Editors Liked

  • First mATX G1.Killer product
  • Overclocks really well, with excellent memory support
  • OnBoard Creative Recon3Di audio CODEC with excellent audio playback
  • Relatively low cost
  • Clean and simple color themed layout
  • Fully Functional AMI UEFI BIOS with support
  • On Par Overclocking
  • SLI Capable
  • Decent amount of adjustability
  • Creative high end audio solution
  • MUSE Audio Caps
  • CFos Network boost
  • Improved UEFI Interface
  • Dual BIOS
  • Digital power solution

Editors Didn't Like

  • PCIe slot placement not optimized for CrossFire/SLI when in a normal mATX case
  • Overclocking requires more voltage than previously tested products
  • Higher power consumption than other tested Intel Z77 Express products
  • No Power/Reset Switches
  • Limited USB 3.0 ports (only four)
  • 4pin EPS CPU power connector
  • Accessories package is rather small
  • On board display outputs for all current common connection types (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, and VGA) limits rear I/O connectivity