ASUS Maximus III Gene is a socket LGA1156 motherboard based on Intel P55 chipset using the microATX form factor and featuring two PCI Express x16 slots, Japanese solid capacitors and many overclocking options. Like Rampage III Extreme it is part of "Republic of Gamers" (ROG) product line, which is the high-performance series from ASUS with a unique visual identity.
In Figure 1 you have an overall look at ASUS Maximus III Gene motherboard. It is a microATX motherboard without on-board video, which is very rare to see.
In the next pages we will analyse this motherboard in detail.