GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3 Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3 Socket 1150 Z97 DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 ATX

GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3 Socket 1150 Z97 DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 ATX

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  • Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel Core processors
  • Extreme multi graphics support
  • HD Audio support
  • LAN with high ESD Protection
  • GIGABYTE LAN Optimizer
  • Long lifespan Durable Solid caps
  • APP Center including EasyTune and Cloud Station utilities
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS

Specifications Overview

Model GA-Z97-HD3
Release Date May 2014

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series
Socket LGA1150
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel Z97
Supported Memory DDR3
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1800Mhz 1866Mhz 2000Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2400Mhz 2500Mhz 2600Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
LAN Chipset Realtek GbE LAN chip
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Wireless LAN
PCI-Express x16 Slots 2
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 32 GB
Onboard USB 2.0 3
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2 0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 0

Pros

  • Price
  • Good onboard audio

Cons

  • Realtek LAN chip
  • No M.2 or SATA Express support

Description

CPU
  1. Support for Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/ Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel® Pentium® processors/ Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1150 package
  2. L3 cache varies with CPU
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
Chipset
  1. Intel® Z97 Express Chipset
Memory
  1. 4 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
    * Due to a 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 the size of the physical memory installed.
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR3 3100(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2933(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2600(O.C.) / 2500(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 MHz memory modules
  4. Support for non-ECC memory modules
  5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Onboard Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor:
  1. 1 x D-Sub port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz
  2. 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz
    * The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
  3. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24Hz or 2560x1600@60Hz
    * Support for HDMI 1.4a version.
  4. Support for up to three displays at the same time
  5. Maximum shared memory of 1 GB
Audio
  1. Realtek® ALC887 codec
  2. High Definition Audio
  3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  4. Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
  1. 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.

  2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
    * The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the PCI Express x1 slots. The PCI Express x1 slots will become unavailable when a PCIe x4 expansion card is installed.
    * When installing a x8 or above card in the PCIEX4 slot, make sure to set PCIE Slot Configuration (PCH) in BIOS Setup to x4.

  3. 2 x PCI Express x1 slots
    (The PCIEX4 and PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)

  4. 2 x PCI slots
Multi-Graphics Technology
  1. Support for 2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technology
Storage Interface Chipset:
  1. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  2. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
USB Chipset:
  1. 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB headers)
  2. 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB headers)
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  4. 1 x CPU fan header
  5. 3 x system fan headers
  6. 1 x front panel header
  7. 1 x front panel audio header
  8. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  9. 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
  10. 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  11. 1 x serial port header
  12. 1 x parallel port header
  13. 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. 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  6. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  7. 1 x RJ-45 port
  8. 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Side Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
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 fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
BIOS
  1. 2 x 64 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS™
  4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Unique Features
  1. Support for APP Center
    * Available applications in APP Center may differ by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also differ depending on motherboard specifications.
    @BIOS
    EasyTune
    EZ Setup
    Fast Boot
    ON/OFF Charge
    Smart TimeLock
    Smart Recovery 2
    System Information Viewer
    USB Blocker
  2. Support for Q-Flash
  3. Support for Smart Switch
  4. Support for Xpress Install
Bundle Software
  1. Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
  2. Intel® Rapid Start Technology
  3. Intel® Smart Connect Technology
  4. Intel® Smart Response Technology
Operating System
  1. Support for Windows 8.1/8/7
Form Factor
  1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 19.0cm
Remark
  1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
  2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.


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