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CPU, Chipset and Graphics Features
|LGA1155 Intel Second Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3 Processors Ready
The GIGABYTE H61M-D2-B3 motherboard is designed and engineered to deliver exceptional performance and clarity for your computing needs. Powered by the Intel H61 chipset with support for 2nd Generation Intel Core processors
|Intel H61 Express Chipset
The Intel H61(B3) Express Chipset is the latest single-chipset design to support the new 1155 socket Intel Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i3 2nd generation processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability.
|B3 Stepping Ready
To fix Intel's 6 Series chipset design error, the SATA problems in its 6 Series chipset, Gigabyte implements the latest Intel B3 Stepping 6 Series chipset on its P67/H67/H61 mainboards for fixing SATA problems in the Intel Series 6 chipsets. Consumers can now identify the latest Gigabyte P67/H67/H61 mainboards equipped with the Intel B3 Stepping chipset with the Gigabyte B3 Stepping Ready logo. This provides a more confident way to identify your next-generation P67/H67/H61 mainboard.
|New 100% Hardware VRD 12 Compliant CPU Power Design
GIGABYTE 6 series motherboards incorporate an Intel approved Intersil PWM controller that is VRD 12 (Voltage Regulator Down) compliant. This means that it offers new features that include SerialVID (SVID) which transfers power management information between the processor and voltage regulator controller, allowing more robust and efficient signaling control between the CPU and PWM controller – hence, delivering a more energy efficient platform.
|4 Phase Design Power Design
GIGABYTE has further improved on the CPU VRM area by increasing the power phases from 3 to a 4 phase design. This allows for more stable power delivery to the CPU, as well as help smooth out power ripple and noise which is important for clean CPU power delivery.
|Intel HD Graphics Core 2000/3000 Enhanced Visual Features
Intel Quick Sync Video provides breakthrough media processing for incredibly fast editing and sharing. Intel InTru 3D - 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors offer an outstanding Blu-Ray Stereo 3D experience in full high definition resolution (1080p) with HDMI 1.4. Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) Increases the performance of Accelerated Floating Point and Vector Computing Intensive Applications with minimal power gains.
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 1333/1066/800 MHz support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of DDR3 1333/1066/800 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications.
|3x USB Power Boost
GIGABYTE motherboards feature a 3x USB power boost, delivering greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices. GIGABYTE’s unique USB power design is also able to efficiently regulate output over the full voltage range, which greatly enhances USB device compatibility. In addition, dedicated lower resistance fuses ensure lower voltage drops, and provide more stable and plentiful power delivery.
|108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback
GIGABYTE strongly believes that in 2011, HD audio playback is a standard specification, and as such, we have made Blu-ray audio playback a standard for all of our motherboards. All of GIGABYTE's 2011 motherboards feature higher capability audio solution with 108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback quality to deliver high-performance, multi-channel HD audio. SNR is a comparison of the amount of signal to the amount of noise such as hiss present in the signal (expressed in Decibels). A higher SNR equals a better audio experience. For example, 108dB, is a high audio specification, as this means the audio signal is 108dB higher than the level of the noise.
|DualBIOS 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology)
Hybrid EFI Technology combines the benefits of GIGABYTE's mature BIOS platform including stability and compatibility with 3rd party products with 3TB+ HDD support from EFI technology, allowing GIGABYTE to offer the best of both worlds through a quick and easy BIOS update using GIGABYTE's @BIOS utility that is freely available from the GIGABYTE website. GIGABYTE DualBIOS is a patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when the main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating. In addition, GIGABYTE DualBIOS now supports 3TB+ (terabyte) hard drive booting without the need for partitioning, and enables more data storage on a single hard drive.
|Ultra Durable 2 Classic
The GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 design utilizes All Solid Capacitors manufactured in Japan which are rated to last for at least 50,000 hours in operational use. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 motherboards also feature Ferrite Core Chokes with higher energy efficiency compared to more common iron core chokes and Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs which feature lower resistance, i.e. reduced power consumption and heat. Some motherboards in this segment feature the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 Classic design, which features All Solid Japanese manufactured Capacitors and Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs.
|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.
|Smart 6 - PC Management System
Smart QuickBoot - Speeds up booting times. Smart QuickBoost - One-click Overclocking. Smart Recovery 2 - Allows you to go back in time on your PC and retrieve lost files. Smart DualBIOS - Smart personal reminder of PC passwords. Smart Recorder - Your PC's Watch Dog. Smart TimeLock - Time Controller for your PC.
|AutoGreen- Greening your PC via Bluetooth cellphone
AutoGreen technology can automatically save power by simply putting your PC in a state of sleep when your Bluetooth cell phone is out of range of your computer. Note: GIGABYTE motherboards do not include a Bluetooth receiver; the addition of a 3rd party Bluetooth receiver is required.
|ErP Lot 6 support
The ErP (also known as Energy-Related Products Directive) is part of the European Union's environmental regulations policy. It is based on concern for the environmental as the proliferation of electronic devices continues, and how to improve energy efficiency for a better and greener life. GIGABYTE supports ErP and produces motherboards that help you effectively improve system efficiency.
|Form Factor||Micro ATX|
|Compatible Processors||Intel Core i7
Intel Core i5
Intel Core i3
|Socket Type||LGA 1155|
|Chipset Type||H61 Express|
|RAM Installed / Max Capacity||0 MB / 16 GB Max|
|RAM Slots||2 x DDR3 DIMM|
|Supported RAM Technology||Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM|
|Supported RAM Speeds||DDR3 1333/1066/800 MHz|
|Expansion Slots Total (Free)||1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (running at x16)
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
|Video Controller||Intel HD Graphics Support|
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
|Ports Present & Quantity||1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
1 x system fan header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x parallel port header
1 x serial port header
1 x power LED header
1 x chassis intrusion header
1 x clearing CMOS jumper
|Intel H61 Express Chipset||4 x SATA 3Gb/s|
|Controller||Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit LAN|
|Ports||1 x LAN(RJ45) port|
|Controller/Codec/Information||Realtek ALC889 codec
High Definition Audio
|Feature List||Support for @BIOS
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue
Support for Download Center
Support for Xpress Install
Support for Xpress Recovery2
Support for EasyTune
Support for Smart 6
Support for Auto Green
Support for ON/OFF Charge
Support for Cloud OC
Support for Q-Share
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