Excerpt: Gigabyte has been in the business of making motherboards for quite some time now; since 1986 to be exact. They weren't really a name that was held in high regard by Power Users, but with the AMD Thunderbird striking with such force, they have risen to the challenge and mass-produced several different varieties of motherboards for it. But we Overclocking Enthusiasts are a mighty tough breed to make happy.
Conclusion: The new Gigabyte GA-7VAXP comes with all the fancy on-board peripherals that you should, by now, are very familiar with. However, when compared with the other two major brands like ASUS and MSI, the GA-7VAXP is a little behind in terms of its features. Although a Fast Ethernet and an ATA133 IDE RAID controller constitutes lower cost for the board as compared to newer Gigabit and Serial ATA technologies, power users still may not be entirely crazy about this board.