GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards combine a host of new and exciting technologies with the latest Intel Z77 Express Chipset, creating a unique range of motherboard designs that harness the outstanding performance of the new 3rd generation Intel Core processors. With an exclusive 'Digital' VRM design, GIGABYTE 3D Power and GIGABYTE 3D BIOS (Dual UEFI), GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards ensure exceptional power delivery and absolute control, with additional features that ensure an unrivaled experience on your next PC build.
Gigabyte 3D power: digital voltage, frequency and phase control
Utilizing an digital controller array, Gigabyte's 3D power features precise auto voltage compensation to deliver a steady flow of power to the system, no matter the loading. With digital controllers for the CPU (Vcore), users can make real-time adjustments with the exclusive Gigabyte 3D power utility, that include settings such as OVP (Over Voltage Protection), Load-line Calibration and on-the-fly PWM frequency adjustment.
3rd generation Intel Core processors
3rd generation Intel Core processors are based on the 3rd generation Intel Core processor architecture, manufactured using the latest 22 nm process to create a visually optimized processor platform. Based on the mature LGA 1155 socket, 3rd generation Intel Core processors feature up to four high-performance 64-bit processor cores and 8 MB of L3 cache smart cache, and overall performance when you need it most.
Designed for PCI Express Gen. 3 support
Gigabyte 7 series motherboards take advantage of the latest connectivity and expansion bus technologies available on the Intel platform. The 3rd generation Intel Core processor platform debuts the PCI Express gen. 3.0 expansion bus, allowing users to take advantage of the next generation, high-bandwidth discrete graphics card solutions.
Intel Smart Connect technology
Intel Smart Connect technology means that your email, favorite apps, and social networks are continually and automatically updated even when the system is asleep. No more waiting for the latest world news or friends' updates to be delivered - just press the 'on' button and you're up-to-date and ready to go.
Humidity can play havoc on a motherboard's circuitry. Gigabyte's glass fabric PCB design helps protect against electrical shorts due to humidity by reducing the gaps in spacing between PCB filaments.
Gigabyte Ultra Durable 4 classic motherboards feature high resistance ICs which help protect the motherboard against electrostatic discharge.
Power failure protection
Permanent damage from power surge or failure during BIOS update, can be avoided with Gigabyte DaulBIOS, which automatically enables a secondary, back up BIOS. Gigabyte also uses Anti-Surge ICs to protect the motherboard against power surges.
High temperature protection
Gigabyte uses all solid caps (Capacitors) and low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures, providing up to 50,000 hour component lifespan.
Lucid universal MVP support
Gigabyte 7 series motherboards support Lucid Virtu GPU virtualization technologies - optimized virtualization software that improves your PC's visuals, with faster response times, improved video processing and smoother media playback, all within a low power environment. Lucid Universal MVP also features Hyperformance, which eliminates redundant rendering tasks and predicts potential synchronization issues in the graphics delivery pipeline, producing faster frame rates, sharper visuals and reduced tearing.
Gigabyte EZ smart response
The Gigabyte EZ smart response utility is a simple application that allows users to quickly and easily configure their system for Intel smart response technology. In the past, enabling Intel smart response meant users needed to enter the BIOS in order to configure their system for RAID mode, which then required a complete reinstall of the operating system. Once that processes was complete, users then needed to install the Intel Rapid Storage Utility as well as configure Intel's smart response technology. Gigabyte EZ smart response does all of this automatically, without users having to perform a complicated install process. This allows them to quickly and effortlessly enjoy a significant boost in system performance.
Gigabyte EZ setup
Gigabyte EZ setup is an exclusive application that allows Gigabyte 7 series users to more easily configure and setup three important Intel Technologies on their system; Intel smart response, Intel rapid start and Intel smart connect. Gigabyte EZ setup makes it far easier to enjoy these technologies by greatly reducing the number of steps involved to install setup and configure your system.
Onboard mSATA support
Gigabyte 7 series motherboards feature an onboard mSATA slot allowing users to easily take advantage of advanced SSD-based technologies like Intel smart response and Intel rapid start. Mounting an affordable, low capacity mSATA SSD directly onto your motherboard can enhance your PC's performance with better overall desktop responsiveness, faster boot times and faster system resume from 'suspend to disk' and 'standby' modes.
Gigabyte 333 onboard acceleration
Gigabyte 7 series motherboards feature Gigabyte 333 onboard acceleration, that are designed help speed up data transfer, including SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, SATA revision 3.0 (6 Gbps) technology and an unprecedented 3x USB power boost on all USB ports for more power hungry USB devices.
Gigabyte on/off charge
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature on/off charge, a unique Gigabyte technology which allows you not only to charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, but also allows you to quick charge it. As an added bonus, it can even be charged when your PC is turned off, so even if you forget to plug it into your charger after you've synced up your music, it will be fully charged when you need it.
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.
Multi-display support with AMD CrossFireXProduct Highlights
AMD CrossFireX delivers the ultimate graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
In The Box
- Intel Rapid Start Technology
- Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H