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

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  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
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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

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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.
 
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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.

GA-Z97-HD3

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™

GA-Z97-HD3

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

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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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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).

 

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Rena P.
  • 8/28/2015 10:40:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsExperiencing the same turn on/shut off issue as others

Pros: Affordable

Cons: I'm now experiencing the same issue as others had mentioned. Computer turns on and immediately shuts off after a few seconds. It goes thru this cycle on & on. never gets to post or any kind of beep for troubleshooting. The install went fine a week ago. Was able to install Windows 7 Professional SP1 with no problems. i5 CPU temps were fine, idling at 28 degrees with max 38 when my son played his games. Vanilla configuration with no overclocking. Then it started to BSOD twice a couple of days ago. My son failed to catch the BSOD message so I have no idea what it was. Then tonight, it just wouldn't get to post anymore. Checked RAM, PSU, Graphics card, everything was working fine. Tried different PSU, same thing. Took mobo out and reseated case standoffs, even tried breadboarding. Same thing, turns on/off. Reset battery and all didn't help. Frustrated, went back to read reviews on this mob and it seems i'm not alone with having these issue. Not sure if I can still return/rma this since I took out the UPC sticker for rebate purposes. Any help would be very appreciated.

Other Thoughts: I have used Gigabyte mobos for years and never had any problems til this. Gigabyte has been pretty reliable and this really disappointed me immensely.

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 126498 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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  • Rena P.
  • 8/28/2015 9:13:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHaving the same issues as others

Pros: Affordable

Cons: Having the same issues as other had mentioned. Turns on and off without ever reaching post or beeps. It worked for about a week and a half and then started to come up with BSOD. Finally, it just wouldn't post anymore. I bought two of the same and i'm afraid the other one would fail in time too.

Other Thoughts: I've been a Gigabyte customer for years and I only use and trust Gigabyte mobos. This is the first ever Gigabyte Mobo that has disappointed me.

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  • ZACHARY A.
  • 8/7/2015 1:18:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDefective

Pros: No clue

Cons: It might be good. Except it wouldn't even turn on. Had to buy a different board from a local store.

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 125646 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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  • Johnathon C.
  • 8/5/2015 4:57:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: Update to review below. I ran through the scenario with a couple of other technical friends and some forums. We managed to sort the issue out. Make sure you are on the F8 bios if you are planning on running Win 10 with this board. Apparently this issue is affecting x99 boards from various manufacturers as well.

Cons: Had to re-seat the RAM in order to get the board to post. Not really a con per-say just adding that info.

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  • Johnathon C.
  • 8/3/2015 12:17:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWorked great for 2-3 months.

Pros: Worked flawless until today, easy setup.

Cons: Board has ceased to post. Went to turn it on today and all fans turn on and the leds light up, the attached motherboard speaker has a clicking noise. Stripped the board down to bare and still no dice. Reset cmos and tried 30 minute battery pull...

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 125396 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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  • Mark D.
  • 7/31/2015 3:18:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsKeeps shutting off and on

Pros: Inexpensive and streamline board.

Cons: Like another reviewer spoke of, this board comes on and shuts off ... on and off ... I have never had a board respond in this manner ... If anyone has suggestions, I'm all ears ...

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 125338 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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  • Tristan M.
  • 7/31/2015 1:55:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA Decent Low Cost MB

Pros: I was really surprised by how small the board is when I opened up the box, compared to the other boards I had in the past (ASUS, GA, MSI, Intel). It feels kinda flimsy and cheap, but I guess that's what I paid for, so I can't really say it's Gigabyte's fault. I paired it with the low cost Intel Pentium G3258 and it overclocks the CPU from the base 3.2GHz to 4.3GHz simply by doing a "20% upgrade", and it goes to 4.9GHz without any issue (with a 3rd-party CPU cooler). Windows 10 drivers were out on the day of the OS release. Overall I'm happy with the purchase.

Cons: Newegg specifically says in the product title that this board is a "Rev. 2.0", but I received Rev 2.1. If you believe what is said on the Internet, Gigabyte did some "downgrade" on 2.1. Rev 2.0 is considered the best among the three revisions. Just an FYI if you're specifically looking for a 2.0.

The board has 3 system fan connectors. The one that connects to the front fan (System Fan 3) actually cannot be controlled within BIOS (only Fan 1 & 2 are displayed in BIOS). So my front case fan runs at full speed all the time and it's really noisy. I had to disconnect it and will have to find an extension so that I can connect the fan to one of the other two sys fan connectors which both sit at the center of the board. I hate that setup.

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  • Matthew A.
  • 7/15/2015 9:51:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent MOBO

Pros: Very clean looking board.
Does what it says on the box.
Easy OC tools.

Cons: See other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: Not fully negative. The default view in the BIOS is unreadable to me. This is easily resolved by an FKey that enables a "classic" BIOS view.

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  • Roger S.
  • 7/13/2015 1:40:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: Small, plenty of USB ports, easy to work with, plenty of other ports. I really liked the bios software

Cons: was hard to read some writing, very small complaint really

Other Thoughts: I was quite surprised at how small this board was. For an ATX, it is quite compact.

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  • Abdul R.
  • 7/4/2015 12:12:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoA board.

Pros: Looks good? IDK

Cons: This board sucks. I got it, and hooked everything,put it in the case and waited for the moment of truth. I press the power button, turns on for a few seconds, then turns off!!! What?! It keeps turning on and off and on and off on a cycle. VERY DISAPPOINTING. I even bought a new power supply to find it was the motherboard all along. I removed everything except cpu, 1 ram stick, psu, and motherboard. Nope. Everything shuts down.

Other Thoughts: There needs to be an easy fix or I will return this item right away.

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 123935 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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