really? i was hoping for a great improvement over this boards because his case (Aerocool Strike one X advance) supports usb 3.0 and his previous board the ECS don't have a 6gb sata and usb 3.0..
You will get both of those with those boards. USB3 connectivity and SATA 6GB but the USB3 for what external devices and the SATA 6GB only SSD's are fast enough to take advantage of the 6GB connection since mechanical HDD are barely reaching 2GB transfer rates.
CPU and GPU perform the same on H77 and H61.