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GIGABYTE Z77-HD3 Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z77-HD3 Motherboard combine a host of new and exciting technologies with the latest Intel Z77 Express Chipset, creating a unique range of motherboard designs that harness the outstanding performance of the new 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. With an exclusive GIGABYTE 3D BIOS (Dual UEFI), UD4 Classic technology and unique EZ Set Up uilities, GIGABYTE Z77-HD3 Motherboard ensure outstanding system absolute control, with additional features that ensure an unrivalled experience on your next PC build.
Brings HDMI and DVI Outputs to Value Segment Motherboard Models
The new GIGABYTE HD motherboard series defies the current ethos that means true digital display outputs are reserved for upper mainstream models, adding both HDMI and DVI ports to a range of motherboard models at attractive and affordable price points. All DIY enthusiasts can now enjoy true HD display capability using the most commonly integrated digital output technologies on today's HD displays and TVs...More
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors
New 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors are based on the new 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor architecture, manufactured using the latest 22nm process to create a visually optimized processor platform. Based on the mature LGA 1155 socket, 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors feature up to four high-performance 64-bit processor cores and 8MB of L3 cache Smart Cache, and overall performance when you need it most.
Designed for PCI Express Gen.3 Support
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards take advantage of the latest connectivity and expansion bus technologies available on the Intel platform. The 3rd generation Intel®
Core™ processor platform debuts the new PCI Express gen. 3.0 expansion bus, allowing users to take advantage of the next generation, high-bandwidth discrete graphics card solutions.
* PCIE Gen.3 is dependent on CPU and expansion card compatibility.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Rapid Start Technology™ gets your device up and running faster from even the deepest sleep. This means users will be able to experience almost zero power draw from their PC, but be able to resume Windows®
7 is a few seconds without having the PC go through a full system boot. With Intel®
Rapid Start Technology the previous session resumes to the exact as it was, so that applications are still in the same state and no application data is lost.
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Smart Connect Technology means that your email, favorite apps, and social networks are continually and automatically updated even when the system is asleep. No more waiting for the latest world news or friends' updates to be delivered—just press the 'on' button and you're up-to-date and ready to go. Auto Sync with Cloud
No manual interaction required to synchronize with cloud services. Data Ready
Email, social media, and cloud apps always updated and available at power on.
GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response
The GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response utility is a simple application that allows users to quickly and easily configure their system for Intel®
Smart Response Technology. In the past, enabling Intel®
Smart Response meant users needed to enter the BIOS in order to configure their system for RAID mode, which then required a complete reinstall of the operating system. Once that processes was complete, users then needed to install the Intel®
Rapid Storage Utility as well as configure Intel's Smart Response Technology. GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response does all of this automatically, without users having to perform a complicated install process. This allows them to quickly and effortlessly enjoy a significant boost in system performance.
GIGABYTE EZ Setup
GIGABYTE EZ Setup is an exclusive application that allows GIGABYTE 7 series users to more easily configure and setup three important Intel Technologies on their new system; Intel®
Smart Response, Intel®
Rapid Start and Intel®
Smart Connect. GIGABYTE EZ Setup makes it far easier to enjoy these technologies by greatly reducing the number of steps involved to install setup and configure your system.
* EZ Setup utility is available for download from the official GIGABYTE website
GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration , a range of the latest technologies that are designed help speed up data transfer, including SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) technology and an unprecedented 3x USB power boost on all USB ports for more power hungry USB devices.
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature ON/OFF Charge, a unique GIGAYTE technology which allows you not only to charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, but also allows you to Quick Charge it. As an added bonus, it can even be charged when your PC is turned off, so even if you forget to plug it into your charger after you've synced up your music, it will be fully charged when you need it.*
Due to certain mobile phone limitations, users may need to connect the mobile phone to their PC before the PC enters S4/S5 mode to enable a quick charge from non ON/OFF Charge USB ports.
Charging results may vary by model.
Enhanced Built-in Visuals
With updated and improved processor graphics and multimedia, 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors offer you the best possible media and entertainment experience. Native support for multiple digital displays, plus DirectX 11 capable graphics, Intel® Quick Sync Video 2.0 and Intel® HD Graphics 4000/2500 ensure you can enjoy new levels of 3D gaming and HD content manipulation.
Intel® Quick Sync 2.0
Faster media encoding performance
Saves your valuable time when create and edit video, synchronize it with other devices, and share it–at home and on the internet. Intel Quick Sync Video uses hardware on the processor, instead of software, to accelerate video encoding.
DirectX 11 Support
Better Visual Experience
Microsoft DirectX 11 provides eye-popping 3D visuals found for today's latest PC games and is designed to be more efficient, leverage the power of today's multi-core processors, and provide support for sophisticated shading and texturing techniques such as tessellation.
LAN Optimizer - Intelligent optimization network management tool
GIGABYTE LAN Optimizer is designed to allow the user to manage different types of network traffic so that data streams such as HD media, web browsing or online gaming can be prioritized, taking precedence over large data downloads that tend to strangle overall network bandwidth.
Multi-display support with AMD CrossFire™
AMD CrossFire™ delivers the ultimate graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
HDMI™-The Next Generation Multimedia Interface
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.
Integrated DVI Interface
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a new video interface standard designed for carrying uncompressed digital video data and to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices, such as flat LCD monitors, digital projectors, and so on. In addition, DVI interface is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media contents.
|Intel Core i5 3470 Quad Core Processor ||Gigabyte GA-Z77-HD3 |
|Launched||CPU||1. Support for Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/ Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel®Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1155 package|
|Q2'12||2. L3 cache varies with CPU|
|i5-3470||(Some Intel® Core™ processors require a graphic card, please refer "CPU support List" for more information.)|
# of Cores
|4||Chipset||1. Intel® Z77 Express Chipset|
# of Threads
|4||Memory||1. 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory|
|3.2 GHz||* Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.|
Max Turbo Frequency
|3.6 GHz||2. Dual channel memory architecture|
Intel® Smart Cache
|6 MB||3. Support for DDR3 2800(OC)/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules|
|32||* To support DDR3 1600 MHz, you must install an Intel 22nm (Ivy Bridge) CPU.|
|5 GT/s||4. Support for non-ECC memory modules|
|64-bit||5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules|
Instruction Set Extensions
|SSE4.1/4.2, AVX||(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)|
Embedded Options Available
|No||Onboard Graphics||Integrated Graphics Processor:|
|22 nm||1. 1 x D-Sub port|
|77 W||2. 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200|
|* The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.|
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
|32 GB||3. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200|
|DDR3-1333/1600||Audio||1. Realtek ALC887 codec|
# of Memory Channels
|2||2. High Definition Audio|
Max Memory Bandwidth
|25.6 GB/s||3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel|
ECC Memory Supported
|No||* To configure 7.1-channel audio, you have to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.|
|4. Support for S/PDIF Out|
|Intel® HD Graphics 2500||LAN||1. Realtek GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)|
Graphics Base Frequency
|650 MHz||Expansion Slots||1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)|
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
|1.1 GHz||(The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)|
Intel® Quick Sync Video
|Yes||* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.|
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
|Yes||* Whether PCI Express 3.0 is supported depends on CPU and graphics card compatibility.|
|Yes||2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)|
Intel® Wireless Display
|Yes||3. 2 x PCI Express x1 slots|
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
|Yes||(The PCIEX4 and PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)|
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
|Yes||4. 2 x PCI slots|
# of Displays Supported
|3||Multi-Graphics Technology||1. Support for AMD CrossFire™ technology|
PCI Express Revision
|3||1. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0/1) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices|
PCI Express Configurations
|1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4||2. 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2 2/3/4/5) supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices|
|3. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10|
Max CPU Configuration
|1||* When a RAID set is built across the SATA 6Gb/s and SATA 3Gb/s channels, the system performance of the RAID set may vary depending on the devices being connected.|
|37.5mm x 37.5mm||1. Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)|
|FCLGA1155||* In Windows XP, the Intel USB 3.0 ports can support up to USB 2.0 transfer speed.|
Low Halogen Options Available
|2. Up to 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB header)|
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
|2||Internal I/O Connectors||1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector|
Intel® vPro Technology
|Yes||2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector|
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
|No||3. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors|
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
|Yes||4. 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors|
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
|Yes||5. 1 x CPU fan header|
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology
|Yes||6. 3 x system fan headers|
AES New Instructions
|Yes||7. 1 x front panel header|
|Yes||8. 1 x front panel audio header|
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology
|Yes||9. 1 x S/PDIF Out header|
|Yes||10. 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header|
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
|Yes||11. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers|
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
|Yes||12. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper|
Execute Disable Bit
|Yes||13. 1 x serial port header|
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
|Yes ||14. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header|
|Back Panel Connectors||1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port|
|2. 1 x D-Sub port|
|3. 1 x DVI-D port|
|4. 1 x HDMI port|
|5. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports|
|6. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports|
|7. 1 x RJ-45 port|
|8. 3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone)|
|I/O Controller||1. iTE I/O Controller Chip|
|H/W Monitoring||1. System voltage detection|
|2. CPU/System temperature detection|
|3. CPU/System fan speed detection|
|4. CPU overheating warning|
|5. CPU/System fan fail warning|
|6. CPU/System fan speed control|
|* Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.|
|BIOS||1. 2 x 64 Mbit flash|
|2. Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS|
|3. Support for DualBIOS™|
|4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a|
|Unique Features||1. Support for @BIOS|
|2. Support for Q-Flash|
|3. Support for Xpress Install|
|4. Support for EasyTune|
|* Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.|
|5. Support for eXtreme Hard Drive (X.H.D)|
|6. Support for Smart Recovery 2|
|7. Support for Auto Green|
|8. Support for ON/OFF Charge|
|9. Support for Q-Share|
|10. Support for 3D Power|
|11. Support for EZ Setup|
|Bundle Software||1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)|
|2. Intel® Smart Response Technology|
|3. Intel® Rapid Start Technology|
|4. Intel® Smart Connect Technology|
|Operating System||1. Support for Microsoft® Windows 8/7/XP|
|Form Factor||1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 21.5cm|
|Remark||1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.|
|2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP SP1/SP2. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.|
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