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 5 Plus
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 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.
Heat sink design
GIGABYTE motherboards feature heatsink designs that offer uncompromisingly efficient cooling on key areas of the motherboard including the PWM area and chipset (PCH). GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards offer both passive, active and water cooling support of the crucial PWM area so even the most aggressive and extreme configurations will be kept well within optimal thermal parameters.
All IR digital CPU power design
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 Plus motherboards use industry-leading PWM controllers and PowIRstage ICs and from International Recifier. These components are 100% digital, offering incredible precision in delivering power to your Intel processor. Designed from the ground up to complement each other, these industry-leading PWM controllers and PowIRstage ICs from IR are optimized for cool and efficient operation, allowing users to get the absolute maximum performance from their next PC build.
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.
10 USB 3.0 ports
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 plus motherboards offer more high speed connectivity than ever before, packing up to 10 USB 3.0 ports per board. Each of these 10 USB 3.0 ports are also provided with a dedicated fuse, ensuring that an unexpected malfunction on one port, will affect only that port, isolating potential damage and protecting other connected devices.
Durable solid caps
GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards integrate the absolute best quality solid state capacitors that are rated to perform at maximum efficiency for extended periods, even in extreme performance configurations. This provides peace of mind for end users who want to push their system hard, yet demand absolute reliability and stability.
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.
Gold plated CPU socket
GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards come equipped with a gold plated CPU socket, which means that enthusiasts can enjoy absolute reliability and longevity for the CPU socket overtime, without having any concerns about corroded pins and bad contacts.
2 x copper PCB
GIGABYTE's exclusive 2 x copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.
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
Gaming headphone amplifier (front headphone)
GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards feature a high capacity headphone amplifier which is able to drive 600 Ω loads, allowing gamers to enjoy a fuller range of dynamic sound with crisper details and less distortion when using high quality professional headphones. Featuring a wide bandwidth, low noise, high slew rate and low distortion, GIGABYE 8 series motherboards are ideal for professional audio usage and gaming enthusiasts.
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge 2
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology is revised and upgraded on all GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards, with comprehensive and enhanced charging support for a broad range of devices that include those that run both iOS and Android. Users can enjoy fast AC charging over USB on mobile devices, even when the PC is turned off.
Intel Gigabit LAN
The GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards come equipped with Intel Gigabit LAN networking, a popular choice with gamers that features several performance-enhancing features such as advanced interrupt handling to help reduce CPU overhead and Jumbo Frame support for extra large data packets.
GIGABYTE OPT fan support
GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards feature OPT fan support, an additional CPU fan pin header that can be used to connect a water pump and configured for continuous full speed operation. The OPT fan is also useful for high performance coolers employing two fans.
Multi-display support with CrossFire and SLI
Flexible graphics capabilities supported for either CrossFire or SLI action, delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
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).
Display port support
Selected GIGABYTE motherboards feature DisplayPort, a next generation graphics display interface that delivers up to 10.8 Gbps of bandwidth over standard cables, providing billions of colors with the fastest refresh rates and the greatest color depths.
GIGABYTE Smart Fan 2Product Highlights
As well as offering more system fans than ever before, GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards feature updated and improved CPU and system fan speed controls, with individual airflow and speed settings available via a dedicated digital controller. GIGABYTE Smart Fan 2 allows you to configure CPU fans and system fans.
In The Box
- Supports Intel Core processors
- GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 plus technology
- All IR digital power design
- 15 µ gold plated CPU socket
- Multi-GPU support
- Durable black solid capacitors
- GIGABYTE On/Off Charge 2 for USB devices
- Intel LAN with high ESD protection
- Heatsink design for better cooling
- Realtek ALC898 with high quality 110dB SNR HD audio
- Onboard quick buttons
- Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H