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Pro Audio as good as a discrete card
This board has a built in quad core audio processor as well as a high end 127dB DAC. This allows for a 192kHz/24-bit audio signal.
Pro Good USB options
This board supports USB 3.1 type A and C meaning it is pretty future proof as well as versatile due to all of the options USB C connections allow.
Con Too many shared PCIe lanes
If the user wishes to use two M.2 slots at the same time, this will disable two of the Sata Express ports. So proper planning is required depending on what hardware one wants to use that are PCIe compatible. This can be much time spent on research, which some may not want to invest.
Con Poor software
Starting with the BIOS, it is not very intuitive and takes a lot of poking around in order to learn what all of the features are. On top of this, many error codes are not listed on Gigabytes site or anywhere else, leaving the user guessing when one crops up.
The other issue with software is the bundled apps that work on the desktop, they have memory leaks and are prone to crashing, making for an overall poor experience and support when it comes to the supplied software.