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GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3 (rev. 2.0) LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3100*(*O.C.)/ 3000*/ 2933*/ 2800*/ 2666*/ 2600*/ 2500*/ 2400*/ 2200*/ 2133*/ 2000*/ 1866*/ 1800*/ 1600/ 1333
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GA-Z97-HD3

  • Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors
  • Extreme multi graphics support
  • HD Audio support
  • Audio Noise Guard with LED path lighting
  • LAN with high ESD Protection
  • GIGABYTE LAN Optimizer
  • Long lifespan Durable Solid caps
  • APP Center including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ utilities
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™
GA-Z97-HD3

GIGABYTE 9 Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards support the latest 4th & 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, bringing together a unique blend of features and technologies that offer the absolute ultimate platform for your next PC build.

Performance

Extreme Multi-GPU Support

GA-Z97-HD3

AMD CrossFire™ support delivers the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.

Dedicated Audio Hardware Zone

  • Separation on the PCB layer protects the board's sensitive analog audio components.
  • Separate analog and digital ground to protect against Electromagnetic Interference (EMI).
  • LED trace path lighting illuminates to show the separation of the PCB layers.
GA-Z97-HD3

APP Center


GA-X99-SOC Force

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.

EasyTune™


GA-X99-SOC Force
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Smart Quick Boost provides users with different levels of CPU frequencies to choose to achieve desired system performance.

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Advanced CPU OC allows users to set CPU base clock, frequency, and voltages, and integrated graphics frequency.

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Advanced DDR OC allows users to set the memory clock.

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3D Power allows users to change power phase, voltage, and frequency settings.

Cloud Station™

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GIGABYTE Cloud Station™ is composed of several GIGABYTE unique apps that allow your smart phones/tablet devices to communicate, share resources, and control desktop PCs via wireless connection.

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HomeCloud
HomeCloud allows users to share the files between your smart phone/tablet device and computer or back up the files from the device to the computer.

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HotSpot
HotSpot turns your computer into a virtual wireless access point and allows you to share your connection with your other wireless devices.

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GIGABYTE Remote
GIGABYTE Remote allows users to remotely control the mouse / keyboard / Windows Media Player on your computer from your smart phone/tablet device.

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Remote OC
Remote OC allows users to remotely control their desktop PC with a powerful suite of software functions that Include overclocking and system tweaking, system monitoring plus the ability to also remotely power down/reset the PC when needed.

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Auto Green
Auto Green is an easy-to-use tool that provides users with simple options to enable system power savings via a Bluetooth-enabled smart phone/tablet devices. When the device is out of the range of the computer's Bluetooth receiver, the system will enter the specified power saving mode.

LAN Optimizer - Intelligent optimization network management tool

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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.

Durable

All Solid Caps and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs

GA-Z97-HD3

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

GA-Z97-HD3

5x (15µ) Gold Plated CPU Socket Design

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GIGABYTE 9 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.

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Safe

GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS™ (UEFI) Design

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GIGABYTE 9 series Ultra Durable™ 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.

ESD Protection for USB and LAN

GA-Z97-HD3

GIGABYTE 9 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.

Power Failure Protection with Anti-Surge IC

GIGABYTE 9 series Ultra Durable™ motherboards also feature special anti-surge ICs that protect your motherboard, and your PC from any surge in power delivery that may occur, helping to ensure that your PC is equipped to deal with any potentially irregular and inconsistent power delivery.

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Humidity Protection with New Glass Fabric PCB

There is nothing more harmful to the longevity of your PC than moisture, and most parts of the world experience moisture in the air as humidity at some point during the year. GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards have been designed to make sure that humidity is never an issue, incorporating a new Glass Fabric PCB technology that repels moisture caused by humid and damp conditions.

Glass Fabric PCB technology uses a new PCB material which reduces the amount of space between the fiber weave, making it much more difficult for moisture to penetrate compared to traditional motherboard PCBs. This offers much better protection from short circuit and system malfunction caused by humid and damp conditions.

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4K Ultra HD Support

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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 motherboards provide native 4K support with integrated Intel® HD Graphics via HDMI.

HDMI™-The Next Generation Multimedia Interface

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HDMI™ is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gb/s 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 Support

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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).


Learn more about the GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3 (rev. 2.0)

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Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the GIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3 (rev. 2.0)

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  • David M.
  • 4/15/2015 10:14:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: High quality components. Great motherboard that has plenty of features and for $87 it is tough to beat. Worked perfectly after installation. Bios is easy to use. Unless you need something more for high level gaming, this motherboard just flat works great.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: System included I3-4160 CPU, Mushkin EC02 SSD, Rosewill 550W Capstone, and Hyper X 2133 memory. This system is fast, boots in seconds, and has excellent graphics for a home use computer.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/10/2015 8:48:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointment

Pros: None until I get a new board that works.

Cons: DoA

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  • Stanislaus K.
  • 4/10/2015 5:25:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsREV 2.0 or 1.0???

Pros: Thinking about ordering this. Description says 2.0 revision, but motherboard has revision 2.0 printed on it.

This black on black mobo seems to be 2.0
There is a Gigabyte Gold/Black Mobo that seems to be the 1.0 model that looks just like this one except for coloring.

I am confused... is this 1.0 or 2.0.

Cons: Description is misleading

Other Thoughts: Read Description - Look at lower left motherboard pics... says rev 2.0

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  • Robert D.
  • 4/8/2015 3:42:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsbought because of price

Pros: $50 and then a $20 rebate making it $30. cpu 4690k with stock cooler was
automatically overclocked to 3900mhz on bootup. i'm waiting on several case fans, fan splitters and a aftermarket cpu cooler.

Cons: manual is thin. it has been years since i've built a computer. maybe everything is just found online now.

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  • Trevor L.
  • 3/21/2015 2:38:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLove it! Too bad about the rebate

Pros: Works great, Z97 on the cheap. Awesome glowing orange I/O light is a nice plus.
Too bad about the rebate nonsense...

Cons: None. Except the rebate shenanigans. See "other thoughts" below for more details.

Other Thoughts: Printed, fully filled out, took pictures of, packaged and sealed then shipped out rebate documentation and blah blah blah.... Bottom line, 4myrebate will probably not honor your rebate. No matter how carefully you send it in. Unless you make it a registered letter you are likely to be denied. I'm thinking, it's time to report them AND take it to court.

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  • Joseph M.
  • 3/17/2015 9:59:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood motherboard

Pros: I love this motherboard dropped right it everything installed easy as could be. So far has been very much worth the money.

Cons: Only problem I have is I wish the ram slots were further away from the CPU so I didn't have a tight fit with my cooler.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/4/2015 6:12:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW!!!

Pros: I don't even know where to start...
Price: how is this thing so cheap?
Brand: Gigabyte has made a great name for themselves and I'm a loyal customer after only a few of their products.
Features: for $100 you get everything than you would expect and maybe a little more.
Sound: Really good Realtek audio driver

I have an i5 4690k overclocked to 4.5 GHz with this motherboard on air and it's simply amazing.

Cons: no SLI support, but who cares... it's $100.

Some people have complained that the form factor is off and the holes don't line up with their case standoffs; I think those people are buying cheap $30 cases or old cases from 2008, because my Fractal Define R4 lined up perfectly with every single hole in the motherboard.

This motherboard is about an inch and a half narrower than normal ATX motherboards, but the holes line up with all the middle holes from a normal ATX case, so there's no part of the motherboard hanging over.(this probably should have been in other thoughts since it's not actually a con but oh well)

Other Thoughts: System:
CPU: Intel i5 4690k @4.5GHz
RAM: ADATA Gaming 1600 8GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3
GPU: HIS IceQ² R9 270
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 128GB
HDD: WD Caviar Black 500GB
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600
Case: Fractal Design R4 Black Pearl
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO


Overclock is stable for everything except for small FFTs in P95 (temp skyrockets but doesn't crash) The other 2 tests in P95 runs stable at 60 C

I was worried a $100 motherboard wasn't going to allow me to get a good overclock, but this thing is doing an amazing job.

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  • Jon P.
  • 2/15/2015 8:40:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGIGABYTE GA-Z97-HD3 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: I admit I haven't used long but it is holding up it's end of the bargain rather nicely. I have yet to have any problems with any Gigabyte products. They say extra durable and they mean it.

Cons: None

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  • Logan R.
  • 1/22/2015 9:38:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLike this motherboard

Pros: Seems very efficient and has worked fine since purchase. Allows for good upgrades in the future. Currently using GSkill ripjaw 2GB sticks of ram @ 2000 and everything has been running smoothly.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Michael S.
  • 12/28/2014 11:34:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Installation was easy into a old box for EATX sized boards. Powered up, installed linux mint 17 everything functioned, even the legacy serial port I needed. I have 2 drives and 16G of memory in it. The DVI and VGA video worked with linux out of the box as did ethernet. Have not tested audio or HDMI yet. I am hoping this board lasts as long as the gigabyte board it is replacing.(14 year old P-II based board)

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Installed lm-sensors and the cpu and drive temps are available. Mint 17 seems to work well with the board.

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