There are two features that really make this board stand out though the USB 3.0 Boost Mode performance and the 8+2 power phase design built in to the board. USB 3.0 Boost technology enhances performance of any USB 3.0 hard drive type device, with better performance seen when using a UASP-enabled device adapter. With the power phases, ASUS was able to cram a total of 10 power phases (eight for the CPU and two for the integrated graphics) onto the board without at all hampering the feature set or space-constraining the on-board components. They did this by placing all CPU-related power components on an upright daughter board."
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