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Gigabyte Announces H170, B150 Motherboards

With the release of Intel's 100 series chipsets, OEMs are hard at work rolling out the next generation of motherboards. Gigabyte announced a total of 14 new motherboards based on the H170 and B150 chipsets to compete against the likes of Asus and ASRock.

Of Gigabyte's new motherboards, the GA-H170-D3HP and the GA-H170N-WIFI stand above the rest. Based on the H170 chipset, both of these motherboards lack the ability to overclock, but pack in plenty of features to keep enthusiasts on a budget satisfied.

The full ATX GA-H170-D3HP is the only board released by Gigabyte to feature a USB Type-C port tied to an Intel USB 3.1 controller. Gigabyte didn't state if this controller uses USB 3.1 Gen 1 or USB 3.1 Gen 2 protocols, however, so it is unclear what this USB Type-C port is capable of. The motherboard also sports an M.2 Key M, two SATA Express connectors, and six SATA 3 ports, and it's capable of supporting RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 configurations. The board also has a high-end Realtek ALC1150 audio codec.

The other motherboard to host a USB Type-C port is the GA-H170N-WIFI, a mini-ITX board. This board lacks the Intel USB 3.1 controller featured on the GA-H170-D3HP, but keeps the USB Type-C port, which runs USB 3.0 only. This is still a helpful feature, as USB Type-C devices are becoming increasingly common and users will need devices to which they can easily connect.

As the board name suggests, it includes an 802.11ac wireless adapter for easy network connections. The board also features RAID support over the same M.2 and SATA connections as the larger full ATX board above, and takes advantage of the same high-end Realtek audio codec.

Gigabyte 100 Series Motherboards
MotherboardForm FactorMemory SupportM.2 SupportSATA SupportLANAudioUSB Type-C
GA-H170-D3HPATX4 x DDR41 x M.2 Key M2 x SATA Express6 x SATA 3Intel LANRealtek ALC11501 x USB 3.1
GA-H170-D3HATX4 x DDR41 x M.2 Key M2 x SATA Express6 x SATA 3Intel LANRealtek ALC1150None
GA-H170-HD3 DDR3ATX4 x DDR31 x M.2 Key M2 x SATA Express6 x SATA 3Realtek LANRealtek ALC887None
GA-H170-HD3ATX4 x DDR41 x M.2 Key M2 x SATA Express6 x SATA 3Realtek LANRealtek ALC887None
GA-H170M-D3HmATX4 x DDR41 x M.2 Key M2 x SATA Express6 x SATA 3Intel LANRealtek ALC892None
GA-H170M-D3H DDR3mATX4 x DDR31 x M.2 Key M2 x SATA Express6 x SATA 3Intel LANRealtek ALC892None
GA-H170N-WIFImini-ITX x DDR41 x M.2 Key M2 x SATA Express6 x SATA 32 x Intel LANRealtek ALC11501 x USB 3.0
GA-B150M-D3HmATX4 x DDR41 x M.2 Key M1 x SATA Express6 x SATA 3Intel LANRealtek ALC892None
GA-B150M-D3H DDR3mATX4 x DDR31 x M.2 Key M1 x SATA Express6 x SATA 3Intel LANRealtek ALC892None
GA-B150M-HD3 DDR3mATX2 x DDR31 x M.2 Key M6 x SATA 3Realtek LANRealtek ALC887None

Although Gigabyte gave us the names of 14 motherboards coming out, we currently only have specs on ten. The reason Gigabyte didn't list the other four motherboards isn't clear at this time, but it is possible they won't be released in North America. Pricing and availability is not currently available.

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  • TechyInAZ
    Looks great! Glad to finally see budget boards coming out.
    Reply
  • ceh4702
    Need some budget CPU's to put on them now.
    Reply