Editors Liked

  • Relatively low price
  • Drastically improved UEFI over last generation
  • Good overclocking potential
  • Good performance
  • Plenty of area around CPU for large heatsink
  • Plenty of USB ports
  • Onboard LED debug code, Power On/Off button and reset CMOS button
  • SLI and CrossFire Support
  • Ultra Durable 4
  • DVI/VGA/HDMI on Rear I/O, mSATA Onboard
  • Achieved our highest overclock (4.7GHz)

Editors Didn't Like

  • Missing some higher-end enthusiast-oriented features
  • VIA USB controller performance is not the fastest
  • Immature BIOS
  • Not compatible with all USB Mice
  • Need for PS2 Keyboard for installation of OS
  • Some Software Not Bundled
  • Need for Extra Power Connector when using mSATA