Supports 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Plus Technology
IR® Digital CPU Power Design
GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™
15µ Gold-Plated CPU Socket
Durable Black Solid Capacitors
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge™ for USB devices
Intel® LAN with High ESD Protection
Supports CFOS Speed Internet Accelerator Software
HDMI 1.4, DVI, D-SUB
GIGABYTE 8 Series Motherboards
GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards support the latest 4th Generation 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.
Next Gen Intel® 8 Series Platform
The latest Intel 8 Series platform offers significant improvements in performance and power consumption with the latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Z87 chipsets. As well as a boost in overall productivity, the latest HD4600 Intel® processor graphics provide native 4K resolution playback over standard HDMI connectivity, with significantly higher frame rates in the latest DX11 3D game titles.
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.
Display Port Support
Selected GIGABYTE motherboards feature DisplayPort, a next generation graphics display interface that delivers up to 10.8Gbps of bandwidth over standard cables, providing billions of colors with the fastest refresh rates and the greatest color depths.
HDMI™ - The Next Generation Multimedia Interface
HDMI™ is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gbps video transmitting bandwidth and eight-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 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) 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.
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.
All New Heat Sink Design
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Plus motherboards feature new 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.
IR® Digital CPU Power Design
GIGABYTE motherboards use industry-leading PWM controllers and PowIRstage™ ICs and from International Rectifier®. These components are 100% digital, offering incredible precision in delivering power to your 4th Generation 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.
GIGABYTE Exclusive Ultra-Durable Technologies
Durable Black 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. With ultra-low ESR no matter how high the CPU loading, these exclusive capacitors also come in customized jet black, exclusively on GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards.
"Rated for an unprecedented 10,000 hours of intensive operation at an incredible 105°C" – Nippon Chemi-Con
* Features and Actual component specifications may vary by model.
High ESD Protection for USB and LAN (USB 3.0 only)
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.
One Fuse per USB Port (USB 3.0 only)
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
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 latest 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
Many of today's third party water cooling systems require CPU fan power support for both the cooling fan and the water pump. 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.
GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™
Take control of how your BIOS looks and feels with a fully customizable UI
Adjust overclocking and performance settings in real-time
Smooth mouse control and shortcuts for fast navigation
GIGABYTE's new Dashboard mode allows users to have complete access to all data related to your motherboards key components including CPU, graphics and memory clocks, temperatures and voltages. For the first time ever, overclockers can adjust CPU clock, frequency and voltage settings in real-time within BIOS. This massively saves time, allowing users to find optimal settings without having to reboot.
GIGABYTE App Center
GIGABYTE App Center gives you easy access to wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE App Center allows you to launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system.
Simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings
Adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment
System-related information display without the need to install additional software
GIGABYTE Smart Fan 2
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.
The new and updated GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system's BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface by automatically downloading the latest version from the GIGABYTE servers.
GIGABYTE EZ Setup
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.