NO Integrated Graphics! Requires GPU or dedicated graphics card!
2 weeks ago
Summary: This Board is fast and has excellent features thus the four stars. The reason it's missing a fifth star is because of something Gigabyte has done, and not directly related to the performance. This boards specs say, under Onboard Graphics "Integrated Graphics Processor". This is EXTREMELY MISLEADING and WRONG! What they really mean, is "Integrated Processor Graphics" which is quite different!
Great functionality, watch out if your PSU is bottom mounted.
Colyn D, Amazon
27 June 2013
Summary: I've had this motherboard for a few days now and everything is running very smoothly. I have one complaint regarding the smaller power socket located in the corner by the back panel connectors. My PSU is mounted at the bottom so the power cable has to travel over my graphics card and all the way across the motherboard. It barely covers the distance. Be sure to plan ahead if your PSU is bottom mounted. Other that that, the board is awesome.
Summary: My Gateway motherboard crapped out so I bought this used Gigabyte mb to fix it.at a good price. I'm not a repair technician but have enough background to attempt to replace the mb. After a pretty easy swap out I noted I need a 4 to 8 pin adapter cable. Amazon Prime got it to me in a few more days. Installed the power cable and figured out how to install the drivers with the CD that came with the mb.
Summary: I picked this board up for a scratch gaming build (budget build) with the all solid Caps I felt it was a pretty good deal. The packaging speed was about as I expected, my only real gripe was the manner in which it was packaged; The product was placed on the bottom of the box with packaging paper surrounding it which didn't really offer much protection from bumps and dings to the bottom of the box.
Summary: Purchased for a small business owner - perfect for his needs. Had some issues with stability on an i5-3750k, but it turned out to be processor related. Knocking it a star for a few small things (and these are really minor) -no PC speaker (I know, I know, get with the times, but c'mon...) -VERY VERY limited options in terms of voltage selections, etc (mostly a limitation of chipset).
Summary: GREAT starter board for a budget hackintosh build (use it with the GeForce 610, for super cheap installation!) Just be sure if you're using it in an ATX case you use the big standoff screws included with the enclosure to lift the board so it doesn't warp.
Summary: Set this MB with an Core I3 CPU. Installed Windows 8 perfectly. Has been very stable and solid. Probably not a good MB for gamers, but solid for business applications and works great with a USB PCTV tuner on Win Media Center. Highly recommend if you need a good stable MB for everyday use.
Summary: The motherboard features all solid caps, it has good pin placements, and it fit my needs on a budget. I'm having problems, however, with the board booting to flash drives. It has a UEFI BIOS, which has caused me some grief even getting K/Ubuntu installed from a disc. Other than that, a superb budget motherboard.