Supporting the latest Intel® Core™ i7, Core™ i5 and Core™ i3 processors featuring the first time ever integrated graphics on chip and LGA 1156 socket(Core™ i5 and Core™ i3 processors only), GIGABYTE H5x series motherboards set a new standard in multimedia platform for high definition contents playback. With the GPU integrated directly into the processor die, GIGABYTE H5x motherboards support 2 channel DDR3 memory, wide range of display interfaces that includes VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort (Depends on model). Additionally, the GIGABYTE H5x Series are optimized for greater graphics performance by enabling overclocking the GPU core frequency for a performance gain of up to 13%. *Onboard motherboard display functionality requires a processor with Intel Graphics Technology.
On/Off Charge Support
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology that enables faster iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch charging. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge technology allows iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, with the added benefit that the PC can be on, in standby mode or even off...more *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.
USB 3.0 Support
The GIGABYTE USB3.0 series motherboards support the latest generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology made possible through an onboard NEC uPD720200 host controller. With superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, users are able to experience an almost a 10x improvement over USB 2.0. Additionally, backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 assures users of long term use of their legacy USB 2.0 devices. The onboard NEC SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology also provides new power management features that include increased maximum bus power and device current draw to better accommodate power-hungry devices.
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.
Ultra Durable 3
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 design, featuring 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers which dramatically lowers system temperature by delivering a more efficient spreading of heat from critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU power zone throughout the entire PCB. GIGABYTE's Ultra Durable 3 also lowers the PCB impedance by 50%, which helps to reduce electrical waste and further lowers component temperatures. A 2oz Copper layer design also provides improved signal quality and lower EMI (Electromagnetic Interference), providing better system stability and allowing for greater margins for overclocking...more
Benefits of 2 oz Copper PCB
• Cooler than traditional motherboards • Enhanced durability • Improved energy efficiency • Greater margins for overclocking... more
Smart 6- A Smarter way for PC system Management
GIGABYTE Smart 6™ is designed with user-friendliness in mind, and offers a combination of 6 innovative software utilities that provide easier and smarter PC system management. Smart 6™ allows you to speed up system performance, reduce boot-up time, manage a secure platform and recover previous system settings easily with a click of the mouse button.
Smart QuickBoot No more waiting for PC Boot up
Smart DualBIOS Smart personal remind
- by David_W @Jun 04, 2010
Support for an Intel® Core™ i7 series processor/Intel® Core™ i5 series processor/ Intel® Core™ i3 series processor in the LGA1156 package (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.)
L3 cache varies with CPU
Intel® H55 Express Chipset
2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of system memory (Note 1)
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 1666 (O.C.)/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules
Support for non-ECC memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest supported memory speeds and memory modules.)
Integrated in the Chipset: (Note 2)
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port (Note 3) (Note 4)
1 x HDMI port (Note 4)
Realtek ALC892R codec
High Definition Audio
Support for S/PDIF Out
1 x Realtek RTL8111E chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s connector on the back panel supporting up to 1 SATA 3Gb/s device
Integrated in the Chipset
Up to 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)
NEC D720200F1 chip:
Up to 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector Connectors
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
1 x S/PDIF Out header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x debug card header
1 x chassis intrusion header
1 x clearing CMOS jumper
Back Panel Connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port Connectors
1 x D-Sub port (Note 2)
1 x DVI-D port (Note 2)(Note 3) (Note 4)
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
1 x HDMI port (Note 2)(Note 4)
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s connector
1 x RJ-45 port
6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/ Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
iTE IT8720 chip
System voltage detection
CPU/System temperature detection
CPU/System fan speed detection
CPU fan speed control (Note 5)
2 x 64 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
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 (Note 6)
Support for Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2
Support for Smart 6™
Support for Auto Green
Support for ON/OFF Charge
Support for Q-Share
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Support for Microsoft® Windows 7/Vista/XP
Mini-ITX Form Factor; 17.0cm x 17.0cm
Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
Most hardware/software vendors no longer offer support for Win9X/ME. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.
(Note 1) Due to 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 4 GB. (Note 2) To use the onboard D-Sub, DVI-D, and HDMI ports, you must install an Intel CPU with integrated graphics. (Note 3) The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter. (Note 4) You can use only one of the onboard digital graphics ports (HDMI and DVI-D) for output when in the BIOS Setup program or when during the POST screens. (Note 5) Whether the CPU fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU cooler you install. (Note 6) Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
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Overall we can see the Gigabyte H55N-USB3 is a nice board that performs well. The price is a bit higher than ATX and µATX boards, but if you are looking for the smallest solution possible the Gigabyte is a good candidate.
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I'll be rma'ing this thing after running flawlessly for 2-3 months it started shutting itself off. I replaced everything with spare parts and bench built it, until the only thing left was the motherboard so I bought a new one locally and tried it out, fixed the problem instantly. Hopefully it was an isolated case and the new one works longer.
was originally building i3-540 micro-ATX HTPC for my neighbor, but his entertainment unit was not deep enough for even the shortest micro atx cases. I found this ITX size 1156 board and that really opened the options to run a smaller case.
I use this motherboard for an htpc. fits perfectly in a Q07. be careful what king of cooler you are choosing. There is some component that might get in the way of a backplate. 6 usd post is not that much and there is only 1 header on the board.
Got this just out of nowhere to replace my MCE system. It uses less power yet is loads faster. This one can actually game thanks to its 5770. My only complaint would be the cpu socket is very close to the pci-e slot. This makes finding a nice low profile after market heatsink harder to find. For now, i have my e6600 stock heatsink bolted on(cooler and quieter then the I5 one).
I bought this to replace an intel DH57JG which I was having problems with. I was having lots of image tearing, as soon as I installed this, the problem was gone. I love this mobo because it will let me upgrade cpu if I ever wanna do it. The bios also has a lot more features then the DH57JG (imo). I wouldnt get the DFI since rma and supports is probably non-existant at this point since they stopped making LP mobos. Therefore I would consider this to pretty much be the best Mini-ITX LGA1156 mobo you can buy.
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Graphic Accelerator Cards (VGA)
All graphic cards carry a 3 year limited warranty (First 2 years parts & labor, 3rd year parts only)
Servers(Server Boards/Barebone Server System)
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Rackmount components carry a 2 year limited warranty
PC Barebones System
Motherboards assembled with barebones systems carry a 3 years limited warranty (1st year parts & labor, 2nd and 3rd year labor only) * Gigabyte shall provide the fees/charges for parts upon testing of motherboards in their 2nd and 3rd year of warranty
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