Monday, June 1st 2015

GIGABYTE Shows off Entry-level Z170-HD3 Motherboard

GIGABYTE showed off its entry-level ATX motherboard based on Intel Z170 chipset, the Z170-HD3. This socket LGA1151 board, ready for 6th generation Core "Skylake" processors, offers a basic feature-set for single graphics card gaming PC builds. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors, and conditions it for the CPU with a 7-phase VRM. The CPU socket is wired to four DDR4 DIMM slots, supporting dual-channel DDR4 memory.

Expansion slots on the Z170-HD3 include one PCI-Express 3.0 x16, a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x4, wired to the PCH), and two each of PCI-Express 2.0 x1 and legacy PCI. Storage connectivity includes 32 Gb/s M.2 (PCI-Express 3.0 x4 physical layer), two SATA-Express 16 Gb/s, and six SATA 6 Gb/s. Display outputs include one each of D-Sub, dual-link DVI, and HDMI 2.0. Six USB 3.0 ports, gigabit Ethernet (Realtek controller), and 8-channel HD audio with audio-grade capacitors and ground-layer isolation make for the rest of its modern connectivity.
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4 Comments on GIGABYTE Shows off Entry-level Z170-HD3 Motherboard

#1
Uplink10
We do not need legacy hardware:
-PCI slots
-VGA
-DVI
And what the hell happened to the Display Port?
I see they are not following with their promise of phasing out legacy video connectors by 2015.
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#2
dj-electric
Unlike the Z97-HD3, this board looks like it can actually be suitable for overclocking
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#3
Chaitanya
Uplink10, post: 3290223, member: 154252"
We do not need legacy hardware:
-PCI slots
-VGA
-DVI
And what the hell happened to the Display Port?
I see they are not following with their promise of phasing out legacy video connectors by 2015.
All of these are still in use in industry. I use COM port on a daily basis for my software projects. It may be useless for you doesnt mean its useless for everybody else. Also this is Gigabytes OEM/channel series motherboard not their OC/Gaming board.
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#4
jmcslob
That's probably the nicest "Entry Level" board I've eve seen...
Ready for everything you have and ready for what you want
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