ASUS has introduced its Rampage II Gene, this is a new P45 based motherboard with a mATX formfactor. This small Intel Core 2 Quad and Duo motherboard has two PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots for ATI CrossFireX and has several features for overclockers. The full specifications can be found at ASUS.
Size Doesn’t Matter
The Rampage II GENE proved that a petite mATX system could outgun a full ATX tower rig. With the Maximus II GENE, Intel® Core™2 Extreme/Quad/Duo processor users now have access to the same bragging rights. Despite its compact size, the Maximus II GENE packs a feature set that surpasses that of many full-sized ATX motherboards. One such feature is CPU Level Up, a handy utility that boosts CPU performance to match that of a better, more expensive processor with just a click or two.
MemOK! Any Memory is A-Okay!
MemOK! was developed to provide users with a worry-free memory upgrade experience. In the event of a boot failure after installing new RAM, all the user has to do is press an easily accessible button on the motherboard and MemOK! will automatically load the failsafe settings needed to ensure a successful system boot. MemOK! is able to rapidly detect and resolve memory issues—even if bad or unstable memory is used!
Supreme In-game Audio with SupremeFX X-Fi
SupremeFX X-Fi solution delivers crisp audio and incredibly realistic in-game sound effects. Official EAX sound effects from EAX 1.0 to EAX HD4.0 allow gamers to enjoy total immersion in supported games. X-Fi CMSS3D’s groundbreaking positional audio gives gamers a distinct in-game advantage, while Crystalizer enhances overall audio quality dramatically.