Summary: This is probably the best board I could recommend to someone who wants to run an AMD rig, but doesn't want to go overboard on their budget. Would I buy it again? Yes, until PCIE 3 becomes a standard.
Summary: Solid motherboard - revision 3 - no complaints. I admit I was hesitant after reading other reviews --- but after setup I have no complaints about the hardware or the bios --- the Gigabyte software on the other hand...ehhh - well it's not bad I guess - maybe I would get more out of it if I was interested in overclocking. Overall though - love this board.
Summary: I purchased this board after viewing the specs and find it surpassed most other 990fx boards. Ive been a tried and true MSI user for the past 7 years and thought I would try something new. Well I received my first board got it installed. What do you know, no bios on the board. So I go through the Newegg RMA process and get a new board shipped. Get it installed and a second time no bios. Two boards in a row no bios. No POST, no errors just no bios at all.
Summary: Have been a Gigabyte girl for awhile now, having purchasing only their boards for all my builds over the past 11 years.
Pros: Had no issues booting with my FX9590, and was able to flash BIOS while using FX 9590. Unlike previous reviews.
Cons: They've yet to update the design (as with the rev.1) still unable to use my pci ex 1 sound blaster in the pci ex 1 slot. Purchased 3 rev 3 boards so far only tested one. Which seems to have a few issues - major gripe being first pci ex 16 slot is faulty. It only took me 5 days of disassembling and reassembling this setup to realize this was the cause my setup was constantly freezing.
It's a good motherboard, but I'm having problems with it.
10 February 2015
Summary: Its a solid motherboard. It runs great. The only problem I have is, my cpu is rated at 4.7 - 5.0 gh but it's running at 4.0 gh. I read that you have to update the mobo drivers to get it to run at 4.7 gh, but the drivers are up to date. I tryed overclocking and the computer had to do an emergency shut down when it hit 4.7 gh. If it wasn't for that problem it would be an excellent mother board.