Summary: I don't know how to summarize the advantages of it, I'm not expert or fancier, I only can tell you that it runs fast with other hardware. compatibility is good I prove that this motherboard can use "Kingston Technology 16 GB 1600MHz (PC3-12800) Reg ECC Memory Module for HP/Compaq Severs KTH-PL316/16G" it is not included in the memory list, but it workd one thing to compliant: the memory slot is too close to the CPU slot, if you have a large CPU fan, it may take some time...
Pros: This is a very feature rich board. Allows for up to 256GB of ram, plenty of SATA ports for storage, lots of USB ports. Allows for 4 way SLI or Crossfire. Has the capability to overclock, also allows for memory timing adjustments. Supports the latest 10 and 12 core xeons!
Cons: In order to access battery, the first graphics card has to be removed. Access to CMOS reset jumper somewhat difficult, once again, removal of card in slot is necessary to access. More than 8 ram slots would be nice.
Summary: The board worked fine for me, and was one of the first motherboard installations that worked perfectly on first boot. I used: 2x Intel E5-2690 8x 8GB Samsung EEC DDR3 RAM 1x EVGA GTX 590 2x LSI 9205-8e SAS HBA 1x Intel X520-T2 10GbE Network Card
Summary: The board doesn't even _know_ how to spell "Stable". It might be ok with other graphics cards, but With the GTX780, I'm lucky to get it to boot to Windows. Frequently, if it DOES get into Windows, all I get is a black screen when Windows tries to initialize the graphics card. The worst problem is with SLOT 1- which is where you're SUPPOSED to put the graphics card. It boots alright 1/3-4 times in Slot 3, and about the same in slot 5 and 7.
Summary: I bought one ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS motherboard and 4 GTX 690 cards and the motherboard only recognizes only one GTX 690 card. I researched and saw that other people had the same problem. I tried to find a solution on the website of ASUS and EVGA and so far I had no success. And I'm still looking for some firmware that solves the problem of the motherboard.
Pros: This board will power a machine exactly as powerful as you'd expect from the components that can be combined on it.
Cons: Very narrow range of acceptable components to build a functioning unit. Requires a very generous amount of power to function properly. Mounting holes do not all align to stock E-ATX holes in a Corsair 750D. Required several small bits of tape to ensure no contact between motherboard tray and the second CPU 8-Pin Power.
Summary: Video card - it's picky on which video card it wants to accept. The NVIDIA 6xx and 7xx seems to work great, but anything from older generations may see some strange and unexplained glitches that seemingly suggest the video card is at fault, when it's not.
Pros: Before I start, it must be said that this board isn't for the average DIY'er who "claims" high tech knowledge when the best they can do is assemble a PC and fiddle with numbers. This is a server grade board. You can't use an i7 on this board. You can't really overclock here. A lot of flack this mobo has taken here is from incompetence and inexperience from these misguided folks. A MINIMUM of 900w power supply with high +12A rails is necessary to even attempt to boot t...
Cons: The BIOS - though granular, AMI did a bad job with this BIOS; looks like something from 2001, really. It's functional, but come on, at least clean it up a bit. Also, the granularity is a double-edged sword - one wrong setting, and the system won't POST. This is where I believe got most people - a ton of options here aren't available on your run-of-the-mill board. Change one wrong value and you'll have to reset BIOS using the jumper method.