Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3 reviews

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+ This motherboard has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on compatibility.

£68 – £104 at 6 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

8.5 out of 10 based on 31 reviews.
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Bill, Dagenham, Essex

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
As far as motherboards go, this gets the job done. No it doesn't have many bells or whistles, it simply gets the job done.
Bad points:
Be aware. IF you have a longer graphics card (and most people do these days) you are likely to fall foul of the graphics card fouling access to the SATA ports. I would suggest right angles connectors for the motherboard to get around this problem.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Oct 2015

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great overclocker
fast sata ports
great io on the back
Bad points:
Not very nice io shield supplied
Overall rating 9.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Dec 2014

Edward, scientist

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
cheap board, seems to be good components
Bad points:
the pci express is very close to the 16x pci; so anything in there is going to block the fans of the graphics card...
Overall rating 7.0
Design 6.0
Compatibility 7.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Nov 2014

Elizabeth,

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Works with Haswell and Broadwell cpu, no problems installing, bios is well designed, automatically recognised 1867 mhz ram unlike most motherboards.
Bad points:
Won't be ready for fifth generation cpu, but you get what you're paying for with that .
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Jan 2015

Paul, Brighton Professional System Builder

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
It a good motherboard for the price. It has 6xSATA 6Gb/s connectors and support for RAID which coupled with the low price of SSD’s at the moment makes for some interesting possibilities. It has Support for 2-Way AMD CrossFire and up to 4xUSB 3.0.
Bad points:
Restricted to Support for DDR3 1600/1333 MHz memory modules only. It has HDMI on-board graphics only, no VGA or DVI out. No SLI Support only CrossFire.
Overall rating 6.0
Design 6.0
Compatibility 6.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Jul 2014

josh, Portsmouth

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Works fine for my budget gaming rig, combined with an Intel i5 4670k.
Bad points:
Product was faulty but replacement was issued and works perfectly
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Jan 2015

 

Manufacturer's Description

This motherboard supports Intel 4th and 5th Generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1150 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance.

The Intel Z97 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design that supports Intel LGA1150 4th and 5th Generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z97 provides a maximum 6 USB 3.0 ports, 6 SATA 6Gb/s ports and 1GB/s M.2 support for faster data retrieval. Moreover, the Intel Z97 Express Chipset also supports iGPU functions, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.

GIGABYTE uses All Solid Caps (Capacitors) and Low RDS MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures to provide a longer lifespan.

GIGABYTE 9 series Ultra Durable motherboards also feature special anti-surge ICs that protect your motherboard, and your PC from any surge in power delivery that may occur, helping to ensure that your PC is equipped to deal with any potentially irregular and inconsistent power delivery.

There is nothing more harmful to the longevity of your PC than moisture, and most parts of the world experience moisture in the air as humidity at some point during the year. GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards have been designed to make sure that humidity is never an issue, incorporating a new Glass Fabric PCB technology that repels moisture caused by humid and damp conditions. Glass Fabric PCB technology uses a new PCB material which reduces the amount of space between the fiber weave, making it much more difficult for moisture to penetrate compared to traditional motherboard PCBs. This offers much better protection from short circuit and system malfunction caused by humid and damp conditions.

GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards come equipped with a gold plated CPU socket, which means that enthusiasts can enjoy absolute reliability and longevity for the CPU socket overtime, without having any concerns about corroded pins and bad contacts.

Allows your computer to quickly resume from a low-power hibernate state in seconds. Saving your system memory to the designated SSD, it provides your computer a faster wake-up response time, while still keeping energy use low.

HDMI is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable. Able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. In addition, HDMI is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.

AMD CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.


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