Overall I'm happy with this board with only a couple of issues
4 August 2012
Summary: 1. Most of the time I watch movies or play music, the computer would stutter like 100 times in 1 second. Don't know what is causing this lag, sw or hw. 2. Every now and then when I boot up the bios settings doesn't load properly or something so it halts, telling me I need to set it properly, so I have to hit delete to enter the bios and hit F10 save and exit. The settings has not been reset or anything, I just had to go in and exit.
Summary: Rarely do I have a problem with any of the hardware I purchase because I spare no expense and do what I can to purchase reputable equipment. This was one of those rare times where Gigabyte let me down. Out of the 9 computers running under this roof, 5 of them have Gigabyte motherboards. This build was destined to replace an older DDR2 AM2 Gigabyte board that had been faithfully running the server for 5 years and needed an upgrade.
Summary: Pros: I purchased this July of 2010 and it has proven to be one of my favorite motherboards. Tons of features. Three ways to flash Bios. @bios is quick and brilliant. Great OC'ing. CPU 955 OC'ed to 3800 stable on straight setting. Cool n quiet runs 820-3800 mhz. Mushkin ram Redline 1600 stable at 824mhz 8-8-8-24-30-T1. NB set 2060mhz dual channel unganged. On-board 4250 is much more powerful than I expected and took a moderate OC.
Summary: I was surprised to find that most places no longer carried this board, and this usually happens when I like something. I had all the other components just needed the motherboard. This is the one I choose because of it's features and performance.
Summary: I've been using Gigabyte boards in my last few builds and I've been quite pleased. A good selection of connectors including USB3. Faster than USB2, but not really ripping speed; not sure if that is due to this particular USB3 implementation or the less-than-stellar speed of the WD My Book external drive attached to it. I can't comment on the quality of the onboard graphics (used briefly during setup) because of course I use a graphics board instead.
Summary: The item title doesn't say what revision this board is, but I received mine today, and it is revision 3.1. Installed works great! I bought from Circuit City and it shipped faster than the other 5 items I purchased on the same date. The bios is up to date to 3-7-2011. Running a Phenom II x4 965 BE with Windows 7 64bit.
Summary: Gigabyte is such a fantastic company, first of all, the product itself is great, everything installed easily, the utilities may install themselves for some reason, I just deleted a few of them, but the product itself is not what I'm aiming my review at right here. My review is primarily about Gigabyte's tech support, frickin amazing, to say the least, I thought I had a defective product, but apparently I had a standoff in the back that was causing it to short and...
Summary: Bought this board to replace a failed one. This is a very nice board and well built and works very well. My only beef with it is that there is not much room between the PCIE1 and PCIE 16 sockets. In fact most high end NVIDIA GPU's simply will not fit if you need that extra PCIE 1 slot for something else. Plus if you utilize the PCIE 4 slot the PCIE 1 next to the PCIE 16 becomes inoperable. If those issues were addressed and corrected I'd give the board a 100% rating.