Summary: I researched this and I am please with its performance. I have an intel i7 CPU and 32 gig memory and use a top end Gigabyte graphic card. My system is blazing fast. I also used a very large cooling fan tower on the CPU so this makes the room in the case tight.
Summary: So I am well aware this motherboard had a VERY rough start anywhere from stability issues to bios problems to just flat out failing, but naturally a company like Gigabyte is not going to let this continue.......
Summary: There are plenty of forums online reporting this problem and there doesn't seem to be a clear fix anywhere. Anywhere from 10-50% of the time, it won't return from sleep (S3) or reboot properly (Windows 8 64-bit).
Summary: this mother board sucks.. would not let me get into bios.. tried everything.. removing battery.. different video card.. different ram.. multiple keyboards... wasted my time putting everything together. needed this computer to work ASAP and it wouldnt... I dont recommend
Summary: I stumbled upon a 2011 CPU, and rather than sell it I figured I would build a machine around it. And I know I chose a great board for it, as this board has everything I need as a basis to game, edit video & audio, and otherwise just work and play.