ASUS Rampage III Formula high-end motherboard breaks cover

ASUS has sent over a handful of shots of their upcoming ASUS Rampage III Formula motherboard, and it's all looking decidedly tasty.  Based around Intel's X58 chipset, meaning compatibility with the latest breed of hexacore Core i7 processors, there are a full six DDR3 DIMM slots and three PCIe x16 slots.

Buyers will also get ASUS' own X-Fi2 SupremeFX audio system, together with all the usual ports you'd expect from a high-end motherboard: USB 3.0, Intel ethernet connectivity and plenty of SATA 3Gbps and 6Gbps ports.  In fact we're basically looking at a larger, more feature-packed version of the ASUS ROG Rampage III GENE.

No official word from ASUS on how much the Rampage III Formula will cost, nor when it might slip out into stores.  We're guessing this one won't come cheap, since the GENE is retailing for around $236 online.