Editors Liked

  • Excellent overclocking
  • UEFI Graphical User Interface BIOS replacement
  • BIOS flashback function
  • Doesn't need CPU for BIOS flash
  • Many USB 3.0 ports
  • Intel NIC
  • Highly efficient DIGIpower system
  • Military Spec components
  • Extended Server Grade Testing
  • Thermal Armor w/ optional fan
  • Lots of ASUS goodies
  • BIOS is the best in the business
  • Designed for overclocking
  • TUF Thermal Armor, TUF Thermal Radar, TUF Components
  • Supports 64GB quadchannel DDR3 up to 1866MHz
  • DIGI Power Control 8222 power phase digital voltage

Editors Didn't Like

  • No onboard power/reset switches
  • Expensive
  • Some cheeky auto overclocking can come into play
  • High priced enthusiast level motherboard solution
  • Lacks hardware based encryption features
  • Fewer digital VRMs compared to other ASUS X79 motherboards
  • Expanded DIMM socket banks may obstruct larger heatsinks