Properly built to maintain high overclocks through longterm daily usage.
Fully featured, even more so than some fullsized ATX boards.
Excellent XMP support, even with fully populated memory slots.
High "Auto" voltage settings.
Lack of memory timing control in included software.
Thermal probes needed to take full advantage of fan control are not included.
Small form factor may mean it is overlooked by many.
By techPowerUp! on January 15, 2011
Summing it all up proves very easy, as there is no question which board is both the better performer, as well as the better overclocker. I remain so impressed with the Maximus III Gene that it will become my main motherboard, without a doubt. All the...95
By Hardware Secrets on June 14, 2010
When you see a micro-ATX motherboards you probably think about a motherboard with on-board video targeted to basic computers or HTPCs (Home Theater PCs), usually with one PCI Express x16 slot and lacking SLI and CrossFireX support and powerful...-
By Trusted Reviews on May 06, 2010
We gamers are a demanding lot, and many hardware manufacturers have acknowledged this by creating product-lines that cater for our high-end tastes. Of course in some (thankfully relatively rare) cases this means just slapping a 'for gamers'...80
By Ocaholic on February 08, 2010
General +-The Asus Maximus III Gene mATX motherboard leave a very good impression. It is even able to keep up with its bigger ATX rivals. The board is suitable for gaming-PC's, enthusiasts-PCs as well as office computers. Because of the Maximums III...-
By PCPer on February 05, 2010
We'd like to thank ASUS for providing the Maximus III Gene for our review today. There were a host of features and capabilities on the Maximus III Gene that we haven't seen in any micro ATX motherboards since the form factor was created. ASUS...-
By PCQuest on February 01, 2010
With an excellent performance to price ratio, this motherboard satiates the need of high end gamers. * Test Bed: Intel Core i5 661 (3.33 GHz) CPU, Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB hard disk, 2Gb (1800MHz) Patriot DDR3 RAM , NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT graphic...-
By HardOCP on January 26, 2010
ASUS has built a very capable and feature rich motherboard in the Republic of Gamers' Maximus III Gene. Now, I know what you are thinking, this thing has the ROG brand on it, it is going to cost $5000! Actually this motherboard represents a good...-
By Pureoverclock on December 30, 2009
The ASUS Maximus III Gene is a showstopper for a micro-ATX motherboard. For lack of a better description, it's essentially a Maximus III Formula that's removed a couple expansions slots to fit the smaller form factor. The aesthetics are very...90
By Neoseeker on December 08, 2009
The Maximus III Gene is another excellent product out of ASUS' Republic of Gamers series of motherboards. While the Gene gives up a few features due its much more compact mATX form factor, it still borrows most of the Formula's features and...-
By Bjorn3D on November 24, 2009
Earlier this year (2009) ASUS introduced a motherboard that has all of the capabilities, and features that only the full sized counterparts had. These motherboards were all based upon the micro-ATX standard design, during my time using these micro...-