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GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-USB3 AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 880G
  • Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 1866(O.C.)/1333/1066
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GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards once again lead the motherboard industry for the highest quality and most innovative motherboard design. Featuring the industry's first consumer desktop motherboard design to introduce 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers, delivering a dramatically lower system temperature, improved energy efficiency and enhanced stability for overclocking. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards are equipped with the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable signature features including Japanese Solid Capacitors boasting an operational life time of more than 50,000 hours, and GIGABYTE patented DualBIOS technology (providing dual hardware BIOS protection). GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards promise to provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today's most demanding applications and games.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Cassandra R.
  • 5/20/2014 8:31:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsDecent board and hardy.

Pros: - Has a very high HTT stability. Been able to push it over 300 HTT during overclocks without any issues but VRM heatsinks are a necessity when overclocking.
- Native SATA 3 support
- Robust VRM layout compared to other offerings on the market for an AM3+ mATX board.
- Best set of options and chipset for the form factor with an AM3+ platform.
- Using a fan control manager such as speedfan, the CPU fan port can actually be run in dual fan control mode. It can control both voltage and PWM on the CPU port, allowing a 3pin fan to be controlled by voltage, and the 4th pin for PWM connected to a PWM fan or controller independently.

Cons: - No IDE support, had to resort to using an IDE-to-SATA adaptor for my CD drive but this was expected during purchase.
- The BIOS is a bit buggy, causing poor stability after a recovery during overclocks regardless of settings unless defaults are saved and the last settings to what you had before recalled from 'last working settings'.
- The F3 and F4e BIOS are very unstable at stock!!! Using the same settings used in the F2 bios, an F3/4e bios would cause issues booting and issues maintaining stability such as trying to save a copy of the bios settings to hard drive when it isn't selected and thus hang. Further, a couple settings were 'stuck' and unchangeable such as 'ProcOdt(ohms)' would always be set at 240ohm REGARDLESS of what it is set to which is likely why the board is unstable starting with the F3 revision bios. In the F2 revision this is usually at auto whereas setting to 240 manually would result in the same instability experienced in the F3/4e version and thus the likely culprit. Cannot update bios versions as a result of this.
- The SATA port placement is a bit jerky with duel-slot GFX cards but can be worked around using a pair of left and right flat-angle cables to run them under the card. Don't expect to be able to manage using all 6 in this regard but instead only 4.
- The mouse/keyboard port is wired only for only one of them not both with a splitter as the colour coding would have you believe. The second half is not wired for use of a splitter (the data pins are connected to +5vole instead it seems when split on the other port). As a result a user is forced to run either the keyboard or mouse over USB. Other manufacturers wire both halves to be used with a splitter unlike gigabyte in this regard.

Other Thoughts: Lacks a heatsink on the mosfets but can easily accomodate Enzotech's BMR-C10 over each cluster if overclocking it.

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  • Jasen D.
  • 7/17/2013 1:15:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: Everything about this Board is Great except for one thing. Everything is color coded. I was able to overclock my Phenom II 975 BE to 4.0Ghz with stock heat sink easily. it has just enough room. Best setup i could ask for when going to LAN parties I had the APEVIA case so it was perfect.

Cons: It is a Micor ATX so you know you will have limited Space. the only real issue was the placement of the SATA ports on the MOBO. When i first got the board i had just a PNY GTX 550TI and i was able to connect all my drive into all the SATA ports no issues. When i upgraded to the Zotac GTX 580 i had to buy angled Sata cable to barely fit under the card had maybe 1/8 inch clearance. i had to reroute cables and such.

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  • Ed E.
  • 10/22/2012 1:23:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally nice, stable board

Pros: * Rock-solid stability after years of use
* SATA 6Gb/s
* USB 3.0
* Good audio for an on-board solution
* Gigabit NIC
* Inexpensive
* Gigabyte brand, known for quality
* Runs Windows Server 2008 including RAID with no problems.

Cons: * Product discontinued.
* Limited RAM slots.
* RAM slots too close to CPU socket, causing taller RAM to interfere with aftermarket heatsinks.

Other Thoughts: After testing a couple of these boards, I ended up building a dozen systems using this. Most were business workstations, but 1 was for a Windows Server 2008 file server (they're on a very tight budget.) Using mostly Corsair 430W power supplies and Corsair DDR2-1600 RAM, every one of these systems has been running for one or more years without any issues at all.

I also have some set up with SSD drives and they hit 550MB/s read & write times, so the on-board SATA controller works quite well.

If you're looking for a well-rounded, rock-solid, inexpensive board, this is it.

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  • Ray W.
  • 6/6/2012 11:09:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid. Why Leave Out Key Sockets?

Pros: Solid, stable.

Cons: Only one PS/2 socket. No Firewire socket. These cheapskate shortcomings cost me money and headaches. Could also have used a few more USB ports, but that's different; the number is adequate for most purposes.

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  • TimeIPS I.
  • 2/28/2012 10:11:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSerious problems with Linux

Pros: Good only by the specifications. Might be OK with non-Linux operating systems.

Cons: There's something very wrong with these boards and Linux. I bought two of them, along with FX-6100 processors. For some reason, the board will lock hard after bootup unless ACPI is disabled (removing all power saving functions) and the APIC controller is disabled (limiting the CPU to a single core). In this state, the boards will run, but this is a serious problem and the boards are very crippled. I spent the last month trying to get them to work correctly. I tried different everything (CPU, Memory, PSU), numerous distros (Fedora, SuSE, etc. old and new versions), latest BIOS update, even emailed Gigabyte tech support (they have nothing to suggest). Finally bought a different brand board "M5A88-M" (same chipset, almost identical features) and it works perfectly.

Other Thoughts: Very disappointed. I've had good luck with Gigabyte boards in the past, but there's something seriously amiss with these. Searching the 'net finds other people reporting the same problem. If you're stuck with one of these, you can get it to run in cripple-mode if you boot with "acpi=off nolapic" added to kernel parameters.

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  • michael m.
  • 2/15/2012 9:50:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSome issues but worth it

Pros: Great customer prompt customer service

Cons: It has been one thing after another.

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  • michael m.
  • 2/14/2012 8:20:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNothing but problems

Pros: The company responded quickly.

Cons: Nothing but one problem after another, even though the company replaced the product, still one problem after another.

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  • Jason M.
  • 1/26/2012 6:04:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo stable with multi core CPUs

Pros: Has all the options that you would want on a high end board

Cons: I bought the board for a home dvr build. After reading of other saying they had problem running a FX cpu out of the box I also ordered a cheap sempron cpu to do the install and update the bios to F3. After the update I switched cpu's to the FX-4100. When using this processor with my Ceton 4 tuner I was getting a very pixeled picture. after ruling out a lot of stuff and wasted time I put the sempron processor back in and the problem was gone. At this time I figured I had a junk FX cpu so I but a 960T on sale. After the 960T was installed i got the same pixeled output which lead to more trouble shooting. After going into the BIOS I disabled all the cores except the default one and the problem was fixed. Once again I installed the FX-4100 cpu and disabled all the cores and the problem was solved. I am came to the conclusion that this board for whatever reason isnt handling multi-core cpu's properly. Looks like it may be time to try Intel for a change.

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  • Bryan B.
  • 1/8/2012 7:16:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Motherboard

Pros: Very fast. I used memory #N82E16820231427 GSkill 4GB kit. Processor used was a AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W. I used a SSD Hard drive and a WD harddrive with this MOBO. This thing is fast. Everything works as it is supposed to. USB connections are nice and I do like the ability to charge things without the computer haveing to be on. HDMI, DVI, and VGA outs are very nice to have and the onboard graphics card works very well. Mine came with the F3 BIOS installed so no update needed there. Even the USB 2.0 is faster than other new computers at transfering data. I don't know how but the speeds I get with my external drive are much faster on these USB 2.0 connections than with my other computers. I do not have any USB 3.0 devices yet. I would build this computer again. Love the SATA 3.0 with a SSD Boot drive! Full boot up of Windows 7 in 13 seconds after post!

Cons: If I bring up anything it would be the heat sink for the mobo chip set. It is not anchored very well. Do not try to move the MOBO with it. If you do not have good air flow over it, it will get very hot quick. I wish they would have just put a fan or somthing on it. As long as I keep my case closed the heat sink stays cool.
Just something to be aware of not worth knocking off an egg.

Other Thoughts: Very good performance. Problem free build. Easy to setup and use.

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  • John D.
  • 1/6/2012 4:43:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice MOBO

Pros: sata 6/g
HD 4250
USB 3.0
easy bios
can use FX CPU

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: remember to get an 8 pin EPS PSU

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