GIGABYTE B75M-D3H Motherboard

The Socket 1155 GIGABYTE B75M-D3H motherboard – priced at only R930 – is ready for Intel’s 3rd generation processors, the Ivy Bridge CPUs. Being part of the B75-series of new GIGABYTE motherboards, the B75M-D3H includes the Intel SBA (Small Business Advantage) hardware-based security and productivity suite to keep your data secure and increase employee productivity.

Also included, is Intel Smart Connect Technology  – this means that your email, favorite apps, and social networks are continually and automatically updated even when the system is asleep. No more waiting for your friends’ updates or the latest news to be delivered – just press the ‘on’ button and you’re up-to-date and ready to go. 

Even though the B75M-D3H is made for Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors it still allows use of the Sandy Bridge processor. The B75M-D3H also supports the DDR3 1600, DDR3 1333 and DDR3 1066 MHz memory modules. In fact, it even supports non-ECC memory modules. This really is a good all-round motherboard. (It even supports on/off quick charging for the 3rd generation iPad!)

Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Motherboard

GIGABYTE B75M-D3H specifications:

CPU supported
  1. Support for Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/ Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel® Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1155 package
  2. L3 cache varies with CPU
Chipset
  1. Intel® B75 Express Chipset
Memory
  1. 4 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.
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
    * To support DDR3 1600 MHz, you must install an Intel 22nm CPU.
  4. Support for non-ECC memory modules
  5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    * To support XMP memory, you must install an Intel 22nm CPU.
Onboard Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor:

  1. 1 x D-Sub port
  2. 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920×1200
    * The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
  3. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920×1200
Audio
  1. Realtek ALC887 codec
  2. High Definition Audio
  3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    * 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 audio driver.
  4. Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
  1. 1 x Realtek GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
  1. 1 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.
  2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
    (The PCIEX4 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  3. 2 x PCI slots
Multi-Graphics Technology
  1. Support for AMD CrossFireX™ technology
Storage Interface
  1. 1 x SATA 6Gb/s connector (SATA3 0) supporting up to 1 SATA 6Gb/s device
  2. 5 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2 1~5) supporting up to 5 SATA 3Gb/s devices
USB
  1. Up to 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
  2. Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB headers)
    * In Windows XP, the Intel USB 3.0 ports can support up to USB 2.0 transfer speed.
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 1 x SATA 6Gb/s connector
  4. 5 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
  5. 1 x CPU fan header
  6. 1 x system fan header
  7. 1 x front panel header
  8. 1 x front panel audio header
  9. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  10. 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
  11. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  12. 1 x serial port header
  13. 1 x parallel port
  14. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
  15. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  2. 1 x D-Sub port
  3. 1 x DVI-D port
  4. 1 x HDMI port
  5. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  6. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  7. 1 x RJ-45 port
  8. 3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
  1. System voltage detection
  2. CPU/System temperature detection
  3. CPU/System fan speed detection
  4. CPU overheating warning
  5. CPU/System fan fail warning
  6. CPU/System fan speed control
    * Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install.
BIOS
  1. 2 x 64 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS™
  4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a
Unique Features
  1. Support for @BIOS
  2. Support for Q-Flash
  3. Support for Xpress Install
  4. Support for Xpress Recovery2
  5. Support for Auto Green
  6. Support for ON/OFF Charge
  7. Support for Q-Share
  8. Support for LAN Optimizer (Intelligent optimization network management tool)
Bundle Software
  1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
  2. Intel® Rapid Start Technology
  3. Intel® Smart Connect Technology
  4. Intel® Small Business Advantage
Operating System
  1. Support for Microsoft® Windows 7/XP
Price
    R930

Read more about the GIGABYTE Intel Small Business Advantage package.

Date: 08 May 2012