We've run the Intel Core i7 870 'top dog' CPU on the Gigabyte and we'd have to say this is one of the best boards we've seen to date. Not just one of the best P55 boards, we mean of all the motherboards we've seen entirely. This one fits into the 'Get away from my motherboard' category. With 24 Phase power, Trusted Platform Module chip, Bluetooth security, 2 oz copper PCB, Dynamic Energy Saver 2, and the Smart 6 suite of features, your going to be hard pressed to find a more feature rich motherboard. The Smart 6 suite of features contains: Smart Quickboot, Smart QuickBoost, Smart Recovery, Smart Dual BIOS, Smart Recorder, and Smart TimeLock. Seriously, this board is feature rich; it is so feature rich it will be hard to cover all that it offers.
So you're a hard core overclocker and features aren't that important to you. Did we mention 24 Phase Power with solid capacitors and Ferrite chokes? There's no question about overclocking capabilities, this is the flagship board. It's going to overclock like a demon and you won't even have to make a deal with the devil to get the most out of your CPU.