Summary: To put it simply, this motherboard could be everything that you may want, however do not pay any heed to the CPU compatibility BS on Gigabytes website. My AM3 Quad core was listed and was meant to work just fine... until I went to boot it up of course. Nothing. I spent many hours going through all the motions until I discovered that it was a pointless exercise. I got a replacement board, only to get a hard lesson in deja vu!