Summary: This is about the lowest cost board for a Core 2 Quad processor, and it has some features like the high bus speed, and DDR2 (up to 4GB) memory 2 SATA ports. I think a major plus that doesn't seem to be mentioned is that this board will also take Dual-core Xeon CPU's (specifically all E3120 and certain E3110 models), which is one of Intel's highest performance CPU's. UPDATE!!! Xeon quad-core X3350 and X3360 also works !!!