Gigabyte H55M-UD2H and H55-UD3H review - Gigabyte H55M-UD2H
Author: Vedran Dakic
Date: 12 Aug 2010


Let's start with H55M-UD2H. If you want to add some PCI-e or PCI cards, you have two of each on this motherboard, which is more then enough if you need them. Since this is a H55 chipset, dual-channel memory configuration is implied (as with the other motherboard), so you have four DDR3 slots ready to take up to 16GB of memory. You also have five Serial ATA connectors, three additional USB headers and additional FireWire header on the motherboard. Also, you have IDE and floppy connectors in case you ever need them.

The back panel has pretty much everything - eight USB connectors (one is eSATA-USB combo), VGA, DVI, HDMI, PS/2 so - nothing lacking here. In case you were wondering, it has a DisplayPort connector, as well. Very good.

The only thing that's kind of annoying on both of these motherboards is the 12V CPU connector that's located on the upper left part of the motherboard, too close to the CPU socket. This makes connecting the 12V connector pretty hard and it's better that you do that before you put the motherboard inside the case. Same thing goes for the UD3H and almost every other motherboard and this is our regular complaint. We will survive that, though.




 
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