Though this motherboard was shown for the first time in public at the PC Perspective Hardware Workshop at QuakeCon last week, we thought we post up a couple of photos of it since they were handed our way.  The ASUS Maximum III Gene motherboard is a mATX board based on the P55 chipset, ready for the upcoming Lynnfield processor launch.  For a mATX motherboard, this offereing DEFINITELY has a lot of unique and high-end features.

ASUS Maximum III Gene mATX P55 Motherboard shots - Motherboards  1

You can see that there are a pair of PCIe x16 slots for both CrossFire and SLI support as well as an additional PCIe x4 connection and legacy PCI slot. 

ASUS Maximum III Gene mATX P55 Motherboard shots - Motherboards  2

You can see physical power and reset buttons, at least 6 SATA 2 ports, 4 DIMM slots that support DDR3 memory and whole lot more.  Look for a preview of this board very soon and a whole HOST of reviews once the NDA lifts on Intel’s new CPUs.