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Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3 Motherboard Review

3DMark

3DMark is a multi-platform hardware benchmark designed to test varying resolutions and detail levels of 3D gaming performance. We run the Time Spy benchmark, which is indicative of high-end 1440p PC Gaming with the DX12 API.


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metro-settings

You should not notice any gaming performance drops using Gigabyte’s AB350-Gaming 3.

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  • Rocky40

    Thank You for the review very well done and lots of useful information here. I have to build systems for my customer a lot and reviews like this are really helpful for me. If I was to choose between these three boards I would not have a problem using any of them in a build I put my store name on. But if it came right down to it I probably would choose the Gigabyte board just because with those extra features it puts more boxes to check off on the spec sheet.

  • Luke, I love that your reviews go into details on fabrication. It’s info I’ve not found anywhere else. The AB350-Gaming 3 features everything I’m after. I don’t need multiple graphics cards or support for more storage, but I’d be willing to pay a little more for a slight step up which doesn’t compromise on power and thermal considerations. Without Kitguru reviews of all the boards, I’m not sure where to look. Does the AX370-Gaming K3 fit the bill? What about the MSI B350 Gaming Pro Carbon? Any guidance would be much appreciated.

  • PETER

    How is the on board DVI and HDMI Display enabled on the AB350 MoBo? I’ve installed a older ASUS GTX 650 Graphics card and I can only pull up displays that are connected to it.. I tried removing the GTX… and used the onboard DVI and HDMI… nothing!!

  • Mon Berg

    these don’t have onboard graphics so those port on the mboard are useless you need a separate graphics card.

    I have heard they was put their because these boards will be supported upto 2020 so newer cpu could offer that function not sure if this is true we will see

  • PETER

    Yea! Thanks Mon Berg!! After a lot of wasted time I realize that! Deceptive advertising.. You have to look at the fine print (*) I now need to buy another graphics card to run 3 displays… 3 contiguous displays.. Does this sound like a proposition?
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MG0733A/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_5?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&th=1