FREMONT, CALIFORNIA (Feb 25th, 2009)- ASUS, the world’s leading motherboard manufacturer today released the X58-based ROG (Republic of Gamers) Rampage II GENE in response to increased demand for a micro ATX gaming and enthusiast motherboard. Hailing from ASUS’ world record-breaking Rampage II lineage, the Rampage II GENE boasts premium features such as MemOK! for worry-free memory upgrades, CPU Level Up for easy system performance boosts, and onboard SupremeFX X-Fi for true-to-life surround sound.

Miniature Size, Maximum Power
With the Rampage II GENE, ASUS has masterfully filled the micro ATX gap with its lauded ROG product line. Users can now harness the full power of the Intel Core i7 processor in a chassis the fraction of the size and weight of standard desktop PCs. The Rampage II GENE’s awesome combination of overclockability, tweakability and stability enable it to even outgun other full-sized motherboards.

MemOK! Any Memory is A-Okay!
MemOK! was developed to provide users with a worry-free memory upgrade experience. In the event of a boot failure after installing new RAM, all the user has to do is press an easily accessible button on the motherboard and MemOK! automatically loads the failsafe settings needed to ensure a successful system boot. MemOK! rapidly detects and resolves memory issues – even if bad or unstable memory is used!

Supreme In-game Audio with SupremeFX X-Fi
An onboard SupremeFX X-Fi solution delivers crisp audio and incredibly realistic in-game sound effects. Official EAX sound effects from EAX 1.0 to EAX HD4.0 allow gamers to enjoy total immersion in supported games. X-Fi CMSS3D’s groundbreaking positional audio gives gamers a distinct in-game advantage, while Crystalizer enhances overall audio quality dramatically.

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Model

Rampage II GENE

CPU

LGA1366 socket for Intel® Core™ i7

Chipset

Intel® X58/ICH10R

System Bus

Up to 6.4 GT/s with QuickPath Interconnection

Memory

6 x DIMM, Triple Channel, up to 24GB

DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C)/1333/1066 MHz

Expansion slot

2 x PCIe2.0 x16 slot, supports dual x16

1 x PCIe2.0 x4

1 x PCI 2.2

Multi-GPU

Support NVIDIA SLI™ / ATI CrossFireX™

Storage

7 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s

1 x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s

1 x UltraDMA 133, support RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5, and JBOD

LAN

Gigabit LAN

Audio

Onboard SupremeFX X-Fi 8-Ch. Audio with EAX4.0 support

Other I/O ports

1*PS/2, 1*eSATA, 1*IEEE1394a, 1*Clr CMOS, 1*Optical S/PDIF

USB / IEEE1394a

12 x USB2.0 (6+6)  / 2 x 1394a ports (1 at back I/O, 1 onboard)

Fan connector

5 (1 x CPU / 2 x Chassis / 2 x Optional)

Software (Full version)

Kaspersky anti-virus, Futuremark® 3DMark™06 Advanced Edition

Features

MemOK!, CPU Level Up, Keyboard-TweakIt, Extreme Tweaker, iROG, Loadline Calibration, LCD Poster, EPU-6 Engine, Q-Fan plus, Voltiminder LED

Form Factor

micro ATX Form Factor, 9.6”x 9.6” (24.4cm x 24.4cm)