GIGABYTE-GA-Z87M-D3H-Review-01 Review

GIGABYTE GA-Z87M-D3H Motherboard Review, Design and Testing Performance

After exploring the flagship of GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5, it’s time to pay attention to more affordable models, which traditionally account for a significant portion of sales of any company.

Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z87M-D3H is one of the most affordable models on the market as of July 2013, made ​​on the basis of the flagship chipset Intel Z87 Express. The review and find out exactly what features you get for 130 dollars.

Specification Detail:




GA-Z87M-D3H (rev 1.0)


Intel Z87 Express

CPU socket

Socket LGA1150

Supported Processors

Intel Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron fourth Generation

Memory in use

1333/1600/2933 MHz up in the dispersal

Memory Support

4 x 1,5 in the DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32GB of memory

Supports dual channel operation

Expansion Slots

1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (CPU)

1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 (PCH)


x16 + x4

2 x PCI

Disk Subsystem

Intel Z87 Express chipset supports:

6 x SATA 6Gb / s ports with support for 6 devices SATA 6 Gb / s

Support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 10


1 x Realtek RTL8111F (10/100/1000 Mb / s)

Sound system

Channel Realtek ALC892 codec

2/4/5.1/7.1-channel sound

S / PDIF Out


24-pin ATX power connector

8-pin ATX12V power connector


Fan connector 1 x CPU (4-pin)

3 x system fan connector connection (4-pin)


Aluminum radiator for the MOSFET

Aluminum heatsink on the chipset

External I / O ports

1 x HDMI

1 x DVI-D

1 x D-Sub
1 x PS / 2 keyboard and mouse

1 x LAN (RJ45)

4 x USB 3.0

2 x USB 2.0

6 x audio ports

Internal I / O ports

1 x USB 3.0 with support for each connection of two USB 3.0 (19-pin)

3 x USB 2.0, each connecting two supporting USB 2.0

6 x SATA 6 Gb/s

1 x TPM

1 x COM

1 x LPT

1 x audio output connector on the front panel

1 x S / PDIF out

1 x front panel connector block

1 x Clear CMOS jumper



2 x 64 Mbit

PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a


User’s Manual;

brochure describing the guarantee;

CD with drivers and utilities;

Cable 2 x SATA;

1 x plug the interface board.

Packing and Content:

GIGABYTE-GA-Z87M-D3H-Review-02Package design is made in accordance with the new design, mainly in black. In addition to the name of the manufacturer and model of the motherboard is necessary to highlight the device’s original concept Ultra Durable 4 Plus, which includes the following features:

Cool Ultra:

For cooling the chipset and the power components of the motherboard heatsinks new sample, which show increased efficiency.

Performance Ultra:

Element base motherboard recruited exclusively from high quality components such as solid-state capacitors and MOSFETs Low RDS (on) of low channel resistance, capable of operating at high temperatures for more than 50,000 hours.

Ultra Safe:

Motherboard is equipped with two chips to update the BIOS (main and backup) that will allow you to avoid the visit to the service center in the event of failure of one of the chips or a problem with updating BIOS. Also separately noted the presence of additional protection of USB ports and LAN against electrostatic discharges. Each LAN and USB port is paired with a special protective filter that is able to withstand severe electrostatic discharge, which protects the system from power surges and during thunderstorms.

GIGABYTE-GA-Z87M-D3H-Review-03Reverse side of the box reserved for the further description of the main advantages of the motherboard, completed its schematic representation. We list the most interesting, namely PCB extra protection against moisture and high temperatures, supporting AMD CrossFireX, an increased amount of gold in the contacts of the socket support three video interfaces, and use a separate fuse for each USB port on the interface panel that in case of failure one of them will work fine the rest.

GIGABYTE-GA-Z87M-D3H-Review-04A relatively inexpensive solution includes only the most necessary accessories, such as: CD, two SATA cables and plug the interface board.