Gigabyte AMD FM2+ A68H SATA Motherboard Review

By | September 4, 2017

Motherboard

Gigabyte AMD FM2+ A68H SATA Motherboard

The Gigabyte AMD motherboard is one of those offered by its manufacturer that is sought after by many gamers. Gigabyte products are designed to be pushed to limits, are robust and reliable for their users to achieve glory in the digital space. The Gigabyte AMD FM2+ gaming motherboard is a popular option for gamers who are on a budget. It has a friendly price and offers premium features seen in most expensive models.

Specifications and features

 

The board has a lot of parts and slots that a gamer need for high performance. Here are some of the details for the Gigabyte AMD motherboard:

 

  • 1920×1200 maximum resolution
  • D-sub port that supports a 1920×1200 maximum resolution
  • HDMI port that supports 4096×2160 max resolution
  • 4 SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 2 USB 3.0/2.0 on the panel’s back
  • 2 DDR 3 sockets for the RAM
  • PCIe x16 slot
  • 8 channel high definition audio UEFI BIOS
  • Audio noise guard
  • This motherboard for gaming supports AMD A series and AMD Athlon series chips as well as 64GB system memory

 

Easy to setup

 

The Gigabyte motherboard is straightforward and easy to setup, such as with Windows 10 64-bit and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit builds. All the needed drivers are present and the color-coded plugs of the motherboard for gaming make it easier to figure out things during setup.

 

Price

 

Amazingly, the Gigabyte AMD gaming motherboard is not expensive, but does not sacrifice reliability and high performance at $100. Anyone can use their favorite solid hard drives, fast video card and DDR32400. It is very unlikely that one can get a motherboard for gaming that conveniently packs everything. It has gained good reputation among gamers as easy to use, even for beginners. Overclocking is made with the A68 which is just a breeze, courtesy of the gaming motherboard’s intuitive user interface and on-board controls.

 

Cons

 

Those who own the Gigabyte AMD motherboard wished more fan connectors. The FM2 socket is likewise placed too adjacent to the PCI-E slot and it limits cooler choice. Other downsides include poor interface of the EasyTune Software, the need to update the BIOS if Kaveri APUs is used and the absence of eSATA ports. However, those who own this motherboard for gaming still highly recommend it.

 

Pros

 

The gaming motherboard from Gigabyte is not only easy to setup for beginners but it also provides advanced users with thorough BIOS options. Users have experienced zero problems following IntelBurn test runs with its heatsinked VRM 4+2 Phase, which handled well an A10-6800k PC at 4.7GHz. Its options for Loadline Calibration can hold the Vcore well, whether it is extreme, normal, medium or low condition. The WiFi onboard the motherboard for gaming and the Intel dual band AC 7260 are perfect for HTPCs. It also has a magnetic base antenna.

 

Conclusion

 

The Gigabyte gaming motherboard is best for those who want to have the best gaming experience without breaking the bank, unlike other expensive models. Saving some cash with the A68H will likewise enable the gamer to invest in other parts that can boost more performance, such as the video card, processor and RAM.