- Intel B85
- 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
- DDR3 1600/1333
Not what I was expecting 03/24/2014
USB 3.0 (but this is only useful if you have high end USB drives, many 3.0 drives are just as slow as 2.0 in benchmarks)
Easy to update the BIOS while in Windows
Compatible with great CPU's
no smart response and therefore this board does not have the part of Super RAID that makes it RAID.
I feel a bit ripped off because the features it advertised were not available on this model. But I am not going to dismantle the computer and mail it back in, unless they are willing to send me one of the MSI Z/H/Q 87 so that I don't have any down time.
For anyone who is wanting to know what boards have which super raid features:
intel rapid start: Z87, H87, Q87, Q85, B85
intel smart response: Z87, H87, Q87
intel smart connect: Z87, H87, H81, Q85, B85
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