Excerpt: Regarding pricing level, i bought this motherboard for 3050 INR while Intel motherboard would have costed around 3500 INR-Indian Rupee (without PCI Express x16 slot) and 4300 INR with PCI-E slot. Other performance boosting factors are 1. It has got SATA-2 support and EZ Flashing utility which recovers BIOS when crashed. It is also RoHS complaint and Vista compatible. Overall, This motherboard gives Value more than money!!