Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H (rev. 3.0)
Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H (rev. 3.0)
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Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H (rev. 3.0) review: 30 facts and highlights

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2133MHz
MSI X299 Raider: 3466MHz

2. SATA 3 connectors

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.
8
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12

3. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H (rev. 3.0)
73% have it

4. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
64GB
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 1024GB

5. Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

When an audio chipset converts a digital audio signal to an analogue one (for example when playing an MP3 on your speakers), a certain amount of noise is added. A higher SNR means that there is less added noise and the audio quality is better.
87dB
Gigabyte Aorus X299 Gaming 9: 127dB

6. fan headers

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.
3
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12

7. memory slots

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.
4
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 16

8. USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
2
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8

9. PCIe 2.0 x16 slots

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.
3
Asus P9X79-E WS: 7

10. USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
4
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10

11. height

244mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm

12. Supports USB charging boost

This feature allows you to charge your devices (such as smartphones and tablets) faster than a regular USB port. Some implementations also let you charge through the USB port even when the computer is in sleep mode or off.
Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H (rev. 3.0)
57% have it

13. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 8

14. USB 3.0 ports

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
2
Asus Z87-Pro: 14

15. RJ45 ports

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.
1
Gigabyte GA-6LXSV: 5

16. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H (rev. 3.0)
66% have it

17. DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
0
Asus Prime Q370M-C: 2

18. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
4
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10

19. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H (rev. 3.0)
10% have it

20. Has TPM connector

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a component that greatly increases security. One example is that it allows encryption keys to be created in a secure environment, minimising the risk of a hacker gaining access.
Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H (rev. 3.0)
65% have it

21. PCI slots

PCI slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. PCI has been superseded by PCI Express which offers faster data transfer rates, but many cards today still use PCI.
1
Gigabyte GA-P85-D3: 4

22. CPU sockets

The motherboard has more CPU sockets. Multiple CPUs are typically used in servers.
1
Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5: 4

23. PS/2 ports

PS/2 ports are used to connect mice and keyboards. Although they have been replaced by USB, they are still useful in corporate environments where USB ports are disabled for security reasons.
1
ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance: 4

24. width

244mm
Asus Tinker Board: 86.4mm

25. SATA 2 connectors

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 2 has a native transfer rate of 3 Gbit/s.
0
Supermicro X9DAX-iF: 8

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