Released June, 2010
The Pros:A good starting point for a mid-level gaming machine. PCI-E x16 2.0 - not limited to the older 1.0 spec. Good overclocking options in the BIOS.
The Cons:Limited to only 8GB of memory. Poor documentation - the included manual can be difficult to follow at times. Uses a non-standard mATX design - uses less holes on one side of the board.
The Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H is a low-cost Micro ATX format motherboard that supports AM3 processors. While all major PC functions are supported directly by the motherboard, expandability is limited by slower memory access and a reduced number of PCI-E slots.
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Memory is limited to a maximum of 8 GB at 1666 MHz access speed when overclocking. A single PCI-E x16 slot is available for shorter profile graphics cards. There are 4 SATA connectors that can operate in RAID configurations. USB support is enabled up to version 2.0, and video ports for on-board video are available for D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI formats.
- Form Factor: Micro ATX Form Factor; 24.4cm x 22.0cm
- CPU slot for AM3 processors: AMD Phenom II, AMD Athlon II
- Hyper Transport Bus, 5200 MT/s
- North Bridge: AMD 880G
- South Bridge: AMD SB710
- 2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets, up to 8GB
- Dual channel memory architecture
- Support for DDR3 1666 (OC)/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
- Onboard Graphics: Integrated in the North Bridge
- Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC888B, High Definition Audio, 2/ 4/ 5.1/ 7.1-channel
- Support for S/PDIF In/Out, CD In
- 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Realtek 8111D
- 1 x PCI Express x16, 1 x PCI Express x1, 2 x PCI slots
- 1 x IDE connector
- 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
- Support for SATA RAID 0, 1, 10 and JBOD
- 1 x floppy disk drive connector
- Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
- PS/2 keyboard port or PS/2 mouse port, D-Sub port, DVI-D port, HDMI port, 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports, RJ-45 port, 3 x audio jacks (Line Out/Line in/Microphone)
- Support for Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP
User Reviews (3)
a good starting point for a mid-level gaming machine
PCI-E x16 2.0 - not limited to the older 1.0 spec
good overclocking options in the BIOS
works well with many Linux distros
value - costs less than other mATX boards
limited to only 8GB of memory
poor documentation - the included manual can be difficult to follow at times
uses a non-standard mATX design - uses less holes on one side of the board
lacks modern connectivity options - USB 3.0, SATA 6Gbps etc.
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