Top positive review
Beautiful, future proof tiny powerful motherboard!!
Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2021
Awesome little board, very fast and powerful. Requieres several drivers to be installed, the front facing M.2 ssd socket only works if you have an 11th gen processor installed (they haven't been released yet). So in order to save time and headaches, install your NVMe ssd on the back socket, and it will be recognized and work instantly. The memory is recognized and works without any problems whatsoever. Just enable XMP profile on the Bios and that's all. The HDMI 2.0 port is advertised as 4k@60Hz capable, but this is only if you have a 11th gen CPU installed on the socket. I discovered that my i9 10900k does not support 4k@60Hz over HDMI connection, that's unacceptable, but it is Intel's fault, not Gigabyte. The LEDs on the back of the board are configurable, but with some minor software bugs, for ex. The wave lighting effect setting does not work at all, so you can put configure those LEDs to pulsate, circle through colors and some music lighting effects, but the nice rainbow effect (the wave) does not work when selected. Hopefully this will be addressed by Gigabyte on future software updates. The BIOS are current, there's a single initial version that hasn't been updated as to the writing of this review. There are plenty of propietary fan connectors that come with their adapters included. To reset the Bios, you need to short two jumpers on the motherboard, I still don't get why is it such a difficult or expensive solution to simply add a push button to do this function, instead of having people looking for a small screwdriver or something small metallic to short two jumpers in order to reset the Bios. But that's not something that would take a star aways from this review, after all, almost every MB manufacturer does the same. I do recommend this tiny but fast and powerful Mboard to future proof yourself, at a reasonable price and with very nice features and specs, there's simply nothing better right now, and in the future, this will still be a good option that will provide everything the more expensive brands do.