Recent results from top PC benchmarking provider Futuremark show ASUS ROG leads the fray as the premier choice of discerning users and hardcore overclockers
Leadership Proven on the Ground
In the realm of PC tuning and overclocking, few names are as prominent as Futuremark. The company has recently published the latest results of their Hall of Fame, counting the top performance scores as submitted by actual users globally and sorted by Futuremark product used.
Submitted scores are all online-verifiable, and ASUS is proud to report that of the nine categories listed, seven have systems built with ASUS ROG components in the top winning position. This provides clear insight into the benefit ASUS components have for the PC performance community and especially those keen on overclocking glory. Their combination of advanced technology, flexibility and great value has made them superb tools and allies in the pursuit of ever-better computing.
Tools of the Trade
Overclockers listed by Futuremark report particular usage of leading ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) products such as the Rampage III Extreme motherboard, which is equipped with the Extreme Engine Digi+, combining the advantages of digital and analog power management designs. Futuremark users also note the ROG MATRIX 5870 graphics card with its Super Hybrid Engine providing instant performance boosts, and the recently unveiled ARES dual-GPU mega-graphics card.
Not only do all these follow the ASUS and Republic of Gamers mantra of offering the most power and performance possible in leading edge consumer computing technology, they likewise include a host of overclocking and tuning features that make them especially amenable and accessible when trying to extract every last ounce of power. This is something the community obviously appreciates, hence the vote of confidence reflected in the Futuremark Hall of Fame.
ASUS continues to innovate in the field of hardcore PC performance, showing the way for both new users and seasoned veterans on the path to fresh world records. The company’s commitment to a more exciting and rewarding PC experience remains absolute.
Futuremark has over the years established itself as the leading provider of benchmarking tools, offering a common standard by which users from all around the globe can gauge their hardware performance and assess the results of tuning efforts.
Products such as 3DMark, 3DMark Vantage, PCMark and PCMark Vantage have become legendary among the PC community, and their established track record makes them authoritative measurements of hardware capability.
This report based on Futuremark Hall of Fame information, http://www.futuremark.com/community/halloffame/ , published April 14, 2010.
|ASUS ROG Rampage III Extreme Motherboard|
|CPU||Supports Intel® processors in the LGA1366 package|
|Memory||6 x DIMM, triple channel, up to 24G
DDR3 2200 (O.C.)/2133 (O.C.)/2000 (O.C.)/
|Expansion slots||4 x PCIe2.0 x16 slot (x16; x16/x16; x16/x8/x8 and x8/x8/x8/x8)|
|1 x PCIe x4|
|1 x PCI 2.2|
|Multi-GPU||NVIDIA three-way SLI™ / ATI CrossFireX™ technology, 4 X graphics card ready|
|Storage||7 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ; 1 x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s; 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth V2.0/V2.1+EDR accessories card
RC Bluetooth on/off switch
|LAN||Intel® Gigabit LAN|
|Audio||8-channel high definition audio CODEC
Optical S/PDIF out ports rear
|IEEE1394a||2 x 1394a ports
(1 port rear; 1 port onboard)
|USB||2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (at back panel)
9 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports at midboard; 6 ports at back panel, 1 for ROG Connect)
|Other I/O ports||1 x PS/2, 1 x eSATA, 1 x IEEE1394a, 1 x CMOS, 1 x ROG Connect switch|
|Fan connectors||8 x fan connectors (1 x CPU / 1 x power / 3 x chassis / 3 x optional)|
|Software||Kaspersky anti-virus (1 year full edition); 3DMark® Vantage Advanced Edition|
|Features||Extreme Engine Digi+, USB BIOS Flashback, ROG Connect, ROG Extreme OC Kit, Extreme Tweaker, iROG, ProbeIt, ASUS Q-LED, Loadline Calibration, Q-Fan plus|
|Form factor||Extended ATX, 12” x 10.6” (30.5cm x 26.9cm)|
|ASUS ROG MATRIX 5870/2DIS/2GD5 Graphics Card|
|Graphics engine||ATI RadeonTM HD5870|
|Bus standard||PCI Express 2.1|
|Video memory||2GB GDDR5|
|Memory clock||4.8GHz (1.2GHz GDDR5)|
|DVI max resolution||2560X1600|
|D-Sub output||Yes, via adapter|
|DVI output||Yes x 2 (native dual link DVI X1; single link DVI via HDMI to DVI adapter X1)|
|HDMI output||Yes x 1|
|Display port||Yes x 1|
|Bundled software||ASUS utilities and applications|
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