Although its really no surprise that ASUS has included a MPCIe/802.11ac Combo with their latest Maximus VI offerings, the fact that this M.2 adapter is only limited to a single PCIe lane is a bit disheartening. Not that it really matters to the typical consumer, as they probably wont be able to get their hands on a compatible card for a few motherboard revisions at least, but limiting it to a single lane means 5Mbps throughput, or 500MB/s transfer speeds which is less than we are seeing in todays SATA 3 SSDs."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips