ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review :: Bundle

06-08-2010 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun
  • Rampage III Extreme motherboard
  • 6 SATA 2.0 Data cables
  • 2 SATA 6Gb/second data cables
  • 1 ROG Connect cable
  • 1 Probeit cable set
  • 3-way SLI Bridge
  • 1x SLI cable
  • 1 Crossfire Cable
  • 1 2 in 1 ASUS Q-Connector kit
  • 1 2-port USB 2.0+ESATA module
  • 1 I/O Shield
  • 1 Thermal Sensor Cable pack
  • 1 Cable Ties pack
  • 1 12 in 1 ROG Cable label
  • 1 ROG theme label
  • 1 Optional Fan-Thermal module
  • 1 Bluetooth card
  • Bluetooth V2.0/V2.1+EDR
  • RC Bluetooth On/off switch
  • Futuremark 3DMark Vantage Advanced Edition
  • Kapersky Anti-Virus

The Rampage III Extreme motherboard comes bundled in a Red box. The upper left hand corner has the Republic of Gamers logo. The name of the board is below that in silver letters “Rampage III Extreme” motherboard designed for overclocking. The bottom of the front of the box has a list of the CPUs supported as well as the CrossfireX and SLI logos. The ASUS logo is on the bottom right hand corner.

ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review Box


ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review Box back

Box back

ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review Inside Box

Inside Box

ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review Bundle


The back of the box has pictures of the main features of the board and main bundled software. A list of the specifications of the Rampage III Extreme is also located on the back of the box. Opening the box top cover we find a list of ASUS specific features along with a description of each feature. The motherboard itself is showcased behind a plastic cover.

The top of the box has a handle and is where you open it. Opening the box reveals that ASUS has split the motherboard components into two boxes. The top box contains the motherboard while the bottom box contains the bundled hardware and software as well as the manuals for the motherboard. ASUS goes all out with their bundle including SATA Data cables for all ports including two 6.0Gb/second cables, a bracket with two USB 2.0 ports and an ESATA port, the Bluetooth RC kit, the ROG Connector USB cable, a CrossfireX cable, a SLI bridge and a 3-way SLI Bridge.

One nice touch is the cable labels for the SATA cables. These allow you to specify which cable is for which RAID array. The optional fan is also included as well as the Q-Connector kit. The Driver DVD contains the drivers, ASUS’s utilities including TurboV, Kapersky’s Anti-Virus and 3DMark Vantage Advanced. This is the latest 3DMark until 3DMark 11 with DirectX 11 support is released later this year.