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Brand - Gigabyte, Model - Gigabyte B460M DS3H V2, CPU Sockets - LGA 1200, Chipset - Intel B460 Express Chipset, Supported CPU - Intel Core i9/ i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors, Generation - 10th Gen, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - Intel Core i9/i7 (2933/2666/2400/2133MHz), Intel Core i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron (2666/2400/2133MHz), Memory Channel - Dual channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCI Express x 16 running at x16 (PCIEX16), 2 x PCI EXpress x 1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support), LAN Chipset - Realtek GbE LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000, Audio Chipset - Realtek Audio CODEC, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, USB Port - 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - 1, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 256 Mbit flash, BIOS Model - AMI UEFI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, TPM Port - 1, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - RGB Fusion, RGB Connector - 2 x RGB LED strip headers, Form Factor - Micro ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Supports 10th Gen Intel Core Processors, Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4 , 4 DIMMs, High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting, Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 X4 & SATA Interface, GIGABYTE Exclusive 8118 Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management, Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP, Anti-Sulfur Resistors Design, Ultra Durable 15KV Surge LAN Protection, GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS, Intel Optane Memory Ready, Others - 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, 1 x CPU fan header, 2 x system fan headers, 1 x front panel header, 1 x front panel audio header, 1 x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only), 2 x serial port headers, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x parallel port header, 1 x Q-Flash Plus button, Warranty - 3 Year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.