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The Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H is a low-cost Micro ATX format motherboard that supports AM3 processors.

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Pros

a good starting point for a mid-level gaming machine

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PCI-E x16 2.0 - not limited to the older 1.0 spec

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works well with many Linux distros

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good overclocking options in the BIOS

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value - costs less than other mATX boards

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Cons

poor documentation - the included manual can be difficult to follow at times

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lacks modern connectivity options - USB 3.0, SATA 6Gbps etc.

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uses a non-standard mATX design - uses less holes on one side of the board

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limited to only 8GB of memory

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The Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H is a low-cost Micro ATX format motherboard that supports AM3 processors. While all major PC functions are supported directly by the motherboard, expandability is limited by slower memory access and a reduced number of PCI-E slots. Memory is limited to a maximum of 8 GB at 1666 MHz access speed when overclocking. A single PCI-E x16 slot is available for shorter profile graphics cards. There are 4 SATA connectors that can operate in RAID configurations. USB support is enabled up to version 2.0, and video ports for on-board video are available for D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI formats.

Features
  • Form Factor: Micro ATX Form Factor; 24.4cm x 22.0cm
  • CPU slot for AM3 processors: AMD Phenom II, AMD Athlon II
  • Hyper Transport Bus, 5200 MT/s
  • North Bridge: AMD 880G
  • South Bridge: AMD SB710
  • 2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets, up to 8GB
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Support for DDR3 1666 (OC)/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
  • Onboard Graphics: Integrated in the North Bridge
  • Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC888B, High Definition Audio, 2/ 4/ 5.1/ 7.1-channel
  • Support for S/PDIF In/Out, CD In
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Realtek 8111D
  • 1 x PCI Express x16, 1 x PCI Express x1, 2 x PCI slots
  • 1 x IDE connector
  • 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
  • Support for SATA RAID 0, 1, 10 and JBOD
  • 1 x floppy disk drive connector
  • Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • PS/2 keyboard port or PS/2 mouse port, D-Sub port, DVI-D port, HDMI port, 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports, RJ-45 port, 3 x audio jacks (Line Out/Line in/Microphone)
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP
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