Solved Asus Rampage III Gene vs Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Tags: Asus Rampage Gigabyte Motherboards Last response: September 19, 2010 12:01 AM in Motherboards Share specr12 September 5, 2010 11:18:20 PM Hello, I'm having trouble deciding on which board to buy. I was initially going to buy the UD3R but now the Asus Rampage III Gene is on sale for 10$ less than the Gigabyte. The salesperson told me that mATX boards generally perform worse than full sized ATX boards. But I did some searching and there was no indication that a mATX board is slower just because of it's size. My question is, what would you guys recommend? Are mATX boards really slower? Will I have trouble fitting a after-market CPU fan in? I'm just a casual gamer and I'll probably do some CPU over-clocking here and there. Thanks More about : asus rampage iii gene gigabyte x58a ud3r Best solution tecmo34 a b Ĉ ASUS a c 234 V Motherboard September 6, 2010 1:35:51 AM There is no performance difference between MATX vs ATX. Really, the difference is just the number of PCI slots / spacing. You won't go wrong with either motherboard, so go with the cheaper board... IMO. davcon a b Ĉ ASUS a c 90 V Motherboard September 6, 2010 2:26:44 AM ^+1 i agree personally i prefer the flexibility of an ATX board though. Related resources Evga 121-BL-E756-TR vs . Asus Rampage III Gene - Forum ASUS Rampage IV GENE - Windows 8 Ready?? - Forum Asus PT6 vs . Rampage II Gene - Forum Gigabyte X58A-UD3R not recognizing eSATA drives - Forum GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R V.S . ASUS Rampage III V.S . ASUS P6X58D-E - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer specr12 September 6, 2010 9:33:02 PM Hmmm, so the performance between the 2 boards is about the same? Are the ROG (Republic of Gamers) stuff just gimmicks? and the Asus has the SupremeFX X-Fi 2 sound. Would that make it a better deal? Thanks again. tecmo34 a b Ĉ ASUS a c 234 V Motherboard September 6, 2010 11:27:22 PM The ASUS board is the better board for overclocking and overall features. If you are okay with a MATX board (which some aren't) than you be fine with the ASUS. silversurfernhs a b V Motherboard September 9, 2010 2:04:54 AM Rampage +1 jaquith a c 205 Ĉ ASUS a c 714 V Motherboard September 9, 2010 2:13:49 AM Don't get the UD3R if running SSD + HDD there are a lot of problems that Tom did not test; BSOD and forced shutdowns. Rampage + 2 mark_k September 9, 2010 3:11:37 PM MATX board may run a little hotter if you OC the CPU and SLI. specr12 September 19, 2010 12:01:35 AM Best answer selected by specr12. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHigh-End personal Workstation Guidance ForumMobo- Rampage III vs . Gigabyte UD3R ForumAsus Rampage III extreme vs Msi big bang xpower ForumI5-750 + ASUS Maximus III GENE or Phn II x4 955 + MSI 890GXM-G65 ForumEVGA 4 Way Classified vs Asus Rampage III Black Edition vs G1 Assassin ForumBest memory for Asus Rampage III Extreme ForumAsus Rampage III Extreme Intel X58 VS Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 Intel X58 ForumASUS Maximus IV Gene -Z SLI question ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumAsus F5RL PRO50 notebook CMOS issue... ForumAsus P7P55D EVO Help! CPU, memory, VGA LEDs! Forum[Solved] My asus crosshair iv formula undervoltaged my ram to 1.55 volt and my rams are r Forum[Solved] Corsair Dominators only running at 1/2 speed on Rampage III Extreme Forum[Solved] Asus P7P55 D-E Pro ...or... Asus P7P55D Deluxe ForumWill ASUS P5VDC-MX support i7? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !