6 SATA, 0 eSATA.
1 PS/2 port
1 COM port
No onboard video.
Express Gate - Instant on Linux distro.
Turbo Key (a blast from the past!) use the power button to cycle over-clocking features on or off.
6-core CPU support.
There aren't any mainstream reviews of this board.
This blogger has a short post for the PRO version which doesn't say much more than you can learn from reading the specs.Note: I'm discussing the non-PRO version here, which has 1 more SATA, one less eSATA, and no crossfire support.
Newegg has 103 customer reviews.
- 3 people flat out couldn't get it to work at all;
- 1 had problems getting windows installed
- 1 had stability problems
- 1 had a failure within first week of use.
- 3 people complained about the sound card, but didn't explain why (not Linux users). 2 more said Linux support for the sound card was difficult - they had to make sure they used the latest ALSA drivers.
- several people marked their reviews down an 'egg' because it supports legacy ports (COM/PS2, parallel). What idiots. This highlights the problem with trusting newegg reviews.