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GIGABYTE GA-H81.Amp-UP LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel H81
  • 4th Generation Intel Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron
  • DDR3 1600/1333
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GIGABYTE GA-H81 - Amp-Up LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gbps USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
 
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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 power delivery, performance-enhancing caching technologies, exclusive high-end audio features, advanced networking and device charging, 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® H81 chipsets. As well as a boost in overall productivity, the latest HD4600 Intel® processor graphics provide significantly higher frame rates in the latest DX11 3D game titles.


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Gold Plated Audio Hardware

GIGABYTE Motherboards pack top quality gold plated audio connectors for improved connectivity and long lasting durability. Gold has superb signal conductivity and will not tarnish over extended periods of use. The ALC898 audio codec is also shielded by a gold plated cover which eliminates electrostatic interference.


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Nichicon High End Audio Capacitors

GIGABYTE Motherboards use the highest quality Nichicon high end audio capacitors. These professional audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers.


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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.


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Ultra Performance

GIGABYTE uses All Solid Caps (Capacitors) and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures to provide a longer lifespan.


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Audio Noise Guard

Audio Noise Guard with Path Lighting
GIGABYTE motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board's sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level. LED trace path lighting Illuminates to show the separation of the PCB layers.


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HDMI™ – The Next Generation Multimedia Interface

HDMI™ is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gbps 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.


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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 charging from your PC can be as fast as with a wall-charger.


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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.


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Ultra-Safe

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.


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GIGABYTE EasyTune

GIGABYTE EasyTune provides a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings.

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.


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GIGABYTE @BIOS

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.


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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.


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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


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4K Ultra HD Support

4K resolution is the next technological milestone in high-definition content delivery, utilizing approximately 4,000 pixels on the horizontal axis, more than four times today's standard HD pixel density. GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards provide native 4K support with integrated Intel® HD Graphics via HDMI.


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USB DAC-Up

Featuring a gold plated USB 2.0 port, GIGABYTE USB DAC-Up provides clean, noise-free power delivery to your Digital-to-Analog Converter. DACs can be sensitive to fluctuations in power from the other USB ports, which is why GIGABYTE USB DAC-Up takes advantage of an isolated power source that minimizes potential fluctuations and ensures the best audio experience possible.

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GIGABYTE USB DAC-Up also allows the port to be configured in BIOS for enthusiast system configurations which do not require USB power to the DAC. This makes it suitable for high-end audio enthusiasts building extreme fidelity audio systems.

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GIGABYTE Amp-Up Audio: Redefining Motherboard Audio

GIGABYTE Amp-Up Audio combines a range of unique features and technologies that are designed to give audio enthusiasts and PC gamers more control over their motherboard audio than ever before.


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Gain Boost

To further optimize the audio experience provided by the onboard OP-Amp, GIGABYTE motherboards also debut Gain Boost. Gain Boost provides onboard switches to select between 2.5x and 6x amplification modes depending on output device. Most OP-Amps are capable of providing a high-gain audio output that is ideal for high-end headphones and speakers that have higher impedance headroom. Gain Boost allows users to switch between 6x and 2x amplification depending on the speakers or headphones being used.


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Upgradable Onboard OP-Amp

GIGABYTE motherboards are the world's first to feature an onboard operational amplifier (OP-Amp), allowing users to physically switch out and try different OP-AMPs which offer distinct and nuanced properties that make the audio clearer, punchier and more life-like. Additional OP-Amps can be purchased separately to further expand audio capabilities.


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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.


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*The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
*Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
*All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
*Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.

 


Learn more about the GIGABYTE GA-H81.Amp-UP

Model

Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
GA-H81.Amp-UP

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1150
CPU Type
4th Generation Intel Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron

Chipsets

Chipset
Intel H81

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
2×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 1600/1333
Maximum Memory Supported
16GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 2.0 x16
1
PCI Express x1
3
PCI Slots
2

Storage Devices

SATA 3Gb/s
2
SATA 6Gb/s
2 x SATA 6Gb/s

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC898
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
HDMI
1 x HDMI
USB 3.0
4 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
3 x USB 2.0
S/PDIF Out
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
5 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
3 x system fan headers
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x serial port header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
2 x gain control switches

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 7.5"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Plus Technology

GIGABYTE Hybrid digital power engine

GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS

GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio technology

Exclusive Gain Boost

Exclusive Upgradable OP-AMP

Nichicon High End Audio Capacitors

Noise-less USB DAC-UP port

Audio Noise Guard with LED path lighting

LAN with high ESD Protection

Realtek ALC898 with High Quality 110dB SNR HD audio

Support for Q-Flash

Support for Xpress Install

Support for APP Center
*Available applications in APP Center may differ by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also differ depending on motherboard specifications.
-@BIOS
-EasyTune
-EZ Setup
-USB Blocker
-Smart Recovery 2
-Smart TimeLock

Support for ON/OFF Charge

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Zahid M.
  • 4/16/2014 5:38:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Choice

Pros: Reasonable price

Cons: I bought 2 boards for new builds. On one computer USB 2.0 ports are not working. On the other one USB 2 is working but USB 3.0 is not working, and computer goes out with blue screen of death. I Called technical support multiple time but failed to resolve the issues

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 108897 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

1. Are you running a fresh new Windows install or pre-existing?

2. Be sure there's no driver conflict under Device manager.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Mark O.
  • 4/13/2014 1:30:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBoard was DOA

Pros: Impossible to tell as it was DOA.

Cons: Board was dead on arrival.

Other Thoughts: I have gotten an RMA number and will be returning this board, but am not happy about now having to wait for the board to be shipped to California, Newegg to process the return and then another board to be shipped back to me.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 108723 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

For no POST/display issue, please check the following:

1. Be sure the CPU is supported by this motherboard, for CPU support list please go to the GIGABYTE website.

2. Check memory requirement and memory installation, be sure the memory is/are seated properly. You may test the board with a single stick to rule a single bad stick of memory.

3. Be sure the ATX 24-Pin and ATX 12V 4 or 8-Pin are plugged in firmly into the board.

4. Check for visible bent or broken pin(s) in the CPU socket (Intel CPU).

5. If you have an add-on video card installed, please check if the card requires additional powers 4, 6, or 8 Pin PCIE power.

6. Test the board on a non-conductive surface or test bench to rule out the grounding possibility.

7. Check monitor for video input selection, VGA, DVI, or HDMI.

8. Avoid using any video adapter or KVM switch.

9. Test with different video cable.

10. Clear the CMOS by taking out the CMOS battery from the battery socket, leave it out for 5 minutes and place it back after that (positive side faces up).

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • justin s.
  • 4/13/2014 8:29:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFRUSTRATING

Pros: price/ board has everything needed for a budget pc without needing alot of extra cards

Cons: Spent three days swapping out every component with constant bsod crashes and hdd failers only to find others have had same problem with this board

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 108724 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

For Windows Blue Screen of death, please check the following:

1. Check the CPU temperature in Bios to make sure it's within the CPU’s specification, normally it should be around 45-50C.

2. Run memory diagnostic test.

3. If there's add-on card(s), remove it/them from the board to eliminate others possibility.

4. Backup data, attempt to reinstall the operating system on to a spare hard disk drive to eliminate a bad hard disk drive possibility or Windows corruption issue.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Susan R.
  • 4/12/2014 6:44:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReboot Loop

Pros: none

Cons: After assembling my build using this motherboard, i went for my first boot, which it started up fine, lights turned on, fans spun, disk drives and everything going how it should. Then after 6 seconds it shuts itself off, two seconds later it turns it self back on. Repeating this cycle i couldnt get any output for bios and no beep coming from the machine. After several hour of trying to pin down the problem I concluded that it could only be the motherboard. Furthermore, i took it down into staples, where i work, and had the technician take a look through and he came to the same conclusion i had. This is frustrating because now i have to send it back RMA and wait for a new one. Newegg also wanted me to pay the $29 shipping cost which is completely out of the question. After calling in and waiting on hold for 20 minutes i was finally able to get someone to reverse the charge and pay for express shipping there and back.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 108681 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Benjamin P.
  • 4/8/2014 2:36:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOkay when it works.

Pros: * Low cost
* Decent function for the price

Cons: * First one caused intermittent and hard to diagnose crashes.

Other Thoughts: For a low cost I3 based system this board is at a good price and function point, but it's not fun trying to isolate what's causing Win7 blue screens every fifth reboot. The replacement card is stable so far...

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  • Lee H.
  • 3/25/2014 1:58:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board

Pros: Solid board - no surprises.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I wanted to build a solid system without overclocking or SLI. This board was perfect. The whole build went together in about 2 hours and has been flawless. I would definitely recommend this board.
My components:
1) GIGABYTE GA-H81.Amp-UP LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
2) Intel Core i7-4770 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770
3) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
4) SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
5) Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, Blue - OEM
6) ZOTAC ZT-61012-10M GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
7) EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750 B 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified 750W Active PFC ATX12V v2.31/EPS 12V v2.91
8) NZXT Phantom 410 Series CA-PH410-W1 Black/White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
9) PLEXTOR Duplication Grade DVD CD Burner Drive CD-ROM SATA Model PX-891SAW

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  • Grima F.
  • 3/11/2014 4:32:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works extremely well. No problems so far. Easy installation.

Cons: None yet.

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  • Lyle R.
  • 2/16/2014 7:57:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGA-H81 AMP

Pros: Really good price.
This is a good solid board with optional upgrades.
I like the slim form factor for the board so it doesn't take up real estate by the front of the case where the drives are.

Cons: The ATX format of the board doesn't really make sense because most people that would buy this would want to put it into an HTPC case so it limits your choices greatly. There just isn't a need for all of the expansion slot because for the price range this board already has most of what will be needed to build a good HTPC

Other Thoughts: Though it has too many expansion slots for a board that comes with exceptional graphics and sound for the level of it's intended use. I still give it a 5-star because the buyer is the one responsible for buying the fitting form factor of the board.

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  • Chen J.
  • 10/14/2013 5:55:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMotherboard for Music Lovers

Pros: -Stunning audio clarity
-Beautiful green LED trace path lighting on left side
-Upgradeable op-amps to tune and improve audio
-gold plated USB and analog outputs

Cons: -only 2 sata cables included
-only 2 sata 6gb/s and 2 sata 3gb/s ports
-no DVI output/ only HDMI
-confusing bios menus

Other Thoughts: I built my new pc using this motherboard for my hi-fi system. Previously used a laptop to play music, but there was a lot of distortion and noise through usb. The usb output on this motherboard is far superior with the ability to turn off the power through usb, thus, improving audio signal quality through my dac. There is much more detail in the highs, better separation, and tighter bass even playing at extremely low volume. Computer music playback has never sounded this good.

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