Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H Motherboard
Monday, July 5, 2010 8:19:18 AM
The GA-H55M-UD2H from Gigabyte is an ideal choice for an HTPC motherboard. It features a micro ATX form factor, includes four graphics ports (VGA, DVD-D, HDMi, Display Port) and provides 7.1 surround sound with a Realtek ALC889 codec. The board uses the Intel H55 Express chipset and supports Intel Core i7, i5 or i3 series processors. With four DDR3 DIMM sockets, up to 16 GB or system memory can be accomodated.
A good range of external IO ports are available which include 6 x USB, 1 x IEEE 1394a, 1 x RJ-45 and 6 x audio (Center, Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Side Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out and Microphone).
At around $100, the Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H is an inexpensive board with features that make it an ideal platform for your HTPC.
Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H review from iXBT labs