Summary: I had 2 boards from 2 different suppliers, 1 Amazon, 1 New egg. Neither board would POST. Returned both for refund. Purchased a different brand and immediately all was OK, but I lost over 2 weeks in my built trouble shooting power supply, processor and memory. Not a Gigabyte fan anymore.
Michael Reichenberger "PhD student, Hunter, B..., Amazon
25 September 2013
Summary: I was a little skeptical of this Gigabyte Mobo, but have grown to like it. I usually go with another brand, but could not pass up the price and specs listed on this mobo. For the FM2 socket, this mobo has performed very well for 8 months so far. For some prospective, I run computer simulations for work, and frequently peg my system out for days at a time.
Summary: It took less than an hour to set up the new PC. This MoBo is great: it has everything you may need in 2013 and plenty of expansion options. The driver disc provided with the board does everything for you in a blink.
Summary: This motherboard is almost perfect. The color is slick, the usb 3.0 is FAST, the video connections are great quality. But there were two things that bothered me. #1 There is no Dual video card support because the 2nd PCi slot is x4. #2 The southbridge heatsink ( the one with the Gigabyte logo on it ) is to small and gets very hot. Other than these concerns this is a very well build and solid board I would recommend this to anyone who isn't bothered by these Cons.
Summary: Gigabyte has yet to let me down. They always seem to put out rock solid, stable motherboards. I dare say I might like them even more than ASUS on a few points. For AMD Trinity or the newer Richland APU's you can't go wrong with this board. The only thing I haven't figured out is the RAM speeds. I put DDR3-1600 in the slots, but the BIOS only sees it as DDR3-1333 speeds.
Summary: Hello Il make this short... I have been looking for a good fair priced fm2 mobo to complete my rig and I chose this one! It has a simple bios on it and it has many hook ups for all that you need. It feels durable while installing a aftermarket heat sink. (coolermaster 212) My rig feels complete now and it looks beautiful inside my case. (phantom 410) Thank you Gigabyte you have made a fan for life!
Summary: So, my first MoBo upgrade since i have been gaming, and i absolutely love it. im not too technical, but i know enough to say that this is an amazing MoBo, esp. paired with the AMD A8-5600k CPU. the dual video card slots are perfect for what i need. the 8 SATA connectors make it so that i can plug in all of my drives and cards without any issues. the on-board graphics are stunning, and the fact that it has the DVI, VGA, and HDMI, all built in, really was a selling point.