Summary: This is an amazing product for first time PC builders. At first I was looking for motherboards that were compatible with A10 amd chips but honestly I love this motherboard for more than just that. Here's why: 1. Everything has a label. (Not sure where to plug something in? Just match the manual the the label and your good!) 2. Durability. (I can't stress this enough, I made mistakes there's no denying that but this board gave me breathing room ex.
Summary: Until Gigabyte gives me a reason to doubt them, I'm going to remain loyal to this brand. I can get a decent board for less than $100...and so far I haven't been disappointed!
Pros: 2nd straight build with a Gigabyte AMD APU board. Either I'm just lucky or these guys know how to build a solid/inexpensive board. I like the color schemes, it matches the systems I prefer to build, everything installs easy and runs cool. I can figure out the BIOS in less than an hour and I'm off to the races. I'm going to keep using Gigabyte boards along with some high end ASUS builds. Will build, test, compare and update on here.
Cons: Pricing is decent, performance matches up with Asus and MSI, can't think of anything wrong with this scenario.
Summary: This is a huge mobo... It has to be in a mid tower or larger so keep that in mind. It is very well built and easily the best FM2+ board that I have seen. Comes with some very impressive features for it only costing around $99.
Pros: Great for overclocking my X4 860k Stable!!!! Great features! The power and reset switches came in handy when updating my Bios It's red and black so it goes great with my other hardware (important for people like me that are obsessed with aesthetics)
Summary: Too many surprises. I bought this MB specially for my CPU, MB came with BIOS F4... for the CPU "supported" in their website(AMD Athlon X4 860K Quad-Core 3.7GHz Socket FM2+ 95W Desktop Processor (BLACK EDITION) ), but supported for BIOS F6!. Solution. spend extra $50 to buy a low profile FM CPU(AMD A4-7300 Richland Dual-Core 4.0GHz Socket FM2) , run set it up the system and then Update the BIOS.. so you can then change the CPU for the one you want.
Pros: It works! BIOS updater program is really simple, 1 click and it's updated.
Cons: BIOS. Someone in their dept has issues.. Why send a MB with BIOS not fully updated? and WHY i have to buy an extra CPU to update the BIOS ... so i can use the CPU i want (even thought in you website say "CPU supported").
Pros: Its a nice looking board and has all the features I want for my build. I've used Gigabyte before on my last build and its been running strong for a few years now.
Cons: Wont post.....All I get is error codes 55 and 5d. Plus now I guess my board isnt compatible with the CPU I bought unless you update your bios first. Problem with that is I cant update without a CPU installed and I dont have an extra CPU laying around. My CPU is a AMD Athlon X4 860K. So dont buy this CPU unless you have already updated your bios first. I wish that specs listed what Bios version the board shipped with. Now im stuck with a cpu and board that doesnt work.