Just drop them graphics cards in there for a weird sexy combo, the lowest it'll drop to is a x4 lane configuration, meaning you have excellent bus bandwidth for current generation graphics cards as you are still using Gen 3.0 PCI Express lanes.
When powered up it lights up in a very subtle fashion. The motherboard makes use of the Enghanced ATX form factor (EATX) so it'll be a notch larger than normal motherboards, please be sure to check if it fits inside your chassis.
All the LED activated bits on the motherboard you can see right now are color configurable as well as animation configurable. So you could emulate the LEDs breathing etc.
That's four PCI-Express Generation 3.0 x16 slots, which have metal shielding at the top side of them. This is done to make the slots more sturdy. Graphics cards get heavier each day with big coolers.
- 4x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots*
- Support x16/ x0/ x0/ x0, x16/ x16/ x0/ x0, x16/ x16/ x0/ x8, x8/ x16/ x8/ x8 with the CPU that supports 40 PCIe lanes.
- Support x16/ x0/ x0/ x0, x16/ x8/ x0/ x0, x8/ x8/ x8/ x0, x8/ x8/ x8/ x4 with the CPU that supports 28 PCIe lanes
- 1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 slot
- 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
PCI_E6 slot shares the bandwidth with U.2 port and M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4. This new connector offers not 10 Gbps storage bandwidth but a whopping 32 Gbps thanks to a x4 PCI Express Gen 3.0 connection.
Small and subtle detail; you can find LEDs underneath most of the shielding and heatsinks on this motherboard. At the ATX power connector side there actually is an RGB strip that is just the shiznit. We'll show you some blink in a video later on.
Love it, like it, hate it, smite it :) Taste differ per person, I think all the LED stuff is looking cool and subtle enough, obviously you can configure the several segment independently, or disable it all together if you do not like it as well.