Summary: This was my first try at a gigabyte board and is making me hesitant to purchase another from the company. The support is even worse.
Pros: It kinda works...ish.
Cons: 1. theres no support 2. bios has no options 3. usb drivers constantly drop off and stop working 4. software that came with it is a joke 5. It's not even broken and I have to replace it because of the above mentioned issues... beS.
AWFUL!! Stay away from gigabyte boards at all cost
Joshua E., Newegg
15 March 2013
Summary: This review is for the 1.1 version of the board; I highly doubt the the second revision is better. Gigabyte was a pretty good manufacturer in the past. Now, they are worthless. I strongly suggest going with ASROCK, ASUS, MSI for your computing needs
Pros: The motherboard looks good on paper until you order one and use it.
Cons: Gigabyte refuses to support their products. No ivy bridge support out of the box but I knew that was possible. The board intermittently freezes then shuts down several times a day (replaced and tested all components but motherboard to confirm). Gigabyte claims that this board supports ivy bridge ...
Summary: No onboard video, so when my GPU died back in March, I had to borrow a friend's.
Pros: It did what I expected it to do...for awhile.
Cons: Died in 9 months. Woke up one morning, powered on my computer, and it said, "No!" and powered off. Troubleshooted for a day (replacing CPU, PSU, RAM, GPU, HDDs, fans, etc) before determining that it was the motherboard. I am currently in the process of RMA-ing it to Gigabyte. Hopefully it gets so...
gigabyte lies about 3rd gen support out of the box
29 July 2012
Summary: Because it doesn't I'm now stuck with a choice between getting an older sandy bridge and flashing bios which means i will lose USB 3 and pci 3 support and then putting my new i5-3570k in or spending 200 dollars on a new 7 series chipset
Cons: The mother is said to support new ivy bridge processors out of the box and it doesn't
Summary: sure would be nice if the computer i bought a month ago was ready to use but newegg seems intent on keeping my money. makes me feel bullied, they know most folks wont hire a lawyer or file suit for a hundred bucks so screw em! keep thier money so we can send even more interns to e3 next year.
Pros: looks good on paper
Cons: doesnt actually work - paid to have the machien professionally assembed - they found the issue with the board and suggested i RMA with newegg because it showed up dead - complete refusal by newegg to help me - feels like i just got robbed on the street corner.
Pros: Any Pros were over shadowed by my rage . . . see Cons.
Cons: This mobo advertises that it is "22nm Ready". Sorry folks, its NOT. I purchased an i7 ivy bridge expecting that it would be compatible with this board straight out of the box. No dice. It went into a boot loop that others have identified in these Reviews. The system never even made POST, so no fl...
Summary: Here's hoping for just a dead board and not a repeat waiting to happen. I've built a few dozen builds with Gigabyte mobo's and this is the first time I've had any issues. Everyone screws up from time to time, it's why there's an RMA process.
Pros: Nice layout, looked good on paper.
Cons: Upon arrival, much to my dismay, the board had the beloved boot loop occuring but upon several tries to access the BIOS to flash it, nothing. I was unable to get into the BIOS to flash the board, therefore the RMA is already in place.