revolutionary GIGABYTE 3D BIOS application is based on GIGABYTE UEFI
DualBIOS™ technology and is available to consumers in two exclusive
modes of interaction, providing enthusiast and mainstream users with
a choice of unique and powerful graphical interfaces.
UEFI DualBIOS™ Technology
the heart of this exciting 3D BIOS technology is a pair of physical
BIOS ROMs containing GIGABYTE's exclusive in-house designed UEFI
BIOS technology. With a superior graphical interface capable of
32-bit color imaging and fluid user-friendly mouse navigation, UEFI
DualBIOS™ makes BIOS configuration a new and exciting experience for
novice and experienced users alike. UEFI BIOS also brings native
support for large hard drives on 64-bit operating systems.
to provide an extremely streamlined and user-friendly BIOS
environment, GIGABYTE's exclusive 3D mode offers a fully interactive
and illustrative GUI that allows users to easily and intuitively
make key adjustments to the UEFI BIOS settings for optimum
performance. 3D Mode allows novice or casual users to more clearly
understand the areas of the motherboard that are being affected
through the BIOS settings, gaining a clearer understanding of the
mode provides a more comprehensive UEFI BIOS environment that is
designed specifically for overclockers and power users who want
maximum control over their PC's hardware. GIGABTYE's signature
M.I.T. tuning technology can be found alongside fully configurable
parameters for GIGABTE's all new digital 3D Power engine. In short,
advanced mode combines the signature GIGABYTE BIOS expertise you've
come to expect, wrapped a slick, new and optimized graphical UEFI
New 3rd generation Intel®Core™
processors are based on the new 3rd generation Intel®Core™
processor architecture, manufactured using the latest 22nm process
to create a visually optimized processor platform. Based on the
mature LGA 1155 socket, 3rd generation Intel®Core™
processors feature up to four high-performance 64-bit processor
cores and 8MB of L3 cache Smart Cache, and overall performance when
you need it most.
Designed for PCI
Express Gen.3 Support
7 series motherboards take advantage of the latest connectivity and
expansion bus technologies available on the Intel platform. The 3rd
processor platform debuts the new PCI Express gen. 3.0 expansion
bus, allowing users to take advantage of the next generation,
high-bandwidth discrete graphics card solutions.
* PCIE Gen.3 is dependent on CPU and expansion card compatibility.
Durable™ 4 Classic
Humidity can play havoc on a motherboard's
circuitry.GIGABYTE's new Glass Fabric PCB design helps
protect against electrical shorts due to humidity by
reducing the gaps in spacing between PCB filaments.
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Classic motherboards feature High
ESD Resistance ICs which help protect the motherboard
against electrostatic discharge.
Power Failure Protection
Permanent damage from power surge or failure during BIOS
update, can be avoided with GIGABYTE DaulBIOS, which
automatically enables a secondary, back up BIOS.
GIGABYTE also uses Anti-Surge ICs to protect the motherboard
against power surges.
GIGABYTE uses All Solid Caps (Capacitors) and Low RDS(on)
MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures,
providing up to 50,000* hour component lifespan.
Start Technology™ gets your device up and running faster from even
the deepest sleep. This means users will be able to experience
almost zero power draw from their PC, but be able to resume Windows®7
is a few seconds without having the PC go through a full system
boot. With Intel®Rapid
Start Technology the previous session resumes to the exact as it
was, so that applications are still in the same state and no
application data is lost.
Connect Technology means that your email, favorite apps, and social
networks are continually and automatically updated even when the
system is asleep. No more waiting for the latest world news or
friends' updates to be delivered¡ªjust press the 'on' button and
you're up-to-date and ready to go.
Auto Sync with Cloud
No manual interaction required to synchronize with cloud services.
Email, social media, and cloud apps always updated and available at
7 series motherboards feature an onboard mSATA slot allowing users
to easily take advantage of advanced SSD-based technologies like
Response and Intel®Rapid
Start. Mounting an affordable, low capacity mSATA SSD directly onto
your motherboard can enhance your PC's performance with better
overall desktop responsiveness, faster boot times and faster system
resume from 'Suspend to Disk' and 'Standby' modes.
The GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response utility is a simple application that
allows users to quickly and easily configure their system for Intel®Smart
Response Technology. In the past, enabling Intel®Smart
Response meant users needed to enter the BIOS in order to configure
their system for RAID mode, which then required a complete reinstall
of the operating system. Once that processes was complete, users
then needed to install the Intel®Rapid
Storage Utility as well as configure Intel's Smart Response
Technology. GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response does all of this
automatically, without users having to perform a complicated install
process. This allows them to quickly and effortlessly enjoy a
significant boost in system performance.
GIGABYTE EZ Setup
EZ Setup is an exclusive application that allows GIGABYTE 7 series
users to more easily configure and setup three important Intel
Technologies on their new system; Intel®Smart
Response, Intel®Rapid Start and Intel®Smart
Connect. GIGABYTE EZ Setup makes it far easier to enjoy these
technologies by greatly reducing the number of steps involved to
install setup and configure your system.
With updated and improved processor
graphics and multimedia, 3rd generation Intel®Core™
processors offer you the best possible media and entertainment
experience. Native support for multiple digital displays, plus
DirectX 11 capable graphics, Intel®Quick
Sync Video 2.0 and Intel®HD
Graphics 4000/2500 ensure you can enjoy new levels of 3D gaming and
HD content manipulation.
Faster media encoding
Saves your valuable time when create and edit video, synchronize it
with other devices, and share it¨Cat home and on the internet. Intel
Quick Sync Video uses hardware on the processor, instead of
software, to accelerate video encoding.
DirectX 11 Support
Microsoft DirectX 11 provides eye-popping 3D visuals found for
today's latest PC games and is designed to be more efficient,
leverage the power of today's multi-core processors, and provide
support for sophisticated shading and texturing techniques such as
50,000 Hours All Solid Capacitors
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable motherboards
are equipped with solid capacitors. With an average lifespan of
50,000 hours, these solid capacitors provide the stability,
reliability and longevity essential to meet the power needs of
high-end processors and other components running today's most
demanding applications and games.
50000 hours of work time is calculated at 85? ambient temperature.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0
GIGABYTE motherboards boast
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology made possible through an additional
onboard host controller. With superfast transfer rates of up to 5
Gbps, users are able to experience a theoretical 10x improvement
over USB 2.0. Additionally, backwards compatibility with USB 2.0
assures users of long term use of their legacy USB 2.0 devices.
SATA 6 Gbps
GIGABYTE motherboards are High-Speed
SATA Revision 3.0 compatible, delivering superfast 6Gbps link speeds
for twice the data transfer rates of SATA Revision 2.0 (3 Gbps).
When used in RAID 0 (Stripe) mode, they offer even faster data
transfer rates of up to a theoretical 4x the speed of current SATA
3x USB Power Boost
GIGABYTE motherboards feature a 3x
USB power boost, delivering greater compatibility and extra power
for USB devices. GIGABYTE¡¯s unique USB power design is also able to
efficiently regulate output over the full voltage range, which
greatly enhances USB device compatibility. In addition, dedicated
lower resistance fuses ensure lower voltage drops, and provide more
stable and plentiful power delivery.
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.
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 highly acclaimed 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...more
certain mobile phone limitations, users may need to connect the
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.
*Whether to support 3X USB power design, it may vary by models.
Multi-display support with AMD
AMD CrossFireX™ delivers the ultimate
graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest
frame rates without compromising on resolution.
HDMI™-The Next Generation Multimedia
HDMI™ is a High-Definition Multimedia
Interface which provides up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth
and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable. Able to
transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI™
ensures the crispest 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 (Digital Visual Interface) is a
video interface standard designed for carrying uncompressed digital
video data and to maximize the visual quality of digital display
devices, such as LCD monitors, digital projectors, and so on. In
addition, the DVI interface is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth
Digital Content Protection).
ErP Lot 6 support
The ErP (also known as Energy-Related
Products Directive) is part of the European Union's environmental
regulations policy. It is based on concern for the environmental as the
proliferation of electronic devices continues, and how to improve energy
efficiency for a better and greener life. GIGABYTE supports ErP and
produces motherboards that help you effectively improve system
- by Shu_M @Jul 31, 2013
Support for Intel®Core™
i5 processors/ Intel®Core™
in the LGA1155 package
L3 cache varies with CPU
processors require a graphic card, please refer "CPU support List" for
x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
* Due to 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 4 GB.
Dual channel memory
Support for DDR3
1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
* To support DDR3 1600 MHz, you must install an Intel 22nm CPU.
Support for non-ECC
Support for Extreme
Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
* To support XMP memory, you must install an Intel 22nm CPU.
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more
Integrated Graphics Processor:
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port,
supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
* The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
1 x HDMI port,
supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
Realtek ALC887 codec
High Definition 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
Support for S/PDIF Out
GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
(The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is
to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
* The PCI Express x16 slot supports up to PCI Express 2.0 standard
when an Intel 32nm (Sandy Bridge) CPU is installed.
1 x PCI Express x16
slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
2 x PCI Express x1 slots
(The PCIEX4 and PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0
2 x PCI slots
for AMD CrossFireX™ technology
2 x SATA 6Gb/s
connectors (SATA3 0/1) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
3 x SATA 3Gb/s
connectors (SATA2 2/3/4) supporting up to 3 SATA 3Gb/s devices
1 x mSATA connector
Support for RAID 0, RAID
1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
* When a RAID set is built across the SATA 6Gb/s and SATA 3Gb/s
channels, the system performance of the RAID set may vary depending
on the devices being connected.
Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0
ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the
internal USB header)
* In Windows XP, the Intel USB 3.0 ports can support up to USB 2.0
Up to 8 USB 2.0/1.1
ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the
internal USB headers)
Internal I/O Connectors
x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power
2 x SATA 6Gb/s
3 x SATA 3Gb/s
1 x mSATA connector
1 x CPU fan header
3 x system fan headers
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio
1 x S/PDIF Out header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x serial port header
1 x Trusted Platform
Module (TPM) header
Back Panel Connectors
x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x HDMI port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
3 x audio jacks (Line
System voltage detection
CPU/System fan speed
CPU overheating warning
CPU/System fan fail
CPU/System fan speed
* Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported
will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.
x 64 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI EFI
Support for DualBIOS™
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM
BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a
Support for @BIOS
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress
Support for Xpress
Support for eXtreme Hard
Support for Auto Green
Support for ON/OFF
Support for Q-Share
Support for LAN
Optimizer (Intelligent optimization network management tool)
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Factor; 30.5cm x 21.5cm
Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset
vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website
or 3rd party website.
vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP
SP1/SP2. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update
them on the GIGABYTE website.
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Hummmmm... what can I say? I picked up this card during a sale and it really is working nicely. It was cheap, but it's awesome with the i5 I got with it for my budget gamer PC. For everyday user it's a must.
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