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Gigabyte H55N-USB3 review

Astonishingly good H55 board, a high-end performer in a tiny package

By  from PCFormat Issue 248
Product Type
Desktop Motherboard
Chipset Manufacturer
Intel
Chipset Model
H55 Express
Onboard Video
On-board Video Chipset
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots
1
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Socket
Socket H LGA-1156
Brand Name
Gigabyte
Form Factor
Mini ITX
Processor Supported
Core i5, Core i7, Core i3
Total Processor Supported
1
Maximum Memory
8 GB
Green Compliant
Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
WEEE, RoHS
64-bit Processing
Yes
Number of Memory Slots
2
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
Intel
Audio Channels
7.1
Gigabit Ethernet
Yes
Number of SATA Interfaces
5
Number of Total Expansion Slots
1
eSATA
Yes
HDMI
Yes
DVI
Yes
Network (RJ-45)
Yes
Total Number of USB Ports
6
Number of USB 3.0 Ports
2
PS/2 Port
Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports
1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports
2
Total Number of PCI Express Slots
1
Processor Technology
Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
Width
170 mm
Depth
170 mm
Manufacturer
GIGABYTE Technology, Inc
Product Model
GA-H55N-USB3
Product Name
GA-H55N-USB3 Desktop Motherboard
Controller Type
Serial ATA/300
Manufacturer Part Number
GA-H55N-USB3
Manufacturer Website Address
http://uk.giga-byte.com
Marketing Information

Supporting the latest Intel Core i7, Core i5 and Core i3 processors featuring the first time ever integrated graphics on chip and LGA 1156 socket(Core i5 and Core i3 processors only), GIGABYTE H5x series motherboards set a new standard in multimedia platform for high definition contents playback. With the GPU integrated directly into the processor die, GIGABYTE H5x motherboards support 2 channel DDR3 memory, wide range of display interfaces that includes VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort (Depends on model). Additionally, the GIGABYTE H5x Series are optimized for greater graphics performance by enabling overclocking the GPU core frequency for a performance gain of up to 13%.

Package Contents
  • GA-H55N-USB3 Desktop Motherboard
  • Motherboard driver disk
  • User Manual
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • 2 x SATA cables
  • I/O Shield

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