I apologize for taking an extra week in getting back to you about this board, now that I have my system all setup and running here’s what I can say with confidence.
To begin with here's my rig:
-10 SATA Ports - Now I know some people don't need that many but I personally find it necessary, especially with my current storage needs
-I'm only using one NVMe drive (Samsung 960 Evo 1TB) and I had to make sure to place it in the very top M.2 Shield Frozr slot otherwise you end up disabling Sata ports, depending on your SATA needs this could be an issue running more than 1 M.2 device. I originally had my M.2 in the middle slot and didn't realize that was happening until I poked around in the motherboard manuel and realized this was happening
-Overclocking controls in the original bios felt a bit sluggish, scrolling or moving through the options produced this short delay which seemed really odd. Something I have not experienced before so I don't know if it's common. I have since updated to the latest version (7A91v12) which has fixed all sluggish behavior and the board explorer function does not lock up the bios and force me to restart my system as it had done a couple times that I tried it out. The latest version now does provide the option to set AVX AND AVX512 offsets, prior to that I was only able to set AVX offset. I can attach a CSV log file of a 30min HWinfo log file with prime95 running if you care to take a look at that with GenericLogViewer or something.
-Originally, I had a NH-D15 installed and it blocked the top PCIE 3.0 x16 slot so I had to move my graphics card to the third slot to run in x16 mode. I’ve since installed my custom water cooling loop and do not have that issue anymore.
I haven’t moved my graphics card back until my Step up GTX 1080 Ti comes in, when that does, I will monitor my M.2 temperatures but I don’t anticipate it will cause any problems having the card over the M.2 but I will keep an eye on it.
-I was initially nervous about RAM compatibility, however the XMP button in the BIOS performed flawlessly, so my RAM is running at 3600MHz with 16-16-16-36
I have zero complaints about this motherboard, it checks off all my boxes and I still have room to grow slightly, fan headers all over the place and I haven’t decided on where to place my thermal sensor just yet, if you have a recommendation I’m certainly open to suggestions.
If you’re curious about anything else or want me to run some additional tests I’ll see what I can do to make it happen.
Here is also a Passmark
run I did the yesterday as well
4.6GHzLoggingtest.CSV 1076k .CSV file