www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3
6.6 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3

Onboard mSATA connector and Smart Response Technology - Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3

Showing 1-10 of 29
Overall 2
2.0

Terrible board

Daniel B., Newegg
17 April 2013
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

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 ...
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Dead in 9 months

Alex T., Newegg
24 August 2012
  • 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...
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

gigabyte lies about 3rd gen support out of the box

Anonymous, Newegg
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
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: The mother is said to support new ivy bridge processors out of the box and it doesn't
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

dead on arrival

Anthony F., Newegg
13 June 2012
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

NOT 22nm Ready!!!

Brandon B., Newegg
13 June 2012
  • 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...
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Infinite boot loop

Piotr P., Newegg
8 June 2012
  • Summary: Looks like bios problem but I can't check it. Gigabyte website shows processor on compatibility list.
  • Pros: none yet.
  • Cons: This motherboard is in infinite boot loop out of box. My CPU is i5-3450s.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Here's hoping...

Brad S., Newegg
5 June 2012
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Sean M., Newegg
2 June 2012
Overall 2
2.0

DOA X2

Matthew L., Newegg
17 May 2012
  • Pros: DOA
  • Cons: Already did a RMA once and had to pay for shipping on the RMA and the board still does not work. Will not post to bios.
  • Read full review
Next page >>