Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • ATX Form Factor
  • Intel LGA1150 Socket
  • Intel Z97 Chipset
  • 4th/5th-Gen Intel CPU Support
  • Supports DDR3-3100 (OC) Memory
  • 2 x PCIe x16 Slots
  • 2 x PCI x1 Slots
  • Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
  • SATA Cables and I/O Panel Included
  • App Center, Norton Internet Security
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Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 overview

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The GA-Z97-HD3 ATX Motherboard from Gigabyte supports advanced PC components for creating a high-performance Windows system. This motherboard supports 4th and 5th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors in the LGA1150 socket. These CPUs also use an integrated Intel graphics processor that supports 4K video via HDMI. This motherboard supports multiple graphic cards configured for 2-Way CrossFire to allow higher frame rates without compromising resolution when running advanced 3D games. GIGABYTE has included the App Center, which allows you to tweak settings within the BIOS for increasing the performance of the CPU and GPU. Another feature of the App Center allows you to remotely share files and control your computer via smartphone and tablet.

You may add up to 32GB of RAM across 4 memory slots to run multiple applications at the same time. For connecting to optical and storage drives, six SATA III connectors are available and allow for data transfers up to 6 Gb/s. It also offers six USB ports for connecting to other peripherals. For audio and networking needs, the motherboard is built with the Realtek Audio ALC887 and the Realtek LAN chip. Included with the Z97 motherboard are driver disks, SATA cables, and an I/O shield.

Multi-GPU Support
For gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution, this motherboard supports 2-Way CrossFire action which delivers faster graphics performance by supporting two graphic cards versus just one.
Gigabyte App Center Including EasyTune and Cloud Station Utilities
Access Gigabyte apps via the APP Center, which can help you get the most of your Gigabyte motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, the Gigabyte APP Center allows you to launch all Gigabyte apps installed on your system.

EasyTune App
Smart Quick Boost: Choose from different levels of CPU frequencies to achieve desired system performance.
Advanced CPU OC: Set CPU base clock, frequency, voltages, and integrated graphics frequency.
Advanced DDR OC: Sets the memory clock.
3D Power: Change power phase, voltage, and frequency settings.

Cloud Station
HomeCloud: Share files between your smart phone/tablet device and computer or back up files from the device to the computer.
HotSpot: Turns your computer into a virtual wireless access point and allows you to share your connection with your other wireless devices.
Gigabyte Remote: Control the mouse / keyboard / Windows Media Player on your computer from your smartphone/tablet device.
Remote OC: This software suite allows you to remotely overclock, monitor, tweak, power down, and reset the PC.
Auto Green: By pairing the system with a Bluetooth device and selecting a power-saving mode in the OS that uses less energy. When you walk away from the computer, it automatically powers down to save energy and when it detects the Bluetooth device again, resumes.
LAN Optimizer
Software program that allows the user to manage different types of network traffic so data streams such as HD media, web browsing, or online gaming can be prioritized.
All Solid Caps and Low RDS (on) MOSFETs
Compared to other motherboards using electrolytic capacitors, Gigabyte uses all solid capacitors and low RDS MOSFETS on this motherboard that are rated to work at higher temperatures to ensure a longer lifespan.
5x 15μ Gold-Plated CPU Socket Design
To provide reliability and longevity, the CPU socket has been gold-plated to help prevent corroded pins and bad contacts when used longer than an average workday.
Gigabyte UEFI DualBIOS
You can use the secondary BIOS when the primary BIOS fails due to a virus attack, hardware malfunction, incorrect OC settings or power failure during the update process.
ESD Protection for USB and LAN
Each LAN and USB port is paired with a dedicated protection filter that can withstand high electrostatic discharges, protecting your system from electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes.
Power Failure Protection with Anti-Surge IC
Special anti-surge ICs protects your motherboard and your PC from any surge in power delivery that may occur, helping to ensure that your PC is equipped to deal with any potentially irregular and inconsistent power delivery.
Humidity Protection with Glass Fabric PCB
Glass Fabric Printed Circuit Board technology uses a material that reduces the amount of space between the fiber weave, making it much more difficult for moisture to penetrate compared to traditional motherboard PCBs. The benefit is added protection from short circuit and system malfunction caused by humid and damp conditions.
4K HD HDMI Support
This motherboard provides native 4K support with an integrated Intel HD Graphics via an HDMI port. This High-Definition Multimedia Interface provides up to 5 Gb/s of bandwidth for transmitting video and 8-channels of audio all through a single cable. Capable of transmitting uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI ensures 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 High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection, allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.
DVI Support
Digital Visual Interface is a video interface standard designed for carrying uncompressed digital video data and for maximizing the visual quality of digital display devices, such as LCD monitors, digital projectors, and so on. In addition, the DVI interface is compatible with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection.
Bundled Software
Norton Internet Security (OEM version): Provides protection for your system against malware, viruses, and more.
Intel Rapid Start Technology: Resume in 6 seconds from deep sleep state.
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Periodically wakes up the system from standby mode to check and apply updates.
Intel Smart Response Technology: Automatically stores your most frequently used applications and data into the faster SSD.
In the Box
Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX Motherboard
  • Motherboard Driver Disk
  • 2 x SATA Cables
  • I/O Shield
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 specs

    Form Factor ATX
    CPU Support Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron processors
    Chipset Intel Z97
    Socket Type LGA1150
    Main Memory RAM Slots: 4
    Type: 1333 / 1600 MHz DIMM DDR3
    O.C. Support: 1800 / 1866 / 2000 / 2133 / 2200 / 2400 / 2500 / 2600 / 2666 / 2800 / 2933 / 3000 / 3100 MHz DDR3
    Max Size: 32 GB
    Dual channel memory architecture
    Supports non-ECC memory
    Supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    Graphics Processor (GPU) Resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz via HDMI 1.4a
    Resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz via DVI-D
    Resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz via VGA
    Supports up to 3 displays at the same time
    Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
    I/O Control iTE I/O Controller Chip
    BIOS 2 x 64 Mbit flash
    Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
    Support for DualBIOS
    PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
    Monitoring and Management Support System voltage detection
    CPU/System temperature detection
    CPU/System fan speed detection
    CPU/System overheating warning
    CPU/System fan fail warning
    CPU/System fan speed control
    Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
    Slots 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
    For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.

    1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
    The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the PCI Express x1 slots. The PCI Express x1 slots will become unavailable when a PCIe x4 expansion card is installed.
    When installing an x8 or above card in the PCIEX4 slot, make sure to set PCIE Slot Configuration (PCH) in BIOS Setup to x4.

    2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1

    2 x PCI
    Storage Interface Chipset
    SATA III 6 Gb/s
    Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
    Audio Realtek ALC887 codec
    High Definition Audio
    2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    Support for S/PDIF Out
    LAN Realtek GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
    Internal I/O Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    6 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors
    1 x CPU fan header
    3 x System fan headers
    1 x Front panel header
    1 x Front panel audio header
    1 x S/PDIF Out header
    1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
    3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    1 x Serial port header
    1 x Parallel port header
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    1 x D-Sub port
    1 x DVI-D port
    1 x HDMI port
    4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
    2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    1 x RJ-45 port
    6 x Audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Side Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
    Supports APP Center
    Q-Flash
    Smart Switch
    Xpress Install
    Operating System Support Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7
    Dimensions 12.0 x 7.5" / 30.5 x 19.0 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.9 x 10.2 x 2.4"

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