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.