This Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2P-B3 (rev. 1.0) motherboard incorporates an Intel approved Intersil PWM controller that is VRD 12 (Voltage Regulator Down) compliant. This means that it offers features that include SerialVID (SVID) which transfers power management information between the processor and voltage regulator controller, allowing more robust and efficient signaling control between the CPU and PWM controller - hence, delivering a more energy efficient platform.
High quality components and CPU power design
Gigabyte Ultra Durable motherboard also features ferrite core chokes with higher energy efficiency compared to more common iron core chokes and Lower RDS MOSFETs which feature lower resistance, i.e. reduced power consumption and heat. Gigabyte has further improved on the CPU VRM area by increasing the power phases design. This allows for more stable power delivery to the CPU, as well as help smooth out power ripple and noise which is important for clean CPU power delivery.
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 technology 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.
108 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) playback
Gigabyte has made Blu-ray audio playback a standard for this motherboard. Gigabyte's motherboard features higher capability audio solution with 108 dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback quality to deliver high-performance, multi-channel HD audio. SNR is a comparison of the amount of signal to the amount of noise such as hiss present in the signal. A higher SNR equals a better audio experience.
DualBIOS HDD support
Gigabyte DualBIOS is a patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when the main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, Gigabyte DualBIOS allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating. In addition, Gigabyte DualBIOS supports hard drive booting without the need for partitioning, and enables more data storage on a single hard drive.
3x USB power boost
Gigabyte motherboard features a 3x USB power boost, delivering greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices. Gigabyte's unique USB power design is also able to efficiently regulate output over the full voltage range, which greatly enhances USB device compatibility. In addition, dedicated lower resistance fuses ensure lower voltage drops, and provide more stable and plentiful power delivery.
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).
AutoGreen - greening your PC via Bluetooth cell phone
AutoGreen technology can automatically save power by simply putting your PC in a state of sleep when your Bluetooth cell phone is out of range of your computer.
ErP lot 6 support
The ErP (also known as Energy-Related Products Directive) is part of the European Union's environmental regulations policy. It is based on concern for the environmental as the proliferation of electronic devices continues, and how to improve energy efficiency for a better and greener life. GIGABYTE supports ErP and produces motherboard that helps you effectively improve system efficiency.