Summary: A few problems with this board is that when it boots it takes a bit long for my GPU to be detected, a bit weird but otherwise a great board. Easy to install drivers, boot the OS installer and get up and running. No shut downs or BSODs, or any problems. To to warn people who use tower coolers, this will not support most with a GPU, since the CPU socket is so close to the PCI slot.
Motherboard installed easily with no driver issues or compatibility problems with the ...
3 weeks ago
Summary: Motherboard installed easily with no driver issues or compatibility problems with the other hardware I bought specifically for this machine. Only real problem/complaint is that none of the monitor ports support higher resolutions (2560 x 1440) with my Dell U2713HM, but that was noted in the motherboard specs.
Summary: Pros: Has wifi and bluetooth on a Mini ITX board Cons: Doesn't work for more than 3 seconds at a time. Initially tested the board with only the cpu/ram/cpu fan and psu and it POST'd fine. Installed the rest of the components and tested it again and it still worked fine. Buttoned up the case, installed windows and it died out of the blue while installing updates. Tried turning it back on and it started the infinite boot loop like others have described.
Summary: I had 'blue screen' crashes I couldn't solve, also the WI-FI couldn't handle streaming 1080p MKV files in full bit-rate. Updating drivers using official Gigabyte tool is not enough! I used DriveMax tool to update drivers. This solved ALL my issues. 4 stars just because I had to deal with this issue for weeks till found the solution.
Summary: Used in a build to connect to a TV with no wired internet access so wifi was a must. Running with Ubuntu, wifi connected right away and has a good signal. 2 HDMI outputs is awesome! My only wish was that it had support for one more system fan. 1 CPU and 1 System fan is probably enough for my use, but my case included 2 fans and it's a shame to leave one unplugged :( !
Summary: bought this ITX case because it was absolutely perfect for what I was looking to do. However, the pc wouldnt boot and after taking everything apart, I found out one of the ram slots wasnt working. When I place a stick of ram into DDR3_1 the pc just goes into an infinite loop and cant even make it to post. Still... I settled for 8gb instead of 16 and kept the motherboard. I do however plan to buy more of these.
Summary: This board is loaded with good features and I like it's performance in Windows. The BIO menus are easy to use and configure. Running on Windows 8.1 it works great... but the wireless is a bit wonkey. I sometimes have to click the wireless icon for it to automatically connect to my 5GHz wireless network after a fresh boot (why it doesn't connect right away, I can't say). Using Ubuntu (or variants), I can't get to the install screen due to a kernel panic.
Summary: Don't know how this motherboard could be rated less than 5 stars. The function, and fit to a Mini ITX chassis, is exact; as the basis for a "Hackintosh" desktop of small size it is pretty much ideal. I integrated this with an Intel fourth-generation CPU and Noctua CPU cooler, 16 GB Kiingston RAM, 2 Ssmsung EVO 840 250 GB solid-state drives, an EVGA nVidia GeForce GT 610 graphics card, and a Pioneer BDXL (208BDM) Blu-ray/DVD/CD writer.