ASUS reveals the Rampage III Black Edition at CeBIT. This new motherboard is an improved version of the Rampage III Extreme, it's based on the X58 chiset and offers six DDR3 slots, four PCIe x16 slots, six SATA 3Gbps ports, two SATA 6Gbps ports and two PCIe x1 slots. The new edition promises better overclocking performance as its predecessor as well as USB 3.0 support. Another new feature of the card is Thunderbolt, which is contrary to what you may expect not Intel's Thunderbolt but a new add-on board card with Xonar audio and BigFoot's Killer E2100 NIC.
The ROG Rampage III Black Edition motherboard is an evolution of the award-winning Rampage III Extreme, which set new world records in overclocking. Everything that made the Rampage III Extreme so great is back, but with a stylish black-themed design, plus many hardware and software improvements.
Most notable is the supplied ROG ThunderBolt expansion card that enhances both LAN and audio performance. This incorporates an award-winning Bigfoot Networks Killer™ E2100 networking platform that automatically classifies and accelerates online game traffic for maximum networking performance. Class-leading XONAR™ audio technology also provides increased sound quality and a built-in headphone amplifier with adjustable impedance settings — perfect for getting the drop on the competition when gaming.
Combined, these two technologies provide gamers with a superior online gaming experience that will overwhelm the competition. Better yet, the ROG Rampage III Black Edition also comes with the ASUS GPU TweakIt utility that is upgraded feature combined in ROG Connect and allows gamers to modify the graphics card settings for greatest visual impact.