GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards support the Intel Core processors, bringing together a unique blend of features and technologies that offer the absolute ultimate platform for your next PC build. From high current capable digital power delivery, performance-enhancing caching technologies, exclusive high-end audio features, advanced networking and device charging, gold plated hardware connectors and of course, killer good looks, GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards are in a class of their own.
Intel 8 series platform
Intel 8 series platform offers significant improvements in performance and power consumption with the Intel Core processors and Intel Z87 chipsets. As well as a boost in overall productivity, the HD4600 Intel processor graphics provide native 4K resolution playback over standard HDMI connectivity, with significantly higher frame rates in the DX11 3D game titles.
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 plus
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 plus debuts on GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards, with a range of features and component choices that provide record-breaking performance, cool and efficient operation and extended motherboard lifespan.
GIGABYTE uses all solid caps and low RDS MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures, providing up to 50000 hour component lifespan.
GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS
GIGABYTE motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', making users protected from BIOS failure due to virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.
High ESD protection for USB and LAN
GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards raise the bar in terms of protecting your system, providing advanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for both your Ethernet LAN and USB ports, both common sources of ESD-related failures. Each LAN and USB port is paired with a dedicated protection filter that can withstand high electrostatic discharges, protecting your system from common electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes.
One fuse per USB port
On GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards each USB port has its own dedicated power fuse that prevents unwanted USB port failure, helping to safe guard your important data during transfer
HDMI- Multimedia interface
HDMI is a high-definition multimedia Interface which provides up to 5 Gbps video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable. Able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. In addition, HDMI is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a video interface standard designed for carrying uncompressed digital video data and to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices, such as LCD monitors, digital projectors, and so on. In addition, the DVI interface is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection).
On/off charge technology
GIGABYTE on/off charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3x USB power feature, on/off charge enables devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger, more due to certain mobile phone limitations, users may need to connect the mobile phone to their PC before the PC enters S4/S5 mode to enable a quick charge from non on/off charge USB ports. Charging results may vary by model.
Intel small business advantage
GIGABYTE motherboards possess a range of features that are designed to offer vastly improved and simplified control over unmanaged IT infrastructure, with specific focus on security, data backup and raising productivity levels overall.
LAN optimizer - intelligent optimization network management tool
GIGABYTE LAN optimizer is designed to allow the user to manage different types of network traffic so that data streams such as HD media, web browsing or online gaming can be prioritized, taking precedence over large data downloads that tend to strangle overall network bandwidth.
GIGABYTE EZ setupProduct Highlights
GIGABYTE EZ setup combines several key utilities designed to simplify install and configuration procedures for several exclusive GIGABYTE apps including disk mode switch, smart connect, EZ rapid start and EZ smart response.
In The Box
- Supports Intel Core processors
- GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Plus technology
- GIGABYTE Hybrid digital power engine
- GIGABYTE 333 Onboard acceleration
- GIGABYTE on/off charge for USB devices
- LAN with high ESD protection
- HDMI, DVI, D-SUB
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