GIGABYTE GA-H87M-D3H Motherboard Review, Design and Testing Performance

Design Layout:

It is stylish and discreet design, looking at that is very difficult to convince yourself that before you model cost about $ 100. Dark brown circuit board microATX form factor is combined with the black ports and expansion slots, and decorative elements in the form of strips of yellow color on the radiators of the cooling system make new items look more alive.

As for the placement of key components, then we have a typical current models GIGABYTE arrangement, devoid of any major defects. You can highlight, is that the combined position of the ports SATA, where four of the six interfaces are wired perpendicular to the surface of the PCB, while the remaining two – in parallel. Also noteworthy is the fact that the installed graphics card is blocked access to the latches on the DIMM-slots.

On Back of the PCB, which with the exception of the base plate of the socket is completely devoid of significant items, you can pay attention to the fact that the radiator is responsible for cooling the chipset is not secured with screws, and using plastic clips. But this is not any disadvantage due to the low heat generation Intel H87 Express.

At the bottom of the PCB has the following ports and connectors: block connecting the front panel audio jacks, S / PDIF Out, Ports COM, TPM and LPT, as well as connecting the front panel header. In addition there are three pads for connecting ports USB 2.0. Total on board the chipset supports eight ports USB 2.0: six domestic and two on the interface panel.

Right side of the board has six SATA 6 Gb/s. There is support for SATA RAID 0 arrays, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10. Get attention to the 19-pin USB 3.0, which is used for the implementation of two external interfaces USB 3.0. All on board with the chipset provides support six ports USB 3.0: two internal and four on the interface panel.

GIGABYTE GA-H87M-D3H equipped with four DIMM-slots for memory modules standard DDR3, which are equipped with latches on both sides. Memory can operate in dual channel mode. To implement the memory strip must be installed either in the first and third or second and fourth slots. Supported modules operating at frequencies up to 1600 MHz. The maximum amount of memory can be up to 32 GB, which is enough for any tasks.