The motherboard follows a standard ATX form factor (30.5 x 24.4cm). The motherboard is located in the high-end range of the Core 9000 desktop processor product stack. Of course, it is Core 8000 series compatible as well.
The board is built using the proper components, assuring high reliability and a long life-span. Let's have a peek at the IO panel though.
- 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
- 1 x HDMI port
- 1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
- 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
- 1 x RJ-45 port
- 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
- 5 x audio jacks
Included with the motherboard are the regulars including; manuals, driver CDs, SATA cables and a rear I/O plate.
The board has 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots which can be arranged in these slot configurations with graphics cards:
- 1-way mode - x16 / x0 / x4
- 2-way mode - x8 / x8 / x0
- 3-way mode - x8 / x4 / x4
As you can see, these are PCI Express Gen 3.0 configurations, that's okay for regular graphics card setups up-to 2-way SLI/Crossfire. The motherboard comes with two power connectors (one 8 and one 4-pin). You'll get four DIMM slots that can be used for dual-channel memory. Up to 4266 MHz supported in OC mode. Please do check compatible memory and thus the QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).