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any guesses on price and release date?
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any guesses on price and release date?
No but i think it will be around 170 euro that's the price of the gene III whene it came out
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Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post
How is that horrific slot placement? Thats the only way you can get 2 dual slot cards in an mATX case. The slot placement is pretty standard for mATX. I would have liked to see at least 3 pcie slots though, kinda like the M pro has.
It plagues all mATX boards, I know. But regardless, your are restricted to no wireless/sound cards. Good internal ones anyways that are in a healthy budget.
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The PCI-E slot placement is spot on. Check my sig rig picture link to see that it fits the bill perfectly.

IMO the Gene to look out for should be as an improvement over the Rampage 3 Gene plus:
LGA2011 Socket
4-Channel Memory Compatible
ASUS Thunderbolt NIC w/ Xonar Audio piggyback card (Like Rampage 3 Extreme Black Edition)
eSATA Rear I/O
4x USB 3.0 Rear I/O
USB 3.0 Header pin
Full SATA III layout
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ASUS made a poll on that, and I asked for it a long time ago. Still don't know if they'll make one. But according to the ASUS 900series motherboard roadmap, I only saw, Sabretooth and Crosshair Formula. No Extreme or GENE.

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i love the ROG gene boards. packs a punch for small PCs
but a gene for AM3+ would be really nice!
i want a smaller rig lol.

Asus Crosshair Gene PLZ!
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The more I look at it, the happier I am that I didn't jump on it yet. Why can't a company ever make a mATX board that fits my preferences? It is not like I am asking for a lot either... I would be surprised if they stuck with the X-Fi chipset however, since Asus has their own Xonar chipset now. That being said, if Asus ever makes a mATX board of the following conditions, I would definitely buy it:

- Integrated Intel WiFi G/N
- Intel Gigabit LAN
- Xonar audio chipset
- Intelligent expansion slot placement
- 4x SATA III ports
- 4x native USB 3.0 ports
It does come with Intel LAN, but all that other stuff you're dreaming, it's a mATX board.
The ASUS Rampage III Extreme Black Edition comes with Xonar and it's $500+
No enough room for 8 SATA ports and most mATX builds will not have a need for 8 HDDs.

PCI placement can't be any better, buy an ATX board if you want better PCI slot placement. The board can hold two dual slot cards with onboard X-fi sound to compensate for the loss of the PCI-E x1/4 slot, nuff said.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 5/12/11 at 9:52pm
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ASUS ROG genes are some of the best matx boards ever made. They overclock extremely well. Identical to their bigger brother boards, the extreme and the formula.

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The PCI-E slot placement is spot on. Check my sig rig picture link to see that it fits the bill perfectly.

IMO the Gene to look out for should be as an improvement over the Rampage 3 Gene plus:
LGA2011 Socket
4-Channel Memory Compatible
ASUS Thunderbolt NIC w/ Xonar Audio piggyback card (Like Rampage 3 Extreme Black Edition)
eSATA Rear I/O
4x USB 3.0 Rear I/O
USB 3.0 Header pin
Full SATA III layout
Honestly, I would be pleased if they passed on quad channel, or at least offered 6 slots ( users wishing for more capacity could run in triple channel only).

There are only so many ways to arrange the PCIe slots on a MATX motherboard, anything else would be terrible. I'm just a little disappointed that there isn't an open 4x slot below the first 16x slot.

Also, waterblocks make it possible to fill all 4 slots on a matx board, which, IMO, RoG users can appreciate.
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It does come with Intel LAN, but all that other stuff you're dreaming, it's a mATX board.
The ASUS Rampage III Extreme Black Edition comes with Xonar and it's $500+
No enough room for 8 SATA ports and most mATX builds will not have a need for 8 HDDs.

PCI placement can't be any better, buy an ATX board if you want better PCI slot placement. The board can hold two dual slot cards with onboard X-fi sound to compensate for the loss of the PCI-E x1/4 slot, nuff said.
Uh... I think you misunderstood my post. I was saying I wanted those features on an Asus mATX board.

- Ever since i-series and integrated memory controllers, boards have been pretty spacious. An integrated Xonar APU could be squeezed in somewhere without the sacrifice of expansion ports as well as free up people who still use PCI sound cards.
- SATA 3 is backwards compatible and future proof for a while. Why only give us 2 SATA 3 and 4 SATA 2? I would gladly pay for a mATX board with more SATA 3 ports.

Aside rant: I see ITX boards with integrated WiFi. Is that too frigging much to ask for on a mATX board?!?
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The Gene is the one ive been waiting for. Its what i need for my new build.
    
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