Gigabyte GA-P85-D3
Gigabyte GA-P85-D3
Top 51%498 points
Top 51%
Top specs and features

Gigabyte GA-P85-D3: 30 facts and highlights

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
ASRock Z270 Taichi: 21233MHz

2. 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.
90dB
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5: 123dB

3. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
32GB
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 1024GB

4. 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.
4
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12

5. 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.
4
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12

6. 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.
2
Asus P9X79-E WS: 7

7. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Gigabyte GA-P85-D3
74% have it

8. 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

9. 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.
2
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10

10. 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.
1
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8

11. 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-P85-D3
58% have it

12. height

225mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm

13. 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

14. memory channels

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

15. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
Gigabyte GA-P85-D3
65% have it

16. DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
0
Asus Z97-Deluxe/USB 3.1: 2

17. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Gigabyte GA-P85-D3
9% have it

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. 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

20. 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.
4
Gigabyte GA-P85-D3: 4

21. PCIe x1 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 ‘x1’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.
1
ASRock H61 Pro BTC: 5

22. 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.
2
ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance: 4

23. 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.
2
Supermicro X9DAX-iF: 8

24. CPU sockets

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

25. DVI outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.
0
MSI B150M Bazooka D3: 1

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