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|Intel LGA1150 4th Generation Core CPU Support
This motherboard supports Intel 4th generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1150 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel 4th generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
|Intel H87 Express Chipset
The Intel H87 Express chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1150 4th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It natively supports up to six USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times faster transfer rates than USB 2.0. Moreover, the Intel H87 Express chipset also supports iGPU functionality, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
|GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Plus
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Plus debuts on GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards, with a range of features and component choices that provide record-breaking performance, cool and efficient operation and extended motherboard lifespan.
GIGABYTE uses All Solid Caps (Capacitors) and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures, providing up to 50,000 hour component lifespan.
|Gold Plated CPU Socket
GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards come equipped with a gold plated CPU socket, which means that enthusiasts can enjoy absolute reliability and longevity for the CPU socket overtime, without having any concerns about corroded pins and bad contacts.
HDMI is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable. Able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. In addition, HDMI is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a video interface standard designed for carrying uncompressed digital video data and to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices, such as LCD monitors, digital projectors, and so on. In addition, the DVI interface is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection).
|Dual-Channel DDR3 1600 MHz Support
The motherboard supports 16GB DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of up to 1600 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications.
SATA 6Gb/s provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3Gb/s, and increases the data transfer rate between your mainboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200RPM HDDs, 10000RPM HDDs and SSDs. It’s also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to to break the existing bottleneck of a PC’s performance.
Compared to the 480Mbps provided by traditional USB 2.0, the all-new USB 3.0's 5Gb/s offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than one minute. GIGABYTE also has implemented a front panel USB 3.0 port, making the use of an external USB 3.0 device even more convenient.
|High ESD Protection for USB and LAN
GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards raise the bar in terms of protecting your system, providing advanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for both your Ethernet LAN and USB ports, both common sources of ESD-related failures. Each LAN and USB port is paired with a dedicated protection filter that can withstand high electrostatic discharges, protecting your system from common electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes.
|On/Off Charge Technology
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger.
|GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS
GIGABYTE motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', making users protected from BIOS failure due to virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process. GIGABYTE's new Dashboard mode allows users to have complete access to all data related to your motherboards key components including CPU, graphics and memory clocks, temperatures and voltages. For the first time ever, overclockers can adjust CPU clock, frequency and voltage settings in real-time within BIOS. This massively saves time, allowing users to find optimal settings without having to reboot.
|GIGABYTE App Center
GIGABYTE App Center gives you easy access to wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE App Center allows you to launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system.
GIGABYTE EasyTune features a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings. Adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. System-related information display without the need to install additional software.
The new and updated GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system's BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface by automatically downloading the latest version from the GIGABYTE servers.
|GIGABYTE EZ Setup
GIGABYTE EZ Setup combines several key utilities designed to simplify install and configuration procedures for several exclusive GIGABYTE apps including Disk Mode Switch, Smart Connect, EZ Rapid Start and EZ Smart response.
|Windows 8 Ready
With hardware driver compatibility tested and assured, GIGABYTE provides a complete solution for Windows 8 support. Starting now, users can experience the next generation operating system on GIGABYTE hardware, and can rest assured that they can easily upgrade once the final driver versions are released without any compatibility issues!
|Form Factor||Micro ATX|
|Dimensions||24.4cm x 17.4cm|
|Compatible Processors||Intel 4th Generation Core i7/i5/i3|
|Socket Type||LGA 1150|
|Power Design||4 Phase|
|Chipset Type||H87 Express|
|RAM Installed / Max Capacity||0 MB / 16 GB Max|
|RAM Slots||2 x DDR3 DIMM|
|Supported RAM Technology||Dual Channel DDR3|
|Supported RAM Speeds||Up to DDR3 1600 MHz|
|Expansion Slots Total (Free)||1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (Single at x16)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI
|Video Controller||Supports Intel HD Graphics|
|Multi-GPU Support||Not Supported|
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x PS/2 Keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI-D
1 x DSub
4 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
3 x Audio Jacks
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
1 x system fan header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x serial port header
1 x parallel port header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
|Intel H87 Express||6 x SATA 6Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)|
|Ports||1 x LAN(RJ45) port|
|Features||8-Channel HD Audio
|Feature List||Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install
Support for APP Center*
Support for @BIOS
Support for EasyTune
Support for EZ Setup
Support for USB Blocker
Support for ON/OFF Charge
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