it's good but get a different fm2+ motherboard for cheaper. I thought this was full size atx
15 December 2013
Summary: I should have read better, it's my fault not the board's or gigabytes. I do think this might be a bit over priced since it is micro atx. If you are getting a new motherboard for your apu get an fm2+ one. I saw one for 65 dollars by gigabyte. They are backwards compatible with richland and trinity but fm2 is not compatible with kaveri. Don't get this if you want to upgrade to the next generation. It was easy to overclock in the bios.
Summary: This is a well built board. I needed the micro ATX form factory and wanted the USB 3.0 and a reliable board. So far, I am very happy with this board. It is very nicely set up and feels solid. Set up went well.
Summary: Very nice little MOBO with all the normally-used ports but I liked that it had 6 GB/s SATA ports, HDMI & VGA, and USB 3.0. An added bonus is that it has 4 memory slots whereas many other micro-ATX MOBO's have only 2. (I have learned that in editing photos the more memory the better!) But about that....I've built many computers and have used Gigabyte MOBO's for quite a few of them. This is the first one that would not boot when I pressed the power button.
Summary: There's only couple of reason why I've been buying Gigabyte motherboards and that's 'cause of the dual bios that gives immortality to it, and the second reason because everything on it is pure quality despite what people say this has been one of the most reliable brands in the market. I extremely recommend it as a company to trust, and also I do recommend this mother board.
Summary: I've purchased this motherboard to be the new file server that'll be hooked up directly to my TV in my living room running OpenSuse 12.2. The problem I came across was that there are no AMD A85X Raid Drivers for Linux. I ended up having to setup dmraid to get my 5x 2TB drives up and working.
Summary: Stability is far too easily discounted, but this board has it and that is good. I am not using the full capacity of the board, but there is lots there for the small package. I appreciate the ability to plug a card reader into the USB 3.0 header onboard. I like the pairing of a A-series CPU that creates onboard graphics (they are value if not super). The sound is no slouch.