Gigabyte GA-H81M-S2H Motherboard (rev. 1.0)

Gigabyte GA-H81M-S2H Motherboard (rev. 1.0)

Gigabyte GA-H81M-S2H Motherboard (rev. 1.0)

Gigabyte GA-H81M-S2H Motherboard (rev. 1.0)

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Product Highlights

  • Micro ATX Form Factor
  • Intel LGA1150 Socket
  • Intel H81 Express Chipset
  • Supports Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium
  • Supports DDR3 1600/1333 MHz Memory
  • 2 x SATA III Ports & 2 x SATA II Ports
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 / 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 Slots
  • Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 / HDMI / DVI-D / VGA
  • 2 / 4 / 5.1 / 7.1 Channel HD Audio
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Gigabyte H81 overview

  • 1Description

The GA-H81M-S2H Motherboard (rev. 1.0) from Gigabyte is designed to fit in cases that support the Micro ATX form factor. It supports 4th Generation (Haswell) Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors in the LGA1150 socket, as well as the Intel H81 Express chipset. This motherboard supports Windows 8.1, 8, and 7, as well as Linux and Win9X/ME/2000/XP with available drivers.

The Micro ATX form factor of the GA-H81M-S2H has 2 x DIMM slots that can support up to 32GB of non-ECC DDR3 RAM, as well as dual memory architecture and Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. The supported memory speeds are 1600 and 1333 MHz. This motherboard has a total of 2 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, 2 x SATA II 3 Gb/s ports, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (running at x16) and 2 x PCIe x1 slots, 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 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), and 2 x PS/2 ports. Using the Realtek ALC887 coded, it can support 2, 4, 5.1, and 7.1-channel HD audio.

The GA-H81M-S2H has integrated Intel HD graphics support with 1 x HDMI 1.4a port, 1 x DVI-D port, 1 x VGA port, and can use up to 1GB of shared memory. The HDMI port of this motherboard can support a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160, its DVI-D port can support a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200, and its VGA port also supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200.

The GA-H81M-S2H has also been designed with solid caps, audio capacitors, a dedicated audio hardware zone, humidity protection, power failure protection, electrostatic protection, and more. It is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.

Gigabyte Ultra Durable
Gigabyte Ultra Durable provides a range of features and component choices that help to enhance performance while delivering cool, efficient operation and an extended motherboard lifespan
Gigabyte uses Solid Caps (Capacitors) for CPU VRM and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures to provide a longer lifespan
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 the most realistic sound effects for user experience
Dedicated Audio Hardware Zone
- Separation on the PCB layer protects the board's sensitive analog audio components
- Separate analog and digital ground to protect against Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Humidity Protection
Humidity can play havoc on a motherboard's circuitry. Gigabyte's Glass Fabric PCB design helps protect against electrical shorts due to humidity by reducing the gaps in spacing between PCB filaments
Power Failure Protection
Gigabyte also uses Anti-Surge ICs to protect the motherboard against power surges
Electrostatic Protection
Gigabyte motherboards feature High Resistance ICs which help protect the motherboard against electrostatic discharge
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 can withstand high electrostatic discharges, protecting your system from common electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes
4K Ultra HD Support
4K resolution is the next technological milestone in high-definition content delivery, utilizing approximately 4,000 pixels on the horizontal axis, more than four times today's standard HD pixel density. Gigabyte 8 series motherboards provide native 4K support with integrated Intel HD Graphics via HDMI
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 crisp rendering of digital content up to 1080p resolution 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
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 Gigabyte motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger
LAN Optimizer
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
App Center
The Gigabyte App Center gives you access to a wealth of Gigabyte apps that help you get the most from your motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, the Gigabyte App Center allows you to launch all Gigabyte apps installed on your system
EasyTune provides a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings
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
The Gigabyte @BIOS app allows you to update your system's BIOS from within Windows using a simple graphical user interface by automatically downloading the latest version from the Gigabyte servers
EZ Setup
Gigabyte EZ Setup combines several key utilities designed to simplify install and configuration procedures for several exclusive Gigabyte apps including Disk Mode Switch, Smart Connect, EZ Rapid Start, and EZ Smart response
In the Box
Gigabyte GA-H81M-S2H Motherboard (rev. 1.0)
  • Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Gigabyte H81 specs

    CPU - Support for 4th Generation Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors in the LGA1150 package
    - L3 cache varies with the CPU
    Chipset Intel H81 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 port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200
    - 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200
    * The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter
    - 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160
    * Support for HDMI 1.4a
    - Maximum shared memory of 1 GB
    Audio - Realtek ALC887 codec
    - High Definition Audio
    - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    * 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 2.0 x16 slot, running at x16
    - 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
    Storage Interface Chipset:
    2 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0/1)
    2 x SATA II 3 Gb/s connectors (SATA2 2/3)
    USB Chipset:
    - 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 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 header)

    VIA VL805 Chip:
    - 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
    Internal I/O Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
    2 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors
    2 x SATA 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 Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
    1 x serial port header
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    Back Panel Connectors 1 x PS/2 mouse port
    1 x PS/2 Keyboard 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)
    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 installed cooler
    BIOS - 1 x 32 Mbit flash
    - Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
    - 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
    Form Factor Micro ATX Form Factor; 8.90 x 6.85" / 22.60 x 17.40 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.5 x 9.4 x 2.2"

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