Editors Liked

  • Fully featured with SATA 6 Gbps and USB 3.0
  • Properly built to maintain high overclocks through longterm daily usage
  • Modest pricing
  • Lowered CPU power draw via T.Probe, reducing load power consumption by almost a third
  • Excellent XMP support
  • PCIe bridge keeps SATA and USB apart from graphics interface
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent board layout
  • Supports either SLI or CrossFireX applications

Editors Didn't Like

  • High "Auto" voltage settings
  • Lack of software memory timing control
  • "Hybrid" nature of the board leads to many clocking features
  • SATA port limited to 5Gb/s by PCIe 2.0 interface
  • Only one PCIe x16 slot is wired for x16
  • SATA port for Optical Drive located at bottom of board
  • Second set of DIMM sockets located under the CPU cooler (YMMV)
  • So many features it can be a challenge to work through which ones will be useful for you