Great Board, Worth Every Penny! Amazing Internal Dolby Sound Card!
12 October 2013
Summary: This is by far one of the greatest boards I've owned! It has a very good Dolby internal sound card and many ports all around including 8 USB ports in the back. The only downsides to this motherboard is that the North Bridge gets very hot under mild gaming and also, there is no IDE port if you still use older disk drives (as there really shouldn't be because sata drives are pretty cheap anyway). Both of these problems can be fixed very cheaply.
Summary: Had this board for a week now. As others have said the northbridge HS does get very hot. It doesn't get any residual airflow from the CPU cooler in my setup because my CPU is water cooled so I've had to put an 80mm fan over it. It did seem to cope without that though - no crashes etc but it just makes me feel better :)
Build wise the board seems fine to m. Gigabyte pride themselves on this "Ultra durable" technology.
Summary: I was a little worried reading reports about heat problems after I had ordered this MB, but I can safely say now that this MB is running great and a big improvement in all areas compared to the GA-880GM-UD2H I was running, no heat problems here, easy to fit, running with AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 Black Edition (26oc idle) stock settings, and Corsair XMS3 8GB, can highly recommend.
Summary: Runs my 1100T at 3.7Ghz perfectly, no problems whatsoever. Would recommend.
Only 4 stars, because compared to ASUS QFan the fan speed controls are not even close, so much harder to control noise levels from case fans in particular
Summary: Have just built a cheap system using this board, 16GB of PC1600 DDR3 and an FX-6300 (Vishera) CPU. Booted without any problems or needing any potentially difficult BIOS update. There are plenty of USB 2 and 3 sockets, probably far more than you'll ever need - even if some are permanently dedicated to recharging portable devices. Be aware that using the x16 physical but x8 mode PCIe slot will reduce the x16/x16 slot to x8 lanes only.
Summary: I just got this motherboard, and it's A true performer. It's got 1 PCIe x16, 1 x8 and 1 x4s with 2 x1s. I currently have A 960T with Sapphire radeon HD 6850 2GB and can Max out most of the games at 1080p. You can also think about getting a 990FXA UD3, as it has 2 PCIe x16 slots.
Excerpt: материнка хорошая, однако нет поддержки PCI-E хотя это уже проблема 990 чипа а не материнки. Как только появится чип на AM3+ с поддержкой PCI-E 3.0 сразу обновлюсь, Intel давно уже поддерживает данный стандарт.
Excerpt: После замены радиатора на материнке возле процессора и установки вентилятора все супер стало
Pros: Не дорогая ,видит сразу FX8350 , холодная работает супер.
Cons: Не заработала память вместо 1600 работает на частоте 1333 хотя на другом комнпе с интелом все норм.Греется если сильно нагрузить игрой то подвисать через час игры начала . плохое расположение радиатора на материнской плате возле процессора.