Gigabyte Trumpets World's First Mobo to Pass USB 3.0 Certification

4

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

ddavid

I just returned one to Fry's - inoperable.

The 2nd one won't format a Floppy drive - and gives I/O errors on known excellent UDMA133 Hard drives drives. Sata 3_6 (2 ea,) may be fine but there aren't any drives yet to run that speed. And 2 ports won't be enough when that Hardware hits the market. [ So your buying technology that's not even here yet.] As far as the other 6 Sata connectors you'll be lucky if you get more than UDMA/100 from them. Also for gamers or or for those with little knowledge how to repair a PC this may be all they need. But anyone into technical programs, many of which have to run from a DOS mode, this board sucks. 

Having no mouse support is a real trip. And the Com-port is utter waste. No program on earth can find it, cause it only has 2 choices. So anyone with an older Com-port Camera is dead. So are people who need to run Emulations from a com-port. Also not even an old Com-mouse can find it. It's got way to many USB ports. 14 External USB ports is overkill.  They could have left 2 off to make room for other devices and added one internally.

 I've been a old Gigabyte fan for 15 years. Sold & build a hundred of them. This board I bought site unseen that's how much I trusted Gigabyte. Wow, was I in for a schock. Utterly disasterous.Talking about tweaking ? It runs a Corsair 4 GB at a speed lower than Corsair specs. I could go on and on. As said: Fine board for those that don't use a computer for more than spreadsheets, games, and check your email.

avatar

rich5665

Wouldn't these features be a little long in the tooth by now?

  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse port 
  2. 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
  3. 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive

An IDE Connector maybe; But Floppy drives and PS/2 devices should have been buried by now.

avatar

keithfreitag

 

How strange, I just ended up returning this board today to NewEgg, damaged CPU pins.  Weird, once I get my refund processed, I was likely gonna stick with an Asus board.

Steve Jobs is the Devil and wishes he could have USB3 and SATA3 on the macs :(

Keith

 MY RIG

  • Asus P5Q
  • Intel Quad Core Extreme Q6850
  • 4GB Mushkin DDR2 800
  • BFG 880GTS 640MB PCIe
  • Creative X-Fi Elite Pro
avatar

Number Six

This motherboard was used in my latest Core i5 build here:
http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=101237

It's nice, but read the fine print: You can't get USB 3.0 speeds if you fill  up both PCI-e x16 slots.

-Six

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.