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Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3
6.3 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3

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Overall 8
8.0

Not to shabby

Duane T., Newegg
15 June 2014
  • Summary: I have owned this board for over a year and I can count on one hand the amount of times it has crashed. When I built the PC using thie board the total project only cost me around $1300 and has been great!
  • Pros: At the time, cost!
  • Cons: Since I have to write something, crashes sometimes.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good after BIOS update

John c., Newegg
9 October 2013
  • Summary: 4/5 due to the need to update the BIOS before I could use it with an updated processor.
  • Pros: It does the job
  • Cons: POST is slow. Needed a BIOS update before I could use the CPU I wanted.
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Overall 8
8.0

Bought it for SLI, Intel Smart Response tech. BIOS and "feature" software aren't very good.

April Boyer, Amazon
4 September 2013
  • Summary: I've been using this motherboard for over a year now. I have a i5 2500k, 2 GTX 550Ti video cards, a small SSD, and several hard drives attached to it, as well as 2 4GB RAM modules.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great motherboard, terrible documentation

Matthew P., Newegg
17 April 2013
  • Summary: If you're looking to build a hackintosh, this board works great with ML
  • Pros: This motherboard, when upgraded to BIOS to UEFI makes a great basis for a hackintosh. Combined with an IvyBridge i3 and a GeForce GT 610, awesome. :)
  • Cons: However, there is very little/no documentation on how to perform the BIOS upgrade (requires creating a Windows 98 boot disk using an HP utility and a small flash drive, dropping a batch file, the UEFI file and an executeable in that disk and booting to it... Would have been nice if that info was ...
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Overall 8
8.0

best SLI board in price range

stephen h., Newegg
10 April 2013
  • Summary: have not had any issues with overclocking with an i5 3750k to 4.5ghz or general use of the board. would recommend it to anyone
  • Pros: one of the best boards for SLI (in the price range)
  • Cons: the LAN gave out on arrival, using one of the slots for a lan card (so no SLI)
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Overall 8
8.0

Works fine, had to do one minor fix

Bryan Davis, Amazon
25 March 2013
  • Summary: This has proven to be a quality product, but I had two issues when installing. 1) There were 5 bent pins. I had to go in and unbend them before doing anything. 2) The board didn't accept my memory in most configurations, but I eventually got it working with a different config.
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Overall 8
8.0

Needs improvement

Jose S., Newegg
1 January 2013
  • Summary: Tested the same hardware on ASUS P8Z68-M Pro and it POST in 4 seconds. System Specs: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout Corsair 620HX 620W GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 Intel Core i5 2500K CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz Gigabyte HD5850 OC Corsair P256 SSD Seagate 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
  • Pros: High quality Worked out the box. Overclock-able Supports XPM mode RAM, two BIOS chips. It supports many interfaces eSATA, mSATA (Intel Smart Response), USB 3.0, SATA 6 Gbps and IEEE1394....Just missing a kitchen sink :)
  • Cons: 11 Seconds to POST. It negates the whole purpose of having a fast boot SSD.
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Overall 8
8.0

Back up to a 4.5ghz with UEFI

Michael W., Newegg
3 December 2012
  • Summary: Never done a UEFI update I apologize for my ignorance, but I do know I didn't damage the cpu when I watercool it with a black ice 480 radiator with an apogee water block alone in it's own loop (overkill I know but it never goes over 60c).
  • Pros: -UEFI Works it was my mistake and found out to properly install it you need to create and dos bootup memory stick was very simple for even an average joe -Overclocked back up to 4.5ghz with new UEFI bios -Board wasn't dieing like I had originally thought.
  • Cons: -Forgot to mention the random boot looping when going into the bios and not changing anything. Just boot looping for no reason all because I accessed the bios. (still does this with UEFI but not as often) -Seems as if LLC is gone on this model with UEFI, I'm not a fan of LLC use anyhow so this do...
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Overall 8
8.0

Works well

Jeffrey S., Newegg
29 November 2012
  • Summary: When updating to the UEFI BIOS you need to use the Windows utility included. I also tried installing via BIOS flash utility without success. But when I used the Windows utility no issues.
  • Pros: UEFI Bios, SATAIII, easy install, works with linux. Basically everything I needed for my current setup.
  • Cons: Random BIOS resets. Doesn't happen often, but on occasion the BIOS will reset itself. Only happened while using Windows. Been running Ubuntu for 4 months, no issues.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great mobo for the price.

Derek L., Newegg
30 October 2012
  • Summary: Installed the motherboard and got everything situated, turned on, would post behind the boot screen, but no response. Tried everything with no effect. RMA'd to Gigabyte (which took too long) and they found that it had a corrupt BIOS out of the box (meh, it happens).
  • Pros: Price, build quality, features expandability
  • Cons: Not true UEFI, might have some boot issues
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