I like RAID and dislike this board, even though I really love Gigabyte.
10 June 2013
Summary: Works well if you are not using RAID arrays. Locks up Windows 7 Pro 64-bit constantly if RAID arrays used for OS. Tried 3 different arrangements of arrays, all with same results. As soon as I went back to a dedicated boot drive on single SATA port, performance was as expected and no lockups. Maybe my board has a bad controller, but software RAID is always suspect. **NOTE** I tried 2, 3, and 4 disk arrays using RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 all with same results.
Great motherboard, slightly confusing description.
sacha jovanovic, Amazon
4 January 2014
Summary: I bought this motherboard with the expectation of having USB3.0 compatibility with my case. Unfortunately this was not so and only has USB3.0 on the I/O. This was most likely my fault as misinterpretation of the product description but just to let everybody know. This motherboard does not support the USB3.0 header.
Summary: For a budget motherboard this has excellent features including USB3 and SATA 6. With Win7 64bit installed, a lowly Intel Core i3 processor and 8gb Ram the board flies. Also the motherboard supplied was the later V2.0 version. Recommended.
Summary: cant fault amazon, they delivered on time etc so top marks to them. however the board i recieved was faulty. stuck in a constant reboot loop, unable to get into bios or anything. Im a full time techie so tried it all (clear cmos, remove unneeded parts, alternative ram, etc etc) and nothing worked. i suspect its due to a BIOS problem however im using a 2500k intel which should work out of the box.
Summary: I usually write reviews that praise Gigabyte motherboards, because on the whole, they are very good motherboards. I don't know what happened, if it was a bad shipment or batch of boards, but I had two of these boards go wrong in less than a year and a half. The first only had one functioning RAM slot when it arrived, which is obviously no good and the second one's Ethernet port died after about 6 months of usage.
Summary: Hi there. Here's my feedback for this motherboard (Z68AP-D3), which I purchased for a mere £50 here from Amazon.co.uk: First, let's look at the cons for the board: CONS: -Only uses the traditional 1oz copper PCB (instead of 2oz for more expensive/newer boards). -No onboard USB3 header - if you have a USB3 case, you will NOT be able to connect the front panel USB ports to the motherboard. My comments for the cons: The 1oz PCB is to be expected in this price range.