Editors Liked

  • Excellent performance
  • M.2 and SATA Express storage support
  • Additional cores for future-proofing
  • Enough PCIe lanes for three-card SLI/CrossFire and a PCIe 3.0-based SSD

Editors Didn't Like

  • Not compatible with previous-gen LGA 2011 motherboards
  • Stock-clocked performance limited by 3.6GHz maximum speed
  • Not all software can take advantage of eight cores