Summary: Gigabyte is going straight down hill with their product quality. They used to make a solid, reliable product and 50+% of their MBs and components my computer manufacturing company purchases do no pass our initial testing with a good handful dieing months out.
Pros: Motherboard is very powerful and can run most tasks I throw at it. I use it as a Server 2012 R2 machine in my small in home office mainly for file sharing and accessing media with my other devices. All for a great price as well.
Summary: No mention of graphics drivers for vista on the official webpage of this MOBO from gigabyte.
Pros: Cheap for micro MOBO with CPU
Cons: No video output on windows vista 32 bits when windows updates to the official Intel-R HD Graphics Family drivers through either port. When I reverted to the Microsoft built in generic VGA driver I could get the video out put. Now I have to figure out how to stop windows from updating graphics dri...
I am using this with a media center PC and it just does great
25 August 2013
Summary: I have built a media center pc running windows 8 media center, it performs very well, using 500GB RAM with a 1T 7200 RPM 2.5 inch hard drive, using two TV controllers. All is working well keeps up when recording a show, watching a recorded show, fast forwarding all together. very pleased.
Summary: Using this with Pfsense 2.1 RC1 64bit booting from a USB flash drive. Recognizes onboard NIC's flawlessly. Using the spare PCI slot for another drop in NIC for my optional interface. Paired this board with 2 gigs gskill 1333 ram, F3-10666CL9D-2GBNQ, Stock timings. Works great.
Pros: Dual gigabit, low power ~22 watts, UEFI bios is nice.
Cons: Would not output to my display with either VGA or HDMI until I reset the CMOS. Very weird but works great now.
Summary: Installed pfSense on it and it works flawlessly. The chassis I had didn't have the 4 pin 12V connector on the power supply so I wired one into the molex connector for the hard drive. Works fine. it would have been nice to use an old IDE drive for it but an old USB stick works just as well.
Pros: Low power yet pretty fast dual Gigabit
Cons: Won't boot without the 4 pin power connector attached No IDE controller (solder pads exist for it though)
Pros: Had to RMA a garbage AMD APU board that I initially bought for an XBMC box. Got this instead and am extremely satisfied! Runs cool even while playing HD video. HDMI video and sound works out of the box with OpenElec XBMC. I put 4GB of RAM in it and a PCI WiFi adapter.
Cons: Case power/led/reset pin header is at the bottom of the board and the case wires were pretty snug getting to the headers. Not bad enough to deduct a star though.