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Gigabyte has once again given us another great reason to upgrade to Intel’s latest enthusiast-level chipset. This board looks amazing and the performance is there to back it up. Many of you will probably be wondering why the full amount of ram expansion isn’t present on this board. This is a valid question but it can be easily answered. This board was built for performance. In order to ensure that there is enough power that can be delivered where it’s needed most, some reductions needed to be made. These aren’t really reductions though if you think about it. This board is still capable of utilizing up to 32 gigs of ram. That’s more than enough for future upgrading especially when you take into account what this board was designed for.
Gigabyte ensured that this board was going to appeal to the extreme-enthusiast market. That’s exactly what it does. With the extra real estate that’s present on the board they were able to ensure that the processor would get all of the power that it would need. For the extreme overclocker this isn’t hard to understand. My only complaint though would be how close the top capacitors are to the CPU socket. This layout isn’t going to make LN2 runs very easy. I have seen a lot worse though. Aside from this small issue, this board is built for speed and meant to be pushed to the extreme. It was a pleasure to work with and presented us with no hassles or trouble when we were installing the hardware or running our benchmarks. This board is every bit deserving of our Editor’s Choice Award here at Motherboards.Org.