The Asus Maximus Extreme motherboard PCSTATS is testing today is based around Intel's X38 Express and ICH9R chipsets. It comes absolutely loaded with features, almost too much in fact. For expansion we find three PCI Express x16 slots for videocards, two PCI Express x1 slots and two 32 bit PCI slots. The three PCI Express x16 slots are broken down into PCIe x16 + PCIe X16, or PCIe x16 + PCIe x8 + PCIe x8 modes and support AMD Crossfire. The Maximus Extreme motherboard supports Socket 775 Intel processors running on an 800/1066/1333/1600 MHz FSB, which means and is compatible with Intel Celeron D, Pentium 4/D/XE and Core 2 Duo/Quad processors, including the new 45nm Penryn. Asus equips the Maximus Extreme with four DDR3 memory slots which can accommodate up to 8GB of DDR3-1333/1066 MHz memory (when overclocked, DDR3-1800/1600).
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