Gigabyte GA-H97N Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-H97N Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-H97N Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • Mini-ITX Form Factor
  • Intel LGA1150 Socket
  • Intel H97 Express Chipset
  • Supports Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium
  • Supports DDR3 1600/1333 MHz Memory
  • 1 x PCIe x16 Slot / 1 x mini-PCIe Slot
  • HDMI / DVI-I / USB / PS/2 / Audio Jacks
  • Dual Gigabit LAN Controllers
  • Support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
  • Windows Compatible
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  • 1Description

The GA-H97N Motherboard from Gigabyte is designed to fit in cases that support the Mini-ITX form factor. It supports 4th and 5th generation Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors in the LGA1150 package. This motherboard also uses an Intel H97 express chipset and has been designed for those looking to bring a blend of features and technologies to their next PC build that will create a strong performance platform for a wide range of tasks, including Internet browsing, gaming, and CAD software. The GA-H97N Motherboard supports Windows 8.1, 8, and 7 operating systems.

The Mini-ITX form factor of the GA-H97N can support up to 16GB of 1600 MHz PC3-12800 or 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 non-ECC memory modules for dual channel memory architecture. Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) modules are also supported and the GA-H97N has a total of 6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, 4 x rear USB 3.0 ports, and 2 x rear USB 2.0 ports. To provide data redundancy, RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 modes are supported. For PCIe expansion, there is one PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (running at x16) and one mini-PCI Express slot.

Graphically, this motherboard contains integrated Intel HD Graphics that supports up to 512MB of shared DDR3 memory. When connected via one of the two HDMI ports, resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz or 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz are supported. When its single DVI-I port is connected, a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz is achieved. Support for up to three simultaneous displays is also possible if a D-Sub monitor is connected using a separately sold DVI-to-D-Sub adapter.

Network connectivity is achieved using dual Gigabit LAN ports - one Intel controller and one Atheros controller. This motherboard is compatible with systems that run Windows 8.1, 8, and 7.

GIGABYTE 9 Series Motherboards
GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards support 4th & 5th Generation Intel Core processors, bringing together a blend of features and technologies that offer a strong platform for your next PC build


Intel Gigabit LAN
Intel Gigabit LAN networking is a popular choice with gamers that features several performance-enhancing features such as advanced interrupt handling to help reduce CPU overhead and Jumbo Frame support for extra large data packets
LAN Optimizer - Intelligent Optimization Network Management Tool
GIGABYTE 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


All Solid Caps and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs
GIGABYTE uses All Solid Caps (capacitors) and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures to provide a longer lifespan
5x (15μ) Gold Plated CPU Socket Design
GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards come equipped with a gold plated CPU socket, which means that enthusiasts can enjoy increased reliability and longevity for the CPU socket overtime, without having as many concerns about corroded pins and bad contacts


GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS (UEFI) Design
GIGABYTE 9 series Ultra Durable motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS, an technology from GIGABYTE that helps protect one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', making users protected from BIOS failure due to a virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings, or power failure during the update process
ESD Protection for USB and LAN
GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards raise the bar in terms of protecting your system, providing advanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for both your Ethernet LAN and USB ports, both of which are common sources of ESD-related failures. Each LAN and USB port is paired with a dedicated protection filter that can withstand high electrostatic discharges, helping to protect your system from common electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes
Power Failure Protection with Anti-Surge IC
GIGABYTE 9 series Ultra Durable motherboards also feature special anti-surge ICs that help protect your motherboard and your PC from any surge in power delivery that may occur. This helps to ensure that your PC is equipped to deal with any potentially irregular and inconsistent power delivery
Humidity Protection with New Glass Fabric PCB
There is nothing more harmful to the longevity of your PC than moisture. GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards have been designed to help make sure that humidity is never an issue, incorporating a new Glass Fabric PCB technology that repels moisture caused by humid and damp conditions.

Glass Fabric PCB technology uses a PCB material which helps 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 better protection from short circuits and system malfunctions caused by humid and damp conditions


4K Ultra HD Support
4K resolution utilizes approximately 4,000 pixels on the horizontal axis, more than four times the standard HD pixel density. GIGABYTE motherboards provide native 4K support with integrated Intel HD Graphics via HDMI
HDMI is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5 Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable. Able to transmit uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI helps ensure 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-I Support
DVI-I (Digital Visual Interface) is a video interface standard designed for carrying uncompressed digital video data (both digital and analog), and to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices, such as LCD monitors, digital projectors, and more. In addition, the DVI interface is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection)


Software Monitor
Monitor critical software at the firmware level
Data Backup and Restore
Run after hours, even if your PC is off
USB Blocker
Block unwanted USB device classes


PC Health Center
Run after hours, even if your PC is off
Energy Saver
Automatically power on each morning
Intel Wireless Display
Share and collaborate, wirelessly (with Intel Wi-Fi module only)
Intel Small Business Advantage
GIGABYTE motherboards possess a range of features that are designed to offer improved and simplified control over unmanaged IT infrastructure, with a specific focus on security, data backup, and raising overall productivity levels
UPC: 818313021908
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Gigabyte GA-H97N Motherboard
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    CPU 1. Support for Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron in the LGA1150 package
    2. L3 cache varies with CPU
    Chipset Intel H97 Express Chipset
    Memory 1. 2 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
    2. Dual channel memory architecture
    3. Support for DDR3 1600 / 1333 MHz memory modules
    4. Support for non-ECC memory modules
    5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    Onboard Graphics The Integrated Intel HD Graphics processor supports:

    1. 1 x DVI-I port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    2. 2 x HDMI ports, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz or 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    3. Support for up to 3 displays at the same time. To set up a triple-display configuration, you must connect a D-Sub monitor using a DVI-to-D-Sub adapter
    4. Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
    Audio 1. Realtek ALC892 codec
    2. High Definition Audio
    3. 2 / 4 / 5.1 / 7.1-channel
    4. Support for S/PDIF Out
    LAN 1. Intel GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mb/s)(LAN1)
    2. Atheros GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mb/s)(LAN2)
    Expansion Slots 1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (the PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard)
    2. 1 x mini-PCI Express slot for the wireless communication module
    Storage Interface Chipset:

    6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors
    Support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
    USB Chipset:

    4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
    6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
    Internal I/O Connectors 1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    2. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
    3. 6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors
    4. 1 x CPU Fan Header
    5. 1 x System Fan Header
    6. 1 x Front Panel Header
    7. 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
    8. 1 x USB 3.0 / 2.0 Header
    9. 1 x USB 2.0 / 1.1 Header
    10. 1 x Serial Port Header
    11. 1 x S/PDIF Out Header
    12. 1 x Clear CMOS Jumper
    13. 1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
    Back Panel Connectors 1. 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse port
    2. 2 x HDMI Ports
    3. 2 x SMA Antenna Connectors (2T2R)
    4. 1 x DVI-I Port
    5. 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 Ports
    6. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 Ports
    7. 2 x RJ-45 Ports
    8. 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out Connector
    9. 5 x Audio Jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
    I/O Controller 1. iTE I/O Controller Chip
    H/W Monitoring 1. System voltage detection
    2. CPU/System temperature detection
    3. CPU/System fan speed detection
    4. CPU/System fan speed control
    BIOS 1. 2 x 64 Mb flash
    2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
    3. Support for DualBIOS
    4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
    Features 1. Support for APP Center (Available applications in APP Center may differ by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also differ depending on motherboard specifications)
    • @BIOS
    • EasyTune
    • EZ Setup
    • Fast Boot
    • Cloud Station
    • ON/OFF Charge
    • Smart TimeLock
    • Smart Recovery 2
    • System Information Viewer
    • USB Blocker
    2. Support for Q-Flash
    3. Support for Smart Switch
    4. Support for Xpress Install
    Operating System Support for Windows 8.1, 8, and 7
    Form Factor Mini-ITX Form Factor; 6.7 x 6.7" / 17.0 x 17.0 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 7.2 x 2.4"

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