Summary: Owned several of these since they became widely available. Some see the board lay out on this board to be more effective then is UD5 counterpart. (See reviews of UD5) Clocks reasonable well, but you need to make sure you have a good cooling solution to overclock these boards, dependent on the CPU you use. This is advisable for any of the AM3/AM3 Plus CPUs. The ones with the extremely high voltages in particular.
Pros: good features for low price, does it's job well, recognizes all the CPU's that fit this socket (at this time anyway, August 2014)
Cons: could be cheaper as the format is getting "long in the tooth"
Summary: Overall is seems like a solid choice with no problems so far to report on. Theres a few issues id like to see address but they are minor. I dont think there is a better motherboard out there for an AMD user.
Pros: Great colour scheme., Solid design and layout.., Onboard audio is good,., BIOS is a nice upgrade from the old DOS look., Compatibility has been great with my system., Price $115 cant complain!
Cons: North bridge runs a little hotter then Id like to see., Could drop the old PCI slot for a better look., Possible Vdroop.
Summary: This board gives a lot of possibilities for a build. Nice look to it and does what a board does best. The 2nd BIOS does save you a lot of effort if you are unlucky and you crash the main BIOS, never buying a board without this feature again However, I found the BIOS to be a little to short on some options, but it will fit most users. Great deal, even better when on sale.
Pros: Great look, Lots of slots, Second BIOS options
Summary: This board is solid, full of features, and only $135.99 at the time of purchase. The only downside is that it is not specified which revision it is. Luckily I happen to get the newest one rev4.0. The item description should be updated to display the version which will be shipped to the buyer.
Summary: First, I got the Rev. 4.0 board, and it looks soooooo sweet. I have the board paired with an AMD FX-8320 CPU and a MSI GeForce GTX 660 OC Edition. I purchased this board in preparation of a SLI setup soon. This is my 5th Gigabyte motherboard and I must say that this is the best board I've bought. Installation was a breeze as usual. The UEFI BIOS takes a while to get used to, but once you do it's so sweeeet.
Summary: I have this paired with a FX 8320. This board has done good for me so far. There is nothing spectacular about this. I got the rev 3 board and have heard of the heating problems. I compensated for this by installing fans aiming down on the MOSFets and North bridge. I haven't had any issues with the board. It's been up and running for me as a HD editing machine for about 6 months. I have four HDDS hooked up and two of them are using the raid feature.
Summary: This is a great board for the price! I thought I wouldn't be able to afford a board with a top-end chipset like this. Now this one is Gigabyte's lowest-end of this top chipset, but still, it's quite impressive. It works quite well for me - even the USB 3.0 controller seems to work perfectly which is a change since my last motherboard had a very picky USB 3.0 controller. The UEFI takes some getting used to because it's so extensive.