We are sitting in sunny Santa Clara yet again for an exciting event hosted by ASUS – the OC Summit and Competition as part of the ROG Experience Tour.  This event is bringing together 9 of the world’s best overclockers to compete with each other for cash and prizes.  The subject of their ire?  The new ASUS Maximus III Extreme and Rampage III Extreme motherboards; part of the Republic of Gamers product line from ASUS.

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Three teams of 3 overclockers will be working throughout the day with a mix of hardware from event sponsors including:
  • ASUS Rampage III Extreme and Maximus III Extreme motherboards
  • Intel Core i7-980X Processors (and Clarkdales as well)
  • ASUS Radeon HD 5870 Voltage Tweak graphics cards
  • Corsair 6GB DDR3-2000C7 memory kits
  • OCZ Vertex 120GB SSDs
  • Antec 1200 watt power supplies
  • more!!
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The goods – how much of it will survive though?

With the help of a little LN2 and some knowledgeable enthusiasts ASUS is hoping to break some overclocking records today.  And the best part?  They are going to be streaming it live for you all to see!

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All you have to do is visit http://asusrog.com/ and you watch the event kick off at 11am ET / 8am PT with some words from ASUS and their sponsors followed shortly by the random presentation of hardware and then the fun begins!  Who knows, maybe we’ll even get to see some fireworks?!?

You will also see some really cool technical demos on hand including a look at the new Bluetooth based ROG Connect feature and maybe even a surprise hardware appearance.   Stay tuned to PC Perspective all day for the goods!
Overclockers converge at the ASUS 3×3 Overclocking Summit

— Three of the premier overclocking teams in North America meet on April 10th

for a Wild West shootout utilizing the latest Republic of Gamers hardware —

Fremont, CA (April 9th, 2010) – On April 10, 2010, three of the leading overclocking teams in North America battle it out for two days using the new ASUS ROG Rampage III Extreme and Maximus III Extreme motherboards. Team Pure, OC Alliance and XtremeSystems will go head to head in a 3-way overclocking shootout featuring ten different benchmarks. Which team will climb to the top? Which team will take home the trophies and prizes? Find out who is leading and breaking records as the ASUS 3×3 OC Summit is streamed live at http://www.asusrog.com/rog_experience.html.  Since its first sneak peek at CES 2010, the Rampage III Extreme motherboard has generated widespread interest within the computer enthusiast community.  Based on the heritage of previous Republic of Gamers’ products, the Rampage III Extreme sets a new standard for a world class enthusiast motherboard.  This unique product offers the best blend of performance, stability, aesthetics, and features in an Intel X58 based motherboard.  What is the key to the Rampage III Extreme’s ability to provide the best balance between gaming and overclocking in an enthusiast level product?

It is simple; ASUS personnel across the company listened to, discussed with, and then implemented ideas from a variety of users including those in the gaming and overclocking communities.  Its overclocking prowess is attributable to a superb hardware and BIOS design that came about as the ROG team worked closely with key overclockers worldwide to ensure exceptional performance under extreme cooling along with comprehensive feedback on BIOS tuning.  While the Rampage III Extreme offers cutting edge overclocking capabilities it also provides an extremely stable platform for gaming.  It is this special balance between performance and stability that makes the board so unique.

Join us on April 10th as we kick-off the launch of the Rampage III Extreme with an overclocking event featuring some of the top overclockers in the world.  The ASUS 3×3 Overclocking Summit will also highlight cutting edge hardware from Intel, Antec, Corsair, Danger Den, and  OCZ Technology.


About ASUS

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era, with an extensive product portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, motherboards, graphics cards, displays, optical drives, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person. ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company’s revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek’s InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.