Intel's last full size ATX motherboard isn't enough to make us mourn.
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Thunderbolt promises a hell of a lot, but the cost and shortage of compatible devices mean that early adopters might want to tread carefully.
It's Intel's top chipset, so you'd think if anyone could do it justice then it should be the chip-manufacturers themselves.
Exactly how well do Intel's in-house chipsets compare with the likes NVIDIA's NFORCE and ATI's Xpress offers? Well, it's debatable. But you can be sure of one thing. Intel-based boards are typically pretty pricey.