Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot running at x16 ,1 x PCI Express x16 slot running at x8 ,3 x PCI Express x1 slots,2 x PCI slots
Expansion Slots: Support for 2-Way AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI technology
Back Panel Connectors: 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port ,1 x HDMI port 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector, 1 x IEEE 1394 port, 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports,
Back Panel Connectors: 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports, 1 x RJ-45 port, 6 x audio jacks,
USB: Up to 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports , Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports , up to 2 IEEE 1394 ports
Internal I/O Connectors: 1 x serial port header, 1 x clearing CMOS jumper, 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
Storage Interface: 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors , 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors ,Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10,
Storage Interface: 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1
Audio: Realtek ALC889 codec , High Definition Audio ,2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, Dolby Home Theater, LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbit
Supports for LGA1155 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors, Touch BIOS delivers the innovative new way to modify BIOS, Optimize Intel Smart Response Technology with pre-bundled 20GB mSATA SSD, Ultra Durable 3 technology with 2oz copper PCB design, Supports USB 3.0 with superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, High speed SATA3 storage interface with superfast 6Gbps link speed, GIGABYTE 3x USB Power with On/Off Charge USB ports, SLI and CrossFireX multi-graphics support for ultimate graphics performance, Hybrid EFI technology with DualBIOS for 3TB HDD support, HDMI graphics output for smoother HD video playback, XHD technology accelerating hard drive performance with ease, Features high speed Gigabit Ethernet connection, GIGABYTE DualBIOS technology delivering highest level failure protection,
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a very nice mother board, and the built-in SSD definitely speeds up disk access. One warning: If you're using it with an i5, be sure to update the BIOS and all the drivers and utilities as soon as possible. The BIOS version that came with mine (F2) was completely unstable under conservative settings. By unstable, I mean sending Firefox into an unresponsive state every few minutes, disk errors, and lockups.
Updating the BIOS is fairly easy with GigaByte's @BIOS utility, but you it doesn't like to download the proper version. So download the BIOS to a file (F5 was the latest when I did this) and then have @BIOS use that file instead of the server.
It has two RAID controllers, one by Intel that supports 5 drives (2 SATA III and 3 SATA II) in addition to the SSD, and one by Marvell that only supports 2 but adds a couple of SATA III ports to your system. Boot volumes can only be 2 TB in Windows 7, but non-boot volumes can be setup as GPTs that can be larger...
The motherboard bricked after a few months of use.
I've been using it for over 2 years. It was dead once and I got it exchanged under warranty. Gigabyte sent me a replacement fairly quickly, but the refurbished board I received wasn't really perfect. The SSD goes dead once in a while and I have to reset the cache setting to restore it. No data loss but very annoying.
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