I have spent a couple of days feeling my way around the board and its a lot of fun to use I wanted to run some further tests on air with my 980x. I know this cpu well, it was never great on air cooling before and needed quite high volts to reach 4.5ghz. not on this board though it gets there with relative ease and at very reasonable voltages runs through the benchmarks.
I tested the overclock buttons on the board for functionality and usability and can report that they work perfectly. we have frequency up =+ and freq down =- also ratio up and ratio down. these really make overclocking a breeze. once you have found your optimised voltages in the bios and set your base clock to boot windows your away!
GSKILL phoenix pro ssd
SPI 1m 4.4GHZ
SPI 1M 4.5GHZ
SPI 32M 4.4GHZ
PCMARK 7 4.5GHZ
3D05 4.4GHZ [Gpu clocks are same as 06 and Vantage below]
Some very decent numbers for air cooling with a 980x with this board considering the voltages used also keeping the multi low and bclk around the 200 mark, Cpu max obviously would increase with more voltage lower bclk and higher multi but that's for the sub zero tests to come.
As you can see from the results the board scales nicely, the actual scores are not important its the way the board behaves with scaling voltages etc up to now its looking favourable. of course the real acid test is what it does when its cold. I will be using a cascade at approx -90c loaded.
This board is very user friendly, i'm enjoying working with it.