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Gigabyte Announces its H81M-HD3 LGA1150 Motherboard

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Gigabyte has announced a new HTPC motherboard: the H81M-HD3.

Gigabyte has launched its new H81M-HD3 motherboard, which features an LGA1150 CPU socket and a narrow Micro-ATX design. The narrow Micro-ATX design features the same board length as standard Micro-ATX boards, but a width of just 190 mm rather than 244 mm. The CPU's socket takes its power from a 2+1 phase VRM circuit, which should be just enough to run the CPU at reference speeds.

Also featured on the board are two DDR3 memory slots, each capable of taking a 16 GB memory DIMM for a total of 32 GB of DDR3 memory. Expansion is achieved by two legacy PCI ports: one PCIe x16 3.0 slot and a PCIe x1 slot. Storage connectivity includes two SATA3 ports and two SATA2 ports.

External connectivity is handled by a PS/2 port, two USB 2.0 ports on the rear I/O, six USB 3.0 ports (two through a header, four on the rear I/O), DVI, VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet, and 7.1 channel HD audio paired with an optical Toslink output.

There was no official word on the board's release date, though pricing is rumored to be around $60.

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    patrick47018 , August 6, 2013 4:04 PM
    Seems like a decent Micro-ATX motherboard
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    hakesterman , August 6, 2013 4:18 PM
    It is Amazing that a Gaming Console as the PS4 actually now has faster Ram then a Custom high end PC. DDR 3 Memory has been around forever in Motherboards and Graphic cards have moved on to GDDR5 Memory as well. My PS4 will have a higher Bandwidth than my newly built Gaming PC and that just ain't right. Come on MB. Manufactures pull your head out of your $&%^# and get back in the Game.
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    g-unit1111 , August 6, 2013 5:24 PM
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    It is Amazing that a Gaming Console as the PS4 actually now has faster Ram then a Custom high end PC. DDR 3 Memory has been around forever in Motherboards and Graphic cards have moved on to GDDR5 Memory as well. My PS4 will have a higher Bandwidth than my newly built Gaming PC and that just ain't right. Come on MB. Manufactures pull your head out of your $&%^# and get back in the Game.


    Yeah but that doesn't really have much of an effect on the way you game - at least on a PC. On a PC it's more about the processing and GPU power than it is about memory bandwidth.
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    wolley74 , August 6, 2013 6:30 PM
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    It is Amazing that a Gaming Console as the PS4 actually now has faster Ram then a Custom high end PC. DDR 3 Memory has been around forever in Motherboards and Graphic cards have moved on to GDDR5 Memory as well. My PS4 will have a higher Bandwidth than my newly built Gaming PC and that just ain't right. Come on MB. Manufactures pull your head out of your $&%^# and get back in the Game.



    DDR3: Double Data Rate v3
    GDDR5: GRAPHICS Double Data Rate v5

    bit of a difference there sparky, may want to learn what the terms actually mean, not to mention they don't make sticks of GDDR5, they're individual chips
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    BranFlake5 , August 7, 2013 7:35 AM
    This must be a really low budget board, judging by the 2+1 VRM and PCI (lmao) lanes.
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    digiex , August 7, 2013 8:29 AM
    2+1 phase VRM circuit, really a big step backward by Gigabyte!