Summary: These system boards are some of the best I've seen. No comment on factory support because it works just fine. This is the first time in a number of years that I've used AMD processors and, so far this one is every bit as good as an i5 Intel. Not a gamer so I'm not hammering on the hardware. And have yet to do any full motion video editing with it. Lots of SATA and USB3 interfaces. Nice trick having a system power button on the MB.
Summary: It's a big motherboard, but so far has proven to be very solid. Using it as a linux workstation, loaded up ubuntu and then manually downloaded the video card drivers, had some initial problems when running three monitors with the anti-screen tearing KDE stuff enabled but when I turned it off there hasn't been any other issues. There are new versions of the drivers now that probably fix it, but it's so stable right now that I have not bothered.
Summary: I recently upgraded my computer, and thinking my old motherboard supported all but only a-series processors, I got the best a-series processor. Then only to find out it only supported the a8's down. So stuck with an apu I needed I find a motherboard that could fit one and my other parts, like two graphics cards and four ram slot. This did the trick, now I'm playing pc games, skyrim for the most part, maxed and modded.
Summary: Good looking, lots of functionalities, great BIOS. My build: Amd A8 6600k Gigabyte AMD FM2 A85X ATX Motherboard G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) SAPPHIRE HD 7850 1GB Antec 450w Power Supply
Awesome for overclockers and tinkerers. Tons of features.
19 May 2013
Summary: Absolutely fantastic FM2 board. Tons of sensors, every fan controller is 4 pin, the current BIOS (F4) works great with my Trinity APU, and updating the BIOS was super easy. Not to mention it has a backup BIOS chip in case something goes wrong. I did have a problem with getting it to run my memory at the proper speed but that was my fault.
Summary: Met all my needs and works great with Win 8 installed. The only problem I have is the board didn't come with a utlity disk for Windows 8, the disk provided was for Windows 7. Had to download all the drivers from Gigabyte and I have not been able to get my USB 3.0 working yet.
Summary: I have relied on Gigabyte for several years when building a new system. This time I built a 72 TB RAID storage system and the FM2 A85X ATX Mother board was an ideal choice. The RAID system is up and running and I am very confident using Gigabyte products!