Yeah, absolutly. The Gigas are missing a feature here and there on their launch models
which kinda defeats the point (may as well get a P67) and the MSI's have been problematic
during testing although to their credit new bios revisions have been flowing thick and
fast, and they've held back hardware whilst they resolve the issues. I'm happy enough with
the V Pro at this point that I'm not looking anywhere else and unless something goes
horribly wrong with the RST testing today then I'll be finishing validation on it at the
start of next week and getting them set up internally.
Firewire wise it's the
same chip that crops up on a few other boards that's proved fairly decent of late (it's
one of the new VIA's). Most notably it was on the P8P67 board last time round and that
tested quite well with a whole host of interfaces and the implimentation this time round
so far has thrown up no problems althrough I've not plugged anything too rare into it yet!