Reviewers Liked

  • 10Gbps SATA Express and M.2 connections
  • Built for reliability and durability – 10K black capacitors, DualBIOS, anti-surge ICs, sever-level stress tested
  • Features for gamers – Killer NIC, multi-VGA support, Realtek ALC1150 audio solution
  • Features for general usage – additional Intel NIC, extra SATA 6Gbps ports, legacy connectors
  • 5-year warranty
  • Likeable styling
  • Good UEFI implementation
  • Excellent Audio
  • Onboard buttons and diagnostics
  • Great aesthetics

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Marvell-based SATA 6Gbps ports aren’t as fast as ASMedia (or Z97) alternatives
  • Distribution of fan headers is poor
  • Warmer than usual heatsinks
  • No Dual-LAN teaming support
  • More SATA ports would be more suitable for target audience