The newest member of the Republic of Gamers is the ASUS Maximus Formula, based on the X38 chipset with an ICH9R southbridge.  With the new Intel chipset comes support for 1600MHz FSB and 45nm process chips.  [H]ard|OCP picked one up and their testing shows it to be a great board for overclockers, new or experienced, and they thought the choice to stick with DDR2 makes it attractive to more than just the richest of gamers.

On the other hand, if you still want support for newer Intel processors, but are more concerned about size, like in an HTPC for exampe, check out Steve’s review of the Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2H mATX board.

“ASUS brings us Intel’s X38 chipset in the form of the ASUS Maximus Formula. This is also ASUS’ latest in the Republic of Gamers lineup. ASUS touts the Maximus Formula as ‘The Top of Game Board Today.'”

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