reliable product and not 50+% of their MBs and components my computer mnaufacturing company purchases do no pass our initial tes
14 October 2014
Summary: Gigabyte is going straight down hill with their product quality. They used to make a solid, reliable product and not 50+% of their MBs and components my computer mnaufacturing company purchases do no pass our initial testing with a good handful dieing months out. Stay away and go with MSI, Asus, and ASRock. Much more reliable for current times. We have dropped GB as a product supplier from our entire business.
and this thing is EASILY the worst mobo I have ever used
wallace furr, Amazon
2 September 2014
Summary: Have had this for bit now, and this thing is EASILY the worst mobo I have ever used. Impossible to download and work-around drivers on a pos website using a worthless "download center", constantly crashing USB support to my front nodes, killing two hard drives due to randomly not shutting down or starting up properly - the list goes on and on.
They shipped a different motherboard in a GA-Z68XP-UD3 box
13 January 2014
Summary: This review is more about the seller than the product. I have two other GA-Z68XP-UD3's that work perfectly. I don't know what shape this one was in as they shipped me a Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 in the GA-Z68XP-UD3 box with all of the accessories for a GA-Z68XP-UD3. Since the GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 is a lower end motherboard with fewer features I wasn't going to keep that.
Summary: This was my second time around with gigabyte. the first one didn't work and this one I could not even get the monitor to respond. Junked it, purchased an MSI product which worked right out of the box. Never again for Gigabyte.
Summary: Got it cuz it looked okay and about 105 after rebate last week. Won't post. Lights come on and go back off, it's not a boot loop issue, it just won't post at all, lights go out and all the fans and power stays on. Tried different ram, different graphics, two different processors, same thing. Funny thing is, it was getting a single beep on the little speaker I plugged in, indicating it should be all good..but it sure wasn't.
Summary: Built a new gaming rig off of this motherboard. Was working great, not a problem in sight. Turned off the computer for a long weekend away three months into its life, came home and the computer refused to turn on. Figured the PSU might have been the problem, so I replaced that first. With a brand new PSU, it was still not receiving any power. This motherboard just stopped working with no warning after three months. Awful.
Summary: I finally decided I hate it enough to post feedback. The blue screen of death has occurred for probably over 50 times. After the first 2, I decided to make sure to save everything (opened docs, etc) immediately after making changes, so I've been able to tolerate the blue screen. I now call this board the Gigabyte Blue Death. I overclock using the included software Easy Tune6, but if I would have known that overclocking would be an issue, I would not have purchased it.
Summary: Cheapest junk you"ll find. Worked for a month then just died. No power or anything. This particular motherboard is so backwards and very difficult to install in the case. Trying to manuever the sata cables are almost imposible because of location and the way they are mounted on the board. Do yourself a Favor seek another motherboard for your build.
Summary: After fighting with Gigabyte about a missing pin in the cpu socket for two months, Amazon stepped forward and made it right, even though Gigabyte said it was Cosair's problem. (Blamed both the PSU and Memory.) Never will I purchase another Gigabyte product.