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Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3: Easy Overclocking

Gigabyte’s GA-H55N-USB3 is a worthy competitor to the gaming-capable mini-ITX market. The first inclusion of USB 3.0 gives this board an edge over earlier boards from other manufacturers. The lack of onboard WiFi might be a deal breaker for some. The only wireless options involve sacrificing the PCIe x16 for a wireless card or using a USB dongle. However, the ability for easy overclocking due to the Gigabyte’s wider BIOS options should make it a favorite with ITX gamers. The low price point won’t hurt either.

  • Manufacturer: Gigabyte
  • Model: GA-H55N-USB3
  • Retail Price: $105 USD (NewEgg)
  • Chipset: Intel® H55 Express
  • Southbridge: N/A
  • Processor: LGA 1156 – Intel® Core™ i3, Core™ i5, Core™ i7
  • System Bus: Intel® QuickPath
  • Memory: DDR3 1600(O.C.)/1333/1066/800
  • Memory Capacity: 8 GB – 2 DIMMs
  • Integrated Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics (On Die)
  • Display Options: 1 D-Sub, 1 DVI-D, 1 HDMI (HDCP)
  • Expansion Slots: 1 PCI Express 2.0 x16
  • SATA: 4 SATA 3Gbps, 1 eSATA 3Gbps
  • Ethernet: 10/100/1000Mbps
  • WiFi: N/A
  • Firewire: N/A
  • USB 2.0: 4 on Rear Panel, 4 Internal Headers
  • USB 3.0: 2 on Rear Panel
  • Audio: 7.1 Channel HD Audio, SPDIF Out
  • DirectX® Support: DirectX® 10 w/Shader Model 4.0

Source: Gigabyte