Summary: This board has plenty of great features and looks pretty good. BIOS takes a bit to get used to but once you do it works very well. You also should update the bios to the beta bios the first chance you get. The only issue that I've noticed is that the VRM's aren't of very high quality. I'm using an 8350 and have it clocked at 4.8 and when it goes under heavy load the v droop is pretty bad. LLC helps but adds more heat.
Pros: I've been running an FX-8320 rig using this for a year now. It's held up as well as my previous Gigabyte boards seemed to (I'll know for sure in another eight years...).
Cons: Only the cpu fan header has a pwm; the other 4-pin fan headers do not have the fourth pin connected and can only be voltage controlled. You can at least still control each independently, at least with GNU/Linux lm-sensors. I just chained all of my case fans from the cpu header and put the cpu in fixed speed mode on the three pin connector. Given that this is the only real con, I can live with it. But it's enough of one to dock a point.
Summary: This is good Motherboard for gaming, support all amd processors, my pc is doing really good in games now. I got a little problem with the shipping because it arrive 1 day later than my others orders, so... no technical problems.
It's a good board but it does have it's weaknesses
11 March 2013
Summary: I bought this board from reviews that I have read over the net. They all listed it as a good solid motherboard. I bought my first one here on Ebay and I liked the look and how well it could be upgraded. My first board (from Ebay) arrived in a paper wrapping around the motherboard box, they did not even included the cardboard motherboard holder. Let's just say that it was DOA on arrival.
Summary: Very good motherboard. Went together easily and booted up and updated flawlessly. Only complaint I have is the flimsy back-plate does not sit flush between the board and the case. The back-plate tabs create a space that doesn't allow the board to sit tight against the back-plate. It's a little annoying when going to plug in peripheral devices.
Summary: The board is working well with the just released FX-8350. I am concerned about possible EPROM corruption which is apparently a frequent problem with this board but so far everything is working fine. I have experience with several board manufacturer's and I find the Gigabyte boards to be well engineered and over built. I have previously bought ASUS boards but they have had a number of hardware compatibility issues regarding SSD's that they could never seem to resolve.
Summary: I wanted the most versatile AM3+ mobo for the system I'm building. It was a tough decision because the top of the line ASUS board had a Thunderbolt card and UEFI Bios included for only a few dollars more. When the Thunderbolt board was taken out of the equation, this Gigabyte board had, without a doubt, more features. The UEFI bios is a great improvement but being very familiar with the old style bios, the lack of it wasn't a deal breaker.