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



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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.



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.




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 :(



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

Number Six

This motherboard was used in my latest Core i5 build here:

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.


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