Gigabyte GA-73PVM-SH2 mATX Motherboard - Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Article Index
Gigabyte GA-73PVM-SH2 mATX Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-73PVM-SH2 Motherboard Specifications
Gigabyte GA-73PVM-SH2 Motherboard Testing
Gigabyte GA-73PVM-SH2 Gaming Testing
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Gigabyte GA-73PVM-SH2 Motherboard Final Conclusion:

There are lots of options if you're looking for a HTPC or basic motherboard, and the Gigabyte GA-73PVM-SH2 is yet another. If you start to compare feature-for-feature, you're going to have a tough time finding a board with more features than the GA-73PVM-SH2, and that's what makes this board a great choice.

The biggest reason people are going to buy this board is because of its value, not many boards on the market have features like HDMI-out on a ~$90.00 dollar motherboard. With all these features this is going to be a very popular choice for someone looking for an economical upgrade.

If your hoping to play any games on the onboard Geforce 7100, you're not going to be very impressed though, as the performance with any newer game isn't great at all, but in a sub-$100 dollar motherboard you can't be expecting to run much games-wise. As I showed in the testing it was pretty easy to drop in another video card, like the 8800GT, and increase your gaming performance by a huge amount. The onboard video runs all your HTPC-related tasks with no problem, and for the person who isn't going to be playing new 3D games, it's a great choice.

I really didn't have any issues with this board, it doesn't have any crazy overclocking features, or anything like that, but really for the price range this board is in, you can't expect that at all. For a sub $100 dollar board I really have no complaints.

At the end of the day I can quite easily recommend this motherboard if you're looking for a cheap upgrade, or want a board for your new HTPC. This board has a ton of options for a very reasonable price, and because of those reasons this board is a great buy. It's stable, very reasonably priced, and has tons of features, and that has earned the Gigabyte GA-73PVM-SH2 Motherboard out "Top Pick" award.

 

Pros:

  • Affordable Price
  • Very Stable
  • Lots of Features
  • Fantastic HTPC Motherboard

 

Cons:

  • Nothing Major

 

BCCRating

 

TopPick

I'd like to thank Memory Express for letting us review the Gigabyte GA-73PVM-SH2. If you have any questions, comments, or general feedback, please leave it at the "Comments" link below.