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GIGABYTE GA-Z97M-DS3H LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC)/2933(OC)

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  • Supports 4th and 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors
  • HD Audio support
  • Highly efficient MOSFET design
  • LAN with high ESD Protection
  • GIGABYTE LAN Optimizer
  • Long lifespan Durable Solid caps
  • APP Center including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ utilities

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.


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.



Smart Quick Boost provides users with different levels of CPU frequencies to choose to achieve desired system performance.


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


Advanced DDR OC allows users to set the memory clock.


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

Cloud Station™


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


All Solid Caps and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs


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


5x (15µ) Gold Plated CPU Socket Design


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.



GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS™ (UEFI) Design

GA-Z97-HD3 GA-Z97-HD3

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


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.


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.


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

HDMI™-The Next Generation Multimedia Interface


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


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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Customer Reviews of the GIGABYTE GA-Z97M-DS3H

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  • Edwin M.
  • 2/6/2016 2:07:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust what was needed

Pros: Has just what was needed and nothing more. Built 3 with this board. A budget gaming PC with Windows 10 and 2 Ubuntu Linux PCs.

Cons: Could not find audio connector for DVD/CD drive but that may not be needed now.

Other Thoughts: Setup: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3Ghz quad core, Corsair Vengeance 8gb DDR 1600, Crucial BX100 250GB ssd, Using on board video for now. Running Windows 10 on one and Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS on the other.
Also using Intel G3258 Pentium dual core on this board with same setup above with Ubuntu Linux.

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  • Park C.
  • 10/19/2015 11:11:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little board

Pros: Great price, great functionality, decent utilities. Runs DDR2400 without XMP or any over clock / voltage adjustment - just tell the BIOS it's there and it will run it.


You'll need splitters or a fan bus if you want to run more than a single case fan!! I luckfully had an extra molex to fan header to use for my exhaust fan. So the H105 + one molex splitter fixed my issue. (The Corsair H105 comes with one splitter already).

Other Thoughts: If you plan to use a lot of active cooling, be warned!! You can only have two fans with this board out of the box.. and one of them will be your CPU! Otherwise, this board is freakin awesome!.

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2 out of 5 eggsBad audio on two boards

Pros: It functioned well and did not give any other problems besides the one below

Cons: Had to RMA two motherboards in a row due to high static output from the front panel connector. I'm upset with Gigabyte and am unsure if I will purchase from them again as this was my first experience with them.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at with the case number 127889 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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  • Travis T.
  • 7/28/2015 3:12:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOverall Happy

Pros: -The board is inexpensive
-Has all the requirements for a 900-1500 dollar pc build
-Bios is simple to understand
-Compact for smaller builds
-Layout is logical and manual useful

Cons: -Only two fan ports (1 cpu 1 case) so fan splitter needed
-Hard to remove graphics card due to release location underneath larger cards,( such as a 970 g1 gaming)

Other Thoughts: Though it doesn't have all the bells and whistles I think this board is good for someone on a budget who doesn't need things like sli or gold plated audio jacks if you have a large amount of money to spend look elsewhere but if not its a nice option

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  • Lawrence M.
  • 4/23/2015 10:56:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest MOB in long time.

Pros: Easy set up. Bio update very easy.

Cons: Didn't come free.

Other Thoughts: I am using this board with Intel Core i7-4790K. And I am using the stock intel heatsink and my temps are around 28c to 33c. This board works great if you want a compact gaming system with a nice cpu.

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  • Jon D.
  • 4/10/2015 11:06:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLook simple to the eye

Pros: The first build: No problems that I am aware of. All DIMM sockets are working. The PCI Express x16 slot is working. The available PCI Express x1 slots are not used at this time. All assembly was preformed following the GA-Z97M-DS3H mobo manual directions. This mobo was selected because of the GA-Z97M-DS3H Motherboard Block Diagram on page 5 of the manual. Did not anticipate needing the PCI or the S/PDIF Out of the GA-Z97M-D3H. The GA-Z97M-DS3H kept it simple. Did look at other mobo manufactures' manuals. The GIGABYTE manual and mobo website are easy to follow (KISS). Correct memory was selected with the mobo documentation, and over-clocking is available due to proper GIGABYTE website guidance. The build/mobo is very stable to date. Current OS is Ubuntu.

Cons: Looks simple to the eye, yet that's the GA-Z97M-DS3H strength.

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  • Bryan H.
  • 3/28/2015 4:12:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Motherboard

Pros: -Small Form Factor
-Excellent BIOS features
-Lots of Sata ports
-Good for overclocking K-series processors

Cons: -A large GPU can cover up some sata ports, but this isn't a problem if you have a 90 degree connector
-Only has one PCIe x 16 slot, but that's perfectly fine if you only want one GPU
-Could use more fan connectors, but it's not too bad.

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  • Jason C.
  • 2/7/2015 10:16:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsbetter than Asus h97m plus.

Pros: Bought this board because asus was taking too long to repair my faulty board I got from them. I don't regret it, great board. Nice multi faced bios. Super easy to understand.
The instruction booklet is very easy to grasp for the new enthusiast. If you need or want a micro atx look no further.
Overclocks like a dream!

Cons: There is an advanced bios setting that could seem a bit intimidating for the beginner.
Too many functions-haha. not too many cons great board.

Other Thoughts: My rig.
i5- 4690k OC 3.9 ghz
8 g crucial balistix ram
850 evo 120 gb ssd
EVGA Gtx 750 ti

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  • Max F.
  • 12/11/2014 11:28:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOK but faulty w.r.t. memory DIMMs

Pros: - Seems like a good, microATX board

Cons: - Does not accept memory properly (DIMMs are faulty)

Other Thoughts: This seems like a good board, but either by fault of the manufacturer or NewEgg itself, the particular board I received is faulty. It accepts RAM only in two specific DIMMs, and in any other configuration it fails to boot. Perhaps this is a common defect -- though I did not see this issue in other reviews prior to purchase.

I have tried every possible combination of the DIMMs. I have tried six different RAM units in those combinations. Only a maximum of 2 particular DIMMs work.

I would appreciate it if NewEgg -- without cost -- replaced the board or provided an alternative board as replacement. Otherwise, I have been sold a faulty product without recourse. And in my opinion -- and I'm sure several others' -- that's bad business.

I am a very busy person who does important, public work. In fact, I have only had time to write this just now, despite receiving the board some weeks ago. I do not have time to make phonecalls regarding this, nor do I have time to send packages back and forth at personal cost. Nor do I wish to send back the semiworking motherboard first, else I will be left with a completely nonfunctional machine for an indeterminate amount of time.

I would greatly appreciate it if NewEgg were so kind as to address this issue in an amicable and fair fashion.

Thank you for your time and understanding in reading this relatively lengthy review.

- Max Franz

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at with the case number 116950 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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  • Theodore Z.
  • 8/17/2014 5:57:11 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Board - Easy install

Pros: The board installed easily. The on-board video (Via Intel Processor) provided a 6.8 windows experience. This was selected for a business computer so the main issue is reliability. I will get back in a year or so with an update.

Cons: I did not find any.

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