Joined on 10/20/10
Overall a great motherboard
Pros: Great for skylake. Booted right up and has more than enough options to tune your machine precisely how you want it. I can game at max settings and compile software with ease. Don't be a fool and get this board with a skylake only to get cheap unmatched ram. ram is important! make sure what you are buying is going to work. I suggest getting extreme performance modules that are made for the Z170 chipset.
Cons: The Software for the soundcard is garbage. leave the creative software off and only use the drivers. I was able to eliminate the pops and clicks this way. If you are an audiophile then you will need to keep your old soundcard for this one. Or purchase a better card. Most the software gigabyte supplies is garbage software so just stay away from their stuff and you will be fine. Just stick to the drivers as usual.
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this board to anyone using a Skylake.
Works exactly as intended
Pros: 6e is blazing fast. I get my full 1.2 gbs wirelessly.
Cons: Drivers arent built into windows 10/11 yet. But they are easy to find and install. With windows 11 it does install a driver to use 2 and 5GHz bands so you can at least get online without first having to install drivers.
Overall Review: With windows 11 and the most recent intel drivers this card works flawlessly. To those who dont know, this card will not recognize Wi-Fi 6GHz networks in windows 10. If any of the functions of this card dont work then you installed it wrong. You have to plug in the usb header when installing it on the board. Download and install the Wi-Fi and BT driver from Intel.( 2 separate files). And for 6GHz upgrade to or install windows 11.
Best CPU for gaming
Pros: Solid performance. Best processor upgrade I have ever invested in. came from fx-8350 and wow what a difference.
Cons: none. works exactly as advertised
Overall Review: got this in g1 gaming 7 with ripjaw 4 ddr4 3000 and 2 gtx 970 sli. score in top %3 in future mark on stock settings.