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"Once you do have the motherboard installed, you will experience what we discovered is one of the fastest and best overclocking P55 motherboards that we've come across so far. It's not a great deal better than the P7P55D Deluxe in those two areas, but every little bit helps. This is especially true given the fact that the Maximus III Formula really isn't that much more expensive than other high-end P55 motherboards, especially for a Republic of Gamers model. Compared to the P7P55D Deluxe for example, the MIIIF carries a mere $20-30 price premium. That's pretty good in our eyes, especially since you are getting the SupremeFX X-Fi audio module and the intangible pride of RoG ownership."
"ASUS motherboards have always been a favorite among the enthusiast crowd and us reviewers here at motherboards.org as they offer a high degree of overclocking features and the ability to tweak their boards that is second to none. In terms of features the ASUS Maximus III Formula board delivers with their CPU Level Up and MemPerfect features setting them apart from the competition. The Maximus III Formula is a solid Editors Choice as the performance is there as well as great features. Also with so many new boards on the market, I am sure we will see even better boards by ASUS and the other manufactures as time rolls by. "
"The sound solution offered by ASUS is X-Fi sound that I must say is a bit better than the Realtek sound used for most onboard solutions. I found that the discrete card did not have any clearance issues with the three video cards I have used thus far in the Maximus III Formula. Priced at the higher end of the P55 chipset based board spectrum, it is still a good $150 less expensive than its X58 based brother, the Rampage II Extreme. What you get with the Maximus III Formula is a board that lives up to its ROG heritage, both in performance and overclocking."
"In terms of price, this is really the only detraction on the Formula. Premium boards come with premium prices, and at $250 USD, the Maximus III Formula sits at the top of the pricing heap. We do believe that price is justified if you want top performance, however, as the uber-enthusiast LGA1366 platform will set you back quite a bit more money than this. We've seen several LGA1156 motherboards, and the ASUS Maximus III Formula is undoubtedly the king of the hill, even better than its P7P55D Deluxe sibling that's better suited to the all-round consumer that wants excellent performance but doesn't have visions of hardcore overclocking grandeur. The Formula costs about $25 more but it brings X-Fi audio, RoG Connect, and better overclocking performance to the table that the P7P55D Deluxe lacks.
Similar to a Ferrari that satisfies those seeking the very best, the ASUS Maximus III Formula also commands a hefty price tag but sits in a class of its own, showcasing an extensive feature set, outstanding performance, gorgeous aesthetics, and innovative technologies for the discerning enthusiast."