Rev. 3.0 of the Series 8 GA-B85M-DS3H Motherboard from Gigabyte is designed to fit in cases that support the Micro ATX form factor. It supports Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors in the Intel LGA 1150 socket, as well as the Intel B85 Express chipset. This motherboard is compatible with Windows 8.1, 8, and 7 operating systems.
The Micro ATX form factor of the GA-B85M-DS3H has four RAM slots that can support up to 32GB of 1333 and 1600 MHz non-ECC DDR3 RAM, or 8GB per slot. The GA-B85M-DS3H also has a total of 4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors, 2 x SATA II 3 Gb/s connectors, 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports and 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports. For PCIe expansion, there is one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot and two PCIe 2.0 x1 slots. Graphically, the GA-B85M-DS3H has integrated Intel HD graphics with HDMI, DVI-D, and VGA outputs. The HDMI output supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz, while the DVI-D and VGA outputs both support a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200. Up to 1GB of shared graphics memory is available to the integrated controller.
Network connectivity is achieved using a single Gigabit Ethernet port and the integrated Realtek ALC887 codec supports HD audio with 2, 4, 5.1, and 7.1 channel surround. In the case that the BIOS fails, UEFI DualBIOS provides your motherboard with a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS' that helps protect users in the case of a virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings, or power failure during an update. Other built-in features include ESD protection, on/off charge technology, LAN optimization, the Gigabyte App Center, system tuning, fan controls, BIOS updates from within Windows, Gigabyte EZ Setup, and more. Included with this motherboard are two SATA cables.