Package and Contents
The packaging from ASUS holds no surprises. We have seen ASUS continue to strive to include interesting cover art. While it’s nothing to really get excited about, we have come to know and appreciate that distinctive “ASUS look.” On the front cover we find all the at a glance information clearly printed. One of the major stand outs is the 4 way X16 graphics card link, and that it’s PCIe 3.0 compliant.
At the rear of the package, Asus goes into a little more detail and explains the motherboard’s layout, features and performance benefits. Again, this is all great at a glance information for those looking to pick this up from a retail store or B&M.
Before we move to the included contents, we have one more quick addition that ASUS has added to the package. There is a flap that flips open and explains each benefit and feature in detail.
Moving to the inside and the contents that were included, we find an abundance of accessories that ASUS has included. From (left to right), we have the drivers disc, SATA Power cable, Instruction manual, 10 SATA cables, SLI 2-way, 3-way and 4-way bridges, I/O Panel, USB PCI adapter and Front adapter ports for cable management.
While some may not use ALL of this included, its great to see that ASUS spared no expense in providing them.
Let’s move forward and take a look at the Specifications and Features of the motherboard.