This is definitely an ideal HTPC motherboard. You can get everything you need that's related to High-definition video/audio playback, energy savings and even lightweight level 3D gaming thanks to AMD's fabulous integrated 890GX + SB850 chipset and Realtek's ALC892 HD audio chip.
Supporting the latest AMD AM3 CPUs, SATA III hard drives and dual channel DDR3 RAM, the Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H guarantees you the balance between performance and cost from what you can get from the market. The integrated ATI Radeon HD 4290 GPU provides adequate 3D and video playback capability, digital interfaces (DVI/HDMI) and analog interfaces (D-sub). If that is not enough for you, simply update your display subsystem with ATI Hybrid CrossFireX technology. Advanced Blu-ray audio playback through analog output and digital output can be easily implemented without buying any additional audio devices.
Armed with Gigabyte's exclusive technologies such as Ultra Durable 3 classic and DualBIOS, this motherboard can be the core part of from an affordable PC to High End System.
- 140W AMD AM3 Processor SupportBased on the AMD 890G and SB850 chipset, the Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD motherboard supports AMD’s Phenom II processors, as well as Athlon II and Sempron 100 series processors up to 140W in AM3 socket, providing unprecedented computing power to match the performance levels you are looking for.
- ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology SupportBased on ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology, ATI Hybrid Graphics allows you to combine the performance of the HD4200 integrated GPU with an applicable ATI Radeon graphics card to bring enhanced gaming performance, productivity and power efficiency.
- Gigabyte 333 Onboard AccelerationThe Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H delivers all the killer next generation features that gaming enthusiasts and power users have been waiting for by incorporating Gigabyte's 333 Onboard Acceleration features with support for USB 3.0, Serial-ATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) and a 3x USB Power Boost.
- Sideport MemoryThe Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H features 128MB Side-Port memory on board to accelerate 3D Gaming performance easily.
- Ultra Durable 3 Classic TechnologyThe Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H features revolutionary Ultra Durable 3 classic technology with a 2oz copper PCB design to help reduce system temperature and dramatically enhance performance.
- Gigabyte DualBIOSGigabyte DualBIOS technology protects the BIOS from virus attacks. With its innovative backup BIOS design, this platform provides twice the security thus assuring the PC’s stability.