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Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3


$125.00 Released April, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Motherboard performs well, with a fast memory bus. Overclocking is very easy, elaborate BIOS options available for expert users. 2 x USB 3.0.

The Cons:Only one PCI-E x16 slot, can't use SLI or CrossFireX. Outputs DVI-D, not DVI-I, so D-Sub adapters won't typically work. Requires a CPU with integrated graphics, reduces the number of compatible CPUs.

The Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3 is a mid-range ATX motherboard, released in mid-2010. This board is built on the H55 Express chipset and the LGA1156 socket. This means users can build a system around this motherboard with Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors.

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This product can take advantage of Intel’s GPU-on-the-die technology, allowing users without a discrete graphics card to output video directly from the motherboard. Output options include D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI and DisplayPort. For memory, up to 16GB of dual channel DDR3 can be installed. Up to five SATA 3Gb/s hard drives can be connected, while an eSATA port can be found on the board’s I/O panel. Additional connectivity includes two USB 3.0, six USB 2.0 and two 1394a FireWire ports.

Features

  • Intel Core i3, i5, i7 compatible
  • D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort video output
  • Up to 16GB DDR3 (dual channel)
  • 5 x SATA 3Gb/s, 1 x eSATA connection
  • 1 x PCI Express x16 slot
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 6 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 x 1394a FireWire connections
  • On/off charge support
  • Power management and overclocking tools included

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Pros
  • 2

    motherboard performs well, with a fast memory bus

  • 2

    overclocking is very easy, elaborate BIOS options available for expert users

  • 2

    2 x USB 3.0

  • 2

    D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort video connections (requires a compatible processor with video capabilities)

  • 2

    support for Intel's latest processor architectures (Core i3/i5/i7)

  • 1

    runs cool, stays stable even under taxing conditions

  • 1

    power management offers a wide variety of sleep/standby/hibernate options

  • 0

    well designed BIOS

Cons
  • 2

    only one PCI-E x16 slot, can't use SLI or CrossFireX

  • 1

    outputs DVI-D, not DVI-I, so D-Sub adapters won't typically work

  • 0

    requires a CPU with integrated graphics, reduces the number of compatible CPUs

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