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Mike S.

Mike S.

Joined on 03/20/07

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Driver Issues and Bios Hold this back

GIGABYTE Z690 UD AX DDR4 LGA 1700 Intel Z690 ATX Motherboard with DDR4, Triple M.2, PCIe 5.0, USB 3.2 Gen2X2 Type-C, WiFi 6, 2.5GbE LAN
GIGABYTE Z690 UD AX DDR4 LGA 1700 Intel Z690 ATX Motherboard with DDR4, Triple M.2, PCIe 5.0, USB 3.2 Gen2X2 Type-C, WiFi 6, 2.5GbE LAN

Pros: I/O config and features offered are great

Cons: The driver issues with this board are super annoying. I've had weird visual glitches with the Integrated graphics, another issue with my wireless keyboard and trackpad that caused it to randomly free and make a very loud Windows System beep until I updated the video driver, the wifi doesnt work with default windows drivers.

Overall Review: Overall, the feature set of this board at its price point should make it an absolute slam dunk, but frustrating and seemingly easily corrected issues make it annoying to work with and really hold it back. The bios is also very messy and unintuitive, finding things within its UI is a massive chore, its poorly organized and seemingly random. Things that clearly matter with the recent launch of Windows 11, like secure boot, are hidden until other features with no clear connection to them are changed. This board is very capable, but it's loathsome to work with and I wish I'd had the spare to cash grab a board with more refinement instead.