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GIGABYTE GA-H81M-HD3 LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel H81
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 1600/1333
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Based on the latest Intel H81 chipset, the Gigabyte GA-H81M-S2PH Motherboard is a great blend of quality and performance. Along with a budget-friendly price, it offers a great entry point for you to enjoy the power and features of the state-of-the-art 4th generation Intel Core processor in LGA 1150 packaging. With high-current-capable digital power delivery, Ultra Durable design for enhanced lifespan, reliable USB protection, and advanced networking and device charging, this motherboard is the ultimate platform for your powerhouse. Complete with killer looks, not only does it perform greatly, but it also looks great inside your chassis.

This model features the full complement of outputs, including VGA, DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort, for up to 4K Ultra HD output and easy multiple-display configuration.

  • newegg 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. GIGABYTE uses All Solid Caps (Capacitors) and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures to provide a longer lifespan. 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.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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 that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger. (*Due to certain mobile phone limitations, users may need to connect the mobile phone to their PC before the PC enters S4/S5 mode to enable a quick charge from non On/Off Charge USB ports. Charging results may vary by model. *Whether to support 3X USB power design, it may vary by models. )
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Casimir S.
  • 7/14/2014 12:03:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMotherboard USB 3.0

Pros: At first seemed like a good motherboard, I built it for my brother who lives about a 1,000 miles from me. I had it runing and installed Windows Ultimate 64 Bit on it. I kept it for about a week then shipped it to my brother.

Cons: After I shipped it to him he reports that the four USB ports on the back and the the I installed in the front do not work onlyy the two USB 2.0 ports by the PS2 connector work. I have remote access to it and tried to get it all setup and working I also purshased a USB 3.0 devise and I never had a change to check it out for I had already shipped the CPU and case to him. Now I am thinking og getting another motherboard and maybe remove the old one and install the new one and hopefully all will work OK. I hooked up a hooked up a USB 3.0 front panel I know it saw a USB 2.0 device I tried on the front ports.

Other Thoughts: I thought that a Gigabyte motherboard would be a good one this was my first adventure with a Gigabyte, right now I am not impressed.
I have built computers in the past and this is the foirst complete failure.

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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 111832 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.


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  • Taylor G.
  • 6/27/2014 6:02:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI have 7 of these

Pros: Great mobos! nice, cheap, seem thick and high quality.
Haven't had a single failure yet, and I've been running 7 of these for about 4 months now.
The included driver disc is even great. No bulky or useless utilities (cough.. im looking at you asus), just drivers, google chrome, and the on/off charge software (which actually works!).

Board has a good amount of usb ports, and vga! i was happy to see VGA, DVI, and HDMI all on one board.

Cons: None so far really. When it comes to motherboards, if they work, they're usually great.

Other Thoughts: UFI bios is pretty cool looking too.

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  • Frank R.
  • 6/25/2014 6:00:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat board

Pros: All the video outputs you will ever need. 4K compatible.
Easy EUFI BIOS

Cons: shipped with bad BIOS, was creating this weird digital sound through the speakers. I upgraded to the latest BIOS and this resolved the issue. Phew...no RMA!

Other Thoughts: Just a great value. Worked out perfectly. Would buy again in a heartbeat. Probably the 4th or 5th Gigabyte board I've used. Good stuff.

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  • Nolan B.
  • 6/12/2014 3:45:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good board while it lasted.
No problems running a g3420/i5 4670K.

Cons: A ram slot fried within in the 4 months that I've had it, out of nowhere. This is the second Gigabyte board I've had that has done this.

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte seems to be hit and miss with their boards. If you get a good one, it will last for as long as you need it too. But if you don't, the problem usually lasts outside the 30 day newegg RMA policy.

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 110771 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.

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  • Michael L.
  • 6/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVia controller wasn't bad! Great board!

Pros: Lots of USB ports!

Cons: No more cons! Thought I had a bad VIA usb controller on board, but it ended up being a faulty flash card reader that I had plugged into one of the USB 2.0 board connections. Never thought a card reader could cause so much havoc!

Other Thoughts: Apologies to Gigabyte for previous negative review. Your product turned out to be excellent once I figured this out!

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  • Michael L.
  • 6/7/2014 4:40:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVIA strikes again!

Pros: Worked great for 2 days. Still works great with the VIA usb controller disabled

Cons: Started blue screen crashing on shutdown and would reference the VIA usb driver. Progressed worse from there to the point where the system would not even get past the login without becoming totally unresponsive. Booted in safe mode and disabled VIA controller now system works great but has 4 completely useless USB 3.0 ports on the back of my case.

Other Thoughts: Returning this and will get something else.

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 110612 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.

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  • JAMES G.
  • 6/7/2014 8:34:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat HTPC board

Pros: Great build quality, as has always been my experience with Gigabyte boards.
Perfect for a small HTPC as long as you don't need a lot of SATA devices.
Nice to have both HDMI and optical outs to accommodate older AV receivers.
Has onboard USB3 header for case front ports.
UEFI bios is easy to navigate.
Smart fan control actually works!

Cons: Needed a BIOS update (F3-->F5) for HDMI audio to work properly.
ATX power connectors placement is a little inconvenient for a small psu with short cables.
Battery located close to the cpu mounting bracket might interfere with some low profile cpu coolers (but it works fine with AC Freezer 11 LP).
Included Cyberlink software is actually 30 day trialware.

Other Thoughts: I paired this with an i3-4130T in a Silverstone ML03 case for a new HTPC. I'm very happy with the outcome.

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  • Michael H.
  • 5/8/2014 7:09:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLow Price and Full of Features

Pros: Great GUI BIOS, all the necessary connections. Solid construction. Very nice software suite.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte was a little late getting into the GUI BIOS and updated software, but once they did WOW. Drivers/software/BIOS for this board can now be updated to the latest in just a couple clicks. Software looks much more up to date. BIOS is very nice and easy to navigate. Was very happy with this board.

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  • David T.
  • 4/25/2014 6:56:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo workie

Pros: It is a motherboard. Has the specified CPU socket. Technically, it turns on.

Cons: It doesn't stay on for long. Causes machine checks. Reboot/hibernate doesn't work.

I got a lemon. Unfortunately, I realized this *33* days after I purchased it. Going through Gigabyte for the RMA.

Other Thoughts: I'm sure this is a fine motherboard, if you get one that works.

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 109257 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. 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.

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  • YM H.
  • 4/22/2014 9:55:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggswon't boot 30.0 days after order date

Pros: Great price and features (boots mac os like charm on ALL Gigabyte desktop mobos; always). All my recent mobos since LGA775 are gigabyte.

Cons: newegg policy is 30 days FROM INVOICE/ORDER DATE, not from the day you receive the shipment. Did they just change this or it's been always like this? Obviously I've never returned thing to newegg :-). Now I have to deal with Gigabyte, which is a first for me also and we'll see how good they are.

Other Thoughts: I've NEVER had any gigabyte mobo failures so I consider this DOA even it's like a couple weeks of usage. It did not survive initial fatality. The system was working OOB but I probably should have run it in burn-in mode to accelerate this failure before the 30th day. Nope, just bad luck with a sample defect product. Overall I still like gigabyte mobos.
No comments on newegg replacement policy.
Giving 3-star to be neutral on this mobo.

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 109124 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.

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