x faster than USB 2.0 and boosts data transfer rate between PC and USB devices. Next-generation SATA Revision 3.0 interface provides up to 6Gb/s data transfer rates for enhanced performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.

Learn more about the ASUS Rampage III Formula


Rampage III Formula

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1366
CPU Type
Core i7 (LGA1366)
Supported CPU Technologies
Support Intel Turbo Boost Technology


Intel X58
South Bridge
Intel ICH10R


Number of Memory Slots
Memory Standard
DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
Channel Supported
Triple Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
3 (support x16; x16/x16; x16/x8/x8 configurations )
PCI Express x1
PCI Slots

Storage Devices

SATA 3Gb/s
SATA 6Gb/s
2 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA 3.0 Gb/s: RAID 0,1,5,10

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
SupremeFX X-Fi 2
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Intel Ethernet 82567V
Max LAN Speed

Rear Panel Ports

1 x PS/2 Keyboard
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
7 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (1 port also for ROG Connect)
IEEE 1394
1 x IEEE 1394a
2 x eSATA 3Gb/s
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB connectors supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
Onboard 1394
1 x 1394a

Physical Spec

Form Factor
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin


LGA1366 socket for Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition / Core i7 Processor

Triple-channel, DDR3 2200(O.C.) Support

Extreme Engine Digi+ - Powerful combination of analog and digital design elements

ROG Connect - Plug and Overclock, Tweak it the hardcore way!

SupremeFX X-Fi 2 Built-in - Play with ultra-real cinematic in-game surround sound!

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited
3 years limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

Customer Reviews of the ASUS Rampage III Formula

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  • r.m.t.
  • 1/1/2013 6:27:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYou can't beat this board.

Pros: Solid construction, perfect amount and type of ports, cpu socket lets you get an intel bloomberg i7 (awesome cpu). The bios is incredible, with all the over-clocking options you'd ever need. POST is extremely informative and saves you a bunch of time when putting together your machine.

Cons: None -- even the color is perfect.

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a customizable bios you've found one with this board. It's an over-clocker's dream board. Buy it already.

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  • Ron Welch
  • 10/28/2012 8:33:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLousy aftermarket support

Pros: tri-SLI, Triple channel RAM, easy overclocking, auto-resets to defaults after failed overclocking attempt

Cons: First: The drivers that came on CD and the drivers on the web site never worked for the X-Fi sound. The Creative Labs software said it couldn't find a supported chip. Asus support said I could RMA the board back. Okay, big disappointment but I'm not taking a working motherboard out of my best PC to replace on-board sound. They probably knew that was a problem with a whole bunch of version 1.xx owners. I bought an aftermarket Sound Blaster Extreme.

Second: Huge!!! Can't use a >2TB HD for your Windows 7 operating system. Windows 7 64 bit has no problem formatting my 3TB drive as GPT partition but you can't boot from it because they never added UEFI to the BIOS. It could have and should have been done, but the didn't. I'm sure it was to drive people to upgrade to their newer Rampage IV boards. I paid a whole lot of money for this high-end board and it should have received better aftermarket support. Their were other boards at the time of my purchase that had UEFI but I didn't know to look for it and had been an Asus Fan-boy for 20 years. NO MORE! Gigabyte, here I come!!!

Other Thoughts: I've owned Asus products since the early 90's when they were an up and coming generic like Samsung used to be as well. I think my P2B-N with an overclocked Celeron is still running in a relatives garage. Their quality and support has dwindled over the decades and I have had the last straw.

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  • 8/30/2012 3:11:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice Board

Pros: Everything about the board except...

Cons: The advertised SATA 6Gb/s.

Other Thoughts: My Only Complaint: Almost a year since I purchased this board. After purchasing an SSD and attempting to install Win7 to try to reach the advertised 6Gb/s, I found after much work and research that it wasn't happening. I wanted to give this board 5 stars but the failure on the part of Asus to do anything about the Sata/Marvell issue bothers me. Don't get me wrong: I love everything about this board. I'm just disappointed about a feature that should have been tested BEFORE selling the product.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issue you had with the motherboard.

The Marvell (red) SATA ports are capable of 6 Gb/s on the interface. Actual speeds vary depending on SSD used. Can you tell me what speeds you're getting on your drive (benchmark results), the drive you're using, and issues with the ports? My email is reference #C1037-4047.

ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • 8/25/2012 9:53:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat mobo!

Pros: So far this motherboard has been working great! I've owned it for over a year and have not had any issues. I love the features it gives for over clocking and diagnosing hard ware issues, although I have not had any.

Cons: None so far.

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  • N/A
  • 5/31/2012 8:23:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsASUS FOR LIFE

Pros: WOW...This is truly an amazing board. The ROG connect is simply mind blowing. This board is so far ahead of its competitors its not even funny. Don't believe the negative responses, this board is pure win.

Cons: NONE!

Other Thoughts: I have used Asus for 7 years now and nothing but good reviews. Their warranty is the best out there, but the tech support is a bit lacking. I just simply request an RMA fight out of the gate.

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  • Nullpersona
  • 5/30/2012 2:55:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMy worst NewEgg purchse yet...

Pros: Comes in a cool box with stickers for your sata cables.

Cons: Didnt recognize 5 different hdd and 2 ssd of 10 total drives.
SATA III 6G does not exist on this board!

I am reviewing it after deactivation, but in case you are thinking about buying this any way, don't.

Other Thoughts: My first and last ASUS purchase...

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  • taxableabe
  • 5/17/2012 7:26:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fast for PCI-e 2.0 graphics, and can SLI!

Cons: The worst SATA III 6Gb/s controller.

I get nowhere near the speeds my SSD should be getting, I'm limited to 380MB/s, which is not the 550MB/s sata 6 should be at with my SSD.

I really regret getting this board due to this reason.

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  • DeRais
  • 5/16/2012 9:05:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWon't Be Back

Pros: Looks pretty.

Cons: When I first got this board, it was dead on arrival. Nothing whatsoever. This lead to a 4 month struggle with Asus to get it replaced, which they eventually did, and required me to pay shipping to return their dead product (I won't be back, Asus). Also, it has no onboard graphics. YES, if you're a gamer, you don't want onboard graphics, but it would be nice to have something if only for troubleshooting's sake. Does not have USB 3.0 support so I can hook my case's USB 3.0 ports onto the board. Also, obviously, LGA 1366, which is dead and worthless...
I would stay away from this board. And Asus.

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  • jkefalas
  • 3/24/2012 7:36:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board. Period.

Pros: Smaller than my old P5Q-Deluxe. Heat sinks more than adequate for overclocking. Easy install for all components all-around. Not sure what some people are complaining about with the RAM install/recognition (*see below).

Cons: None to speak of.

Other Thoughts: After reading some of the negative reviews, I was a bit weary but pulled the trigger anyway. Glad I did. 4 months ownership and not a hitch. 12G 1600 RAM and i7 960 OC'd to 4012mHz easy peasy. Folding at -smp 8 with temps no higher than 73c at 72F ambient temp on air. And for all of you complaining about RAM not being recognized - turn down your overclock and pump more voltage into your DIMMs. Or buy low voltage RAM (1.25v) like I did. Your processor in tandem with Windows 7 is only using what it can still deem stable. This is user error, not system/mobo error.

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  • N/A
  • 3/15/2012 7:14:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsFalse Ad

Pros: Its a great motherboard

Cons: It does not come with SupremeFX X-Fi 2 chipset. Instead some realtek garbage that does not work with anything at all.

Other Thoughts: I should sue Asus for false advertisement piece of garbage onboard audio :(.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

The Realtek controller can run licensed software technologies (EAX 5.0 and such) from third parties such as Creative and because we have included them, this is what the product name represents. There is no false advertisement.

ASUS Customer Support

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