Pros: Very good performer. In term of performance, it doesn't lag behind the R.O.G. boards.
Cons: PCIe x1 ports are inaccessible if running 3 GPUs
It's no doubt in performance/price ratio, P9X79 PRO is among the best motherboard. With XMP profile DDR3 modules & i7-3820, I can easily overclock the processor to 4.5GHz. This motherboard features 8 DIMMs which can support up to 64GB of RAM. I'm running virtual machines (VM) extensively, at least 5 VMs at the same time. The 64GB of RAM will definitely help me running more VMs & this will increased my productivity. It also support multi-GPU; 3-way SLI (including Quad-SLI configuration) & Quad-GPU CrossFireX, where dual x16 or x16, x8, x8. If you're in the market for X79 platform, please consider P9X79 PRO.