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The GA-H97M-HD3 Intel H97 Micro ATX Motherboard from Gigabyte features DualBIOS technology that offers both a ‘Main BIOS’ and a ‘Backup BIOS’, making users protected from BIOS failure due to virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process. This board supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel Core processors. Using a simple, unified user interface, the APP Center allows you to launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system.
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. The motherboard uses solid caps (capacitors) and low RDS (on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures to provide a longer lifespan. Thanks to the gold-plated CPU socket, users can get a reliable performance without having any concerns about corroded pins and bad contacts.
Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel Core processors
Using a simple, unified user interface, the APP Center allows you to launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system
Cloud Station is composed of several apps that allow your smart phones/tablet devices to communicate, share resources, and control desktop PCs via wireless connection
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
Uses all solid caps (capacitors) and low RDS (on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures to provide a longer lifespan
Gold-plated CPU socket delivers reliable CPU socket overtime, without having any concerns about corroded pins and bad contacts
Ultra durable chipset features DualBIOS technology that protects the BIOS. The motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', making users protected from BIOS failure due to virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.
Each LAN and USB port is paired with a dedicated protection filter that can withstand high electrostatic discharges, protecting your system from common electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes.
Anti-surge ICs protect 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
Glass Fabric PCB technology repels moisture caused by humid and damp conditions. The technology uses PCB material which reduces the amount of space between the fiber weave, making it much more difficult for moisture to penetrate compared to traditional motherboard PCBs. This offers much better protection from short circuit and system malfunction caused by humid and damp conditions.
Motherboard provides native 4K support with integrated Intel HD Graphics via HDMI
HDMI 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 crisp 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.
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a video interface standard designed for carrying uncompressed digital video data and to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices, such as LCD monitors, digital projectors, and so on. In addition, the DVI interface is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection).
Support for Intel Core i7 processors/Intel Core i5 processors/Intel Core i3 processors/Intel Pentium processors/Intel Celeron processors in the LGA1150 package L3 cache varies with CPU
Intel H97 Express Chipset
2 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 1600/1333 MHz memory modules
Support for non-ECC memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
Due to a Windows 32-bit OS 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.
Integrated Graphics Processor:
1 x D-Sub port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @ 60 Hz
1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @ 60 Hz
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @ 24 Hz or 2560x1600 @ 60 Hz
Support for up to 3 displays at the same time
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter. Support for HDMI 1.4a version.
Realtek ALC887 codec
High Definition Audio
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.
Realtek GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mb/s)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
2 x PCI Express x1 slots
1 x PCI slot
The PCI Express x16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard
Chipset: 6 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header) 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
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
1 x system fan header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
2 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
3 x audio jacks (Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
iTE I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring: 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.
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
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage
Support for Windows 8.1/8/7
Micro ATX Form Factor; 9.6 x 6.85" (24.4 x 17.4 cm)