Summary: Very satisfied with this motherboard. Always been with Gigabyte motherboards and I never regret my choice. Upgraded my MA-790X-UD4P with this to get SATA3, DDR3 and USB3 natively and don't regret it. My "old" 790x-ud4p still working perfectly and have been moved into my HTPC. So far, Gigabyte never disappoint me and I can already say that my next motherboard will still be a Gigabyte. The UEFI BIOS is very usefull, lot of setting for overclocking.
Pros: - Good layout, - USB 3, - ESata straight from the back panel
Summary: I built a computer with the AMD FX-8350, 4 GHZ 8 Core processor and the EVGA GeForce GTX 66 2048MB GDDR5 Video card. The computer has 8Gbs of G-Skill RipJaw X-series RAM. The computer is completely stable and operates very fast. This is a great motherboard.
Summary: Waited a bit on this review to make sure it didn't outright break, but here goes! This motherboard pretty much covers all the bases when it comes to the essentials I wanted. It's a basic no-frills motherboard that supports USB 3.0, has a good amount of SATA 6 Gbps headers and supports 2-Way SLI (Something I had trouble finding, Crossfire is supported more widely on AMD boards...) and is a real solid board to work with.
Summary: I bought this motherboard solely for the fact that it appeared to be the most capable to put my AMD FX8350 chip into. Having capability of 32 gigs of ram didn't hurt either. USB 3.0 is there. It is cross fire capable, but I don't play any games (yet) that would need that and as such I only have one graphics card (AMD HD7850). It seems that it will be able to accept chip updates in the future as AMD creates faster pile driver chips. I like that.
Summary: Short and Sweet If you want performance value for your AMD CPU, then GIGABYTE is far superior to ASUS. But do not attempt to carry over old CPUs and hard drives, they would be a waste of time for this board. Buy as new as you can afford and have a lot more fun with Windows 8. Linux installs are an adventure; not for the inexperienced user. After you get Windows 8 going, install every driver and update for this board before adding anything else.
Summary: I think I like this board better than my GA-990FXA-UD5 in that it appears to overclock better. I am pleased overall with this board. EDIT: I was so impressed with this board that I bought a second one for another machine I am building. It's that good of a board.
Pros: - Capable of SLI or CrossfireX, - Great 8+2 CPU/RAM Power Phase Delivery, - Easy to overclock
Summary: Was impressed with the motherboards construction and heat dissipation fins. Out of the box, the FX8350 worked with this motherboard. With that said, it does not come with the BIOS that "supports" the FX8350. here is where some of these modern motherboards shine: Because of the dual BIOS capabilities of the motherboard it made flashing the bios easy (using a thumb drive with the bios on it).