The only drawback to the board is really the bad location of the 12V power connector as it crosses over the system in order to be hooked up and should be located by VGA power connector near the rear I/O. I was very satisfied with the board as it is easy to get up and going as long as you have the proper drivers and the retail package will include everything you need so that should not become an issue for the end-user customer.
Out of the five boards we tested this board was the second fastest and boasted the most under the hood features wise. Overall around these parts that makes the K8T NEO-FIS2R a qualifier for an Editors Choice Award. MSI did their research obviously in the area of user wants and this board will surely find its home in many an enthusiast's machine. Good job MSI you win this round.