Summary: The AI Suite of stuff is nice looking, but seems a bit bloated. I don't use the Bluetooth or wi-fi radios so I disabled them. I would buy an Asus board again.
Pros: The "4 Way Optimization" automatically and successfully OCed the i7-4770K to 4.4GHz. Its been a stable board since I got it in 2012 and now its almost 2016. Time for a new system? Not quite, this one is still running everything well.
Cons: Recently had some problems with boot up slowing down, and it would take a while for the USB keyboard and mouse to show up. I reinstalled the Asus AI Suite and everything was good again. Its a nit, but the AI suite doesn't recognize CPU fan speed, I think the fan (Freezer 7 Pro ver 2) is too slow ...
Summary: I decided to write this review because I've owned this board and the person who wrote the review claiming they could not get Thunderbolt drivers obviously had no clue what they were doing or talking about.
Cons: Sometimes, more often than not, USB ports won't work. Wireless adapter is dying only one year after buying this mobo. This mobo may also be the cause of my BSOD's that I get once a month but there is no way to tell. Thanks Asus.
Pros: The board that I bought 7 months ago is still working great. With all the features and software that came with it, like the AI Suite 3 is awesome. I am able to change everything that is connect to the motherboard with a single click of a button. Asus did a great job in creating a high quality boa...
Cons: Service and follow through is horrible. Uh oh Jonney Shih, how did that happen? So I posted an honest review of the defective motherboard I received from Asus. Asus responded and suggested an RMA. I attempted to place an RMA online and their forms crashed 6 times at the same spot. All spyware/fir...
Seems like good board, but shipped malfunctioning and poor RMA support
Madan Soundar, Amazon
7 May 2014
Summary: I was really excited for this board, but board came with only 2 of the RAM slots working. Yes I tried usual suite of tests including troubleshooting with Asus support, and A1 and A2 do not work, after searching internet I did find others with similar issues.
Summary: Second Deluxe Ive had that fired right up. Last one still works after 6 years of service. Recognized RAM right away but not at full speed Bios update fixed it did not have to set timings manually.
Pros: The Bios flash is a really neat feature makes things much easier for a hobbyist like me. Board is well built. I'm a fan and this one replaced an older deluxe. Everything worked on the first power up. Board leaves me room to grow and should last.
Cons: Took awhile to figure out how to set up the file for Bios flash and the utilities. Manual is ok but You Tube videos are better.
Summary: This is simply one of the most impressive intel motherboards I have used. Tons of amazing features. If you ask it to, this thing will literally overclock and optimize itself! What else can you ask for? If you have a phone with NFC, you will really love the additional pad.
Summary: The motherboard is good but the included antenna came with separated connectors. Nott crimped on conductors. Manufacturing defect. ASUS told be buy another one. 4 days old and no warranty. Very poor customer support for this product