Legit Motherboard Reviews
GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H AMD 880G Motherboard Review
|Date:||Tue, Aug 17, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H Board Layout
Clad in blue and white, the GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H motherboard isn't a bad looking board. Looks aren't as important as performance, but we will get to that shortly.
Starting out in this corner of the board as we always do, there are a couple of key features here. The first that I would like to point out is the DIMM Slots. The GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H features support for dual channel memory up to a maximum of 16GB and will support 2000MHz memory sticks. Just below the DIMM slots is a rather antiquated feature; here you can connect a floppy disk drive and just to the left is an IDE connector as well. Below the floppy disk connector is the 24pin power plug that drives the board.
Sliding down and rounding the corner of the GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H we can see the five SATA3 ports and the front panel header just below there. Next is the CMOS Battery, just past the mounting screw hole are three sets of USB headers, an IEEE1394 header, a fan header and the CMOS clearing jumper.
On the right edge of the GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H we can see the COM port header and the S/PDIF header. To the right of the mounting hole is the Realtek ALC892R Audio chip. Above the mounting hole is the CD in for those who still use an IDE CD-rom. The chip that is placed between the two mounting holes is the Realtek 8111d Gigabit Ethernet controller.
The GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H uses a NEC D720200F1 chip for the USB3.0 ports. The feature, or lack thereof, worth mentioning is the lack of a cooler on the CPU Power circuitry; we have to keep in mind this is a sub-$100 board. It isn't exactly meant to be an enthusiast level board; no cooling here may have an impact on overclocking but we will see what we can get out of it shortly.
The back panel is packed full of features. Starting left to right: a single combination P/S2 port for a keyboard or mouse, a DVI port, a VGA port, HDMI, optical audio, e-SATA/USB, Firewire, two USB 2.0 ports (yellow), two USB3.0 ports (blue), Gigabit Ethernet port controlled by the Realtek 8111D chip.
Next Page - GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H System BIOS
Page 1 - GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H
Page 2 - GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H Retail Packaging
Page 3 - GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H Board Layout
Page 4 - GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H System BIOS
Page 5 - Legit Reviews Test System
Page 6 - PCMark Vantage
Page 7 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 8 - SiSoft Sandra 2010 Memory Bandwidth
Page 9 - USB3 Testing
Page 10 - Network Throughput
Page 11 - Rightmark Audio Analyzer
Page 12 - Aliens Vs. Predator
Page 13 - System Power Consumption
Page 14 - GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H Overclocked
Page 15 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion