Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3-A Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3-A Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3-A Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • Micro ATX Form Factor
  • Intel LGA1150 Socket
  • Intel B85 Chipset
  • Supports Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium
  • Supports DDR3 1600/1333 MHz Memory
  • 1 x PCIe x16 / 2 x PCIe x1 / 1 x PCI
  • 4 x SATA III & 2 x SATA II Connectors
  • HDMI / DVI-D / VGA
  • RJ-45, USB 3.0/2.0, USB 2.0/1.1
  • Windows 8.1, 8, and 7
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  • 1Description

The GA-B85M-HD3-A 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 LGA1150 package. This motherboard also uses an Intel B85 express chipset and has been designed to bring together a blend of features and technologies that offer the strong base platform for your next PC build. The GA-B85M-HD3-A Motherboard supports Windows 8.1, 8, and 7 operating systems. Linux is also supported, so long as the chipset vendors provide driver support, and Windows 9X/ME/2000/XP is only supported if the drivers are updated on Gigabyte's website.

The Micro ATX form factor of the GA-B85M-HD3-A has 2 x DIMM sockets that can support up to 16GB of 1600/1333 MHz non-ECC memory modules for dual channel memory architecture. Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) modules are also supported and the GA-B85M-HD3-A has a total of 4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, 2 x SATA II 3 Gb/s ports, 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 on the back panel, 2 through the internal USB headers), and 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 on the back panel, 4 available through the internal USB headers). For PCIe expansion, there is 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (running at x16), 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots, and 1 x PCI slot.

Graphically, this motherboard supports integrated Intel HD Graphics with up to 1GB of shared memory. When connected via 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 or D-Sub (VGA) port is connected, a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 is achieved. The DVI-D port does not support a D-Sub connection using an adapter.

Network connectivity is achieved using the Realtek GbE LAN chip and the Realtek ALC8876 codec supports High Definition audio in 2, 4, 5.1, and 7.1-channel configurations. Support for ON/OFF Charge also lets users charge their USB-compatible devices whether their system is on, off, or in standby, and the 3x USB Power feature helps devices charge faster and draw more current from the motherboard than a standard USB port would allow.

Intel 8 Series Platform
The Intel 8 Series platform offers improvements in performance and power consumption with 4th generation Intel Core processors and Intel B85 chipsets. As well as a boost in overall productivity, support for integrated Intel HD4600 graphics provides native 4K resolution playback over standard HDMI connectivity, with higher frame rates in DX11 3D game titles
Gigabyte Ultra Durable 4 Plus
With a range of features and component choices, Gigabyte Ultra Durable 4 Plus provides performance, as well as cool and efficient operations and helps to extend the motherboard's lifespan
Ultra Performance
Gigabyte uses All Solid Caps (Capacitors) and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures to help provide a longer lifespan
Ultra Safe
Gigabyte motherboards feature Gigabyte DualBIOS, a technology from Gigabyte that protects 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 failures due to virus attacks, hardware malfunctions, improper OC settings, or power failures during the update process
High Quality Audio Capacitors
Gigabyte Ultra Durable motherboards use high quality Nippon Chemicon ARE series audio capacitors. These professional audio capacitors deliver the high quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create realistic sound effects for user experience
Dedicated Audio Hardware Zone
- Separation on the PCB layer helps protect the board's sensitive analog audio components
- A separate analog and digital ground helps to protect against Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
High ESD Protection for USB and LAN (USB 3.0 only)
Gigabyte 8 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 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
HDMI is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to a 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 to ensure a 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 Support
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a video interface standard designed for carrying uncompressed digital video data and to help 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)
On/Off Charge Technology
Gigabyte On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of Gigabyte's 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from a Gigabyte motherboard's USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger.

Due to certain mobile phone limitations, users may need to connect their mobile phone to their PC before the PC enters S4/S5 mode to enable a quick charge from non On/Off Charge USB ports. Charging results may vary by model. Also, 3x USB power design support may vary by model
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
Gigabyte App Center
Gigabyte App Center gives you easy access to wealth of Gigabyte apps that help you get the most from your Gigabyte motherboard. Using a simple and unified user interface, Gigabyte App Center allows you to launch all Gigabyte apps installed on your system
Gigabyte EasyTune
Gigabyte EasyTune provides a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings
Gigabyte Smart Fan 2
As well as offering more system fans, Gigabyte 8 Series motherboards feature updated and improved CPU and system fan speed controls, with individual airflow and speed settings available via a dedicated digital controller. Gigabyte Smart Fan 2 allows you to configure CPU fans and system fans
Gigabyte @BIOS
The Gigabyte @BIOS app allows you to update your system's BIOS from within Windows using a simple and graphical user interface by automatically downloading the latest version from Gigabyte's servers
Gigabyte EZ Setup
Gigabyte EZ Setup combines several key utilities designed to help simplify install and configuration procedures for several Gigabyte apps including Disk Mode Switch, Smart Connect, EZ Rapid Start, and EZ Smart response
In the Box
Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3-A Motherboard
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    CPU Support for Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors in the LGA1150 package

    The L3 cache varies with the CPU
    Chipset Intel B85 Express Chipset
    Memory - 2 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
    * Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system 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
    - 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
    Onboard Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor - Intel HD Graphics support:

    - 1 x D-Sub (VGA) port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200
    - 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (this port does not support a D-Sub connection via adapter)
    - 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, with support for HDMI 1.4a
    - Maximum shared memory of 1GB
    Audio - Realtek ALC887 codec
    - High Definition Audio
    - 2 / 4 / 5.1 / 7.1 channel 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
    LAN Realtek GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mb/s)
    Expansion Slots - 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, running at x16
    - 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
    - 1 x PCI slot
    Storage Interface - 4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0/1/2/3)
    - 2 x SATA II 3 Gb/s connectors (SATA2 4/5)
    USB 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
    8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 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 12 V power connector
    4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors
    2 x SATA II 3 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 Connectors 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    1 x D-Sub port
    1 x DVI-D port
    1 x HDMI port
    2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
    4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    1 x RJ-45 port
    3 x audio jacks (Line In, Line Out, Microphone)
    I/O Controller 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
    BIOS 2 x 32 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
    Features Support for Q-Flash
    Support for Xpress Install
    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
    EZ Setup
    USB Blocker
    Support for ON/OFF Charge
    Operating System - Support for Windows 8.1, 8, and 7
    - Due to different Linux support conditions provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux drivers from the chipset vendors' website or a 3rd party website. Also, most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP. If drivers are available from the vendors, they will be updated on the Gigabyte website
    Form Factor Micro ATX Form Factor; 9.6 x 6.9" / 24.4 x 17.4 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.551 x 10.472 x 2.205"
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