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Gigabyte  GA-Z87-HD3
8.2 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3

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Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3

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Overall 2


David T., Newegg
4 June 2015
  • Summary: 8 months or so after using this mother board I had constant crashing(bluescreen). I assumed it was my RAM from reading the dump file. I ran a few memtest86 runs, my ram was fine. Just in case I switched my RAM for a new set, still same problem with crashing.
  • Pros: Cheap, good price for performance.
  • Cons: Has many bugs. (for my Motherboard at least)
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Overall 2

Garbage DOA

Amy M., Newegg
15 December 2014
  • Pros: Nice looking paper weight...
  • Cons: It never booted...had to pay for return shipping.
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Overall 6

just okay

Rosh, Amazon
12 July 2014
  • Summary: This motherboard works exceptionally well. Only two things I have issues with. (1) this isn't the fastest booting motherboard around. (2) this is supposed to have a pci-e express 3.0 but when I install my gtx 780 ti superclocked card it doesn't work; I have to enter the bios and change the setting...
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Overall 4

CPU graphics errors

Zakaria T., Newegg
27 June 2014
  • Summary: Google this board's model number and you'll find that it, along with many other Gigabyte boards, has the aforementioned audio error when toggling the monitor power. It's been about a decade since I last purchased a Gigabyte product and now I wish that I'd just gone through the extra hassle of...
  • Pros: Affordable z87, all around good specs, Hackintosh compatible and easy, and works well with Ubuntu with minimal fuss/configuration. UEFI is OK and gets the job done though I wish it was skinned with less bling and frills; call me old school but I preferred the no frills aesthetic simplicity of a p...
  • Cons: In my experience with Windows 8 & 8.1 using the integrated/CPU graphics: If A) the monitor isn't powered on before booting up or B) the monitor is turned off and back on again while the computer is running, all audio functions will break and can't be repaired without restart. REALLY ANNOYING! I d...
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Overall 10

User Review

Stephen P., Newegg
16 June 2014
  • Summary: Great MOB so far and big improvement of my old computer which is 7 years old. I would definitely buy another Gigabyte MOB.
  • Pros: -easy to install. -no problems installing CPU, memory, and GPU. -BIOS was easy to navigate and get computer set up. -no problems so far. -reasonable price (got it when Newegg had it on sale).
  • Cons: - the holes on the one side for mounting the board could be farther out, because the board flexes more when putting in the memory sticks.
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Overall 10

Not too shabby.

Josh S., Newegg
6 May 2014
  • Summary: The board was a bit larger than I expected and my case didn't have enough places to support the motherboard completely, but this didn't really present a problem.
  • Pros: - Very sturdy board that does not flex very easily. - Relatively future-proof. I shouldn't have to buy a new motherboard to upgrade my other components for a while to come. - Nifty-looking BIOS, with lots of options.
  • Cons: - None thus far.
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Overall 10

Easy to Understand Motherboard for my First Build

Angus V., Newegg
26 April 2014
  • Summary: For my first build the installation guide was very resourceful and helped me get things together. The BIOS is very clean aesthetically.
  • Pros: Dual UEFI BIOS Supports Haswell Processors 3 System Fan headers plenty of USB 2 and 3 SLI/Crossfire ready 32 GB of RAM supported easy overclock
  • Cons: Awkward layout of screw holes
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Overall 6

not a UEFI board

B. S., Newegg
22 April 2014
  • Summary: Running F7 the board came on. Sadly, nothing newer, and that's been out since January (it's the end of April 2014). Nothing newer even on TW site for Gigabyte. Hopefully I can get Windows to boot reliably, and without waiting for minutes, once I stick with BIOS config.
  • Pros: Nicely laid-out board. Looks good, SATA ports not on their side - come straight up from the board. Lots of USB3. Well-priced for the features.
  • Cons: Not UEFI ready. Read another review of higher-end board where boot process takes minutes - yes minutes - and this board does the same thing if you use UEFI settings. Definitely not ready for other than BIOS config.
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Overall 10

Very Good Board

Dale P., Newegg
22 March 2014
  • Pros: Easy to install and setup. Wide range of CPUs can be used, memory up to 32GB.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 10


David D., Newegg
5 March 2014
  • Summary: Straightforward bios setup. Very detailed and modern. However I would like to say that if you put in RAM that is clocked at 1600mhz you MUST go into the bios and enable XMP. Other wise the MB will downclock your RAM frequency to 1333.3 instead.
  • Pros: NIce motherboard. Good features. ALOT of usb ports and ALOT of fan headers for cases with built in fans.
  • Cons: None so far. Very durable...but not a con LOL
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