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Quick OverviewGigabyte B460M DS3H AC
Network & Connectivity
Intel® B460 Ultra Durable Motherboard with GIGABYTE 8118 Gaming LAN, PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2, 7 Colors RGB LED Strips Support, Anti-Sulfur Resistor, Smart Fan 5, DualBIOS™
4+2 Hybrid Digital VRM with Low RDS(on) MOSFET
GIGABYTE motherboards use Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which reduce energy wastage through unnecessary residual heat dissipation. This all amounts to tangible energy saving which are beneficial for both end-users and the environment without impacting system performance.
Benefits of Low RDS(on) MOSFETs
‧ Optimized gate charge to minimize switching losses.
‧ Lower temperature, smaller size, better thermal characteristics.
Faster and Better Coverage with Intel Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI + BT 4.2 Module
The onboard 802.11ac WIFI module from Intel® supports Dual Band and up to 433 Mbps, 3x faster WIFI speed than 802.11n and also support BLUETOOTH 4.2.
Exclusive Realtek 8118 Gaming LAN
High Speed Gigabit LAN with Automatic Bandwidth Allocation
Realtek 8118 LAN is a high performance and friendly network chip for gaming players with automatic bandwidth allocation to ensure the highest network priority of the game or application. It can provide users the most comprehensive features and the fastest and smoothest Internet experience.
Program On Top Gets Highest Priority
Real-Time Network Monitoring
NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 2280 M.2 Connector (Up to 32 Gb/s)
GIGABYTE Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system’s potential.
GIGABYTE Patented Double Locking Bracket
GIGABYTE Patented DualBIOS™ Design
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS™, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', protecting users from BIOS failure due to virus, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.
Smart Fan 5
With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.
Fan / Water Pump Connectors
Internal Temperature Sensors
Different models have different number of fan pin headers and temperature sensors. Smart Fan 5 function may vary by model.
Hybrid Fan Headers
■ 4 Temperature Sensors
■ 3 Fan Pin Headers
■ All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
■ Interoperable Fans and Sensors
■ Intuitive UI for Fan Control
Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature—all of it can be customized to your liking.
Intelligent Fan Control Design
Hybrid Fan Pin Headers
Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers or external thermistor sensors—giving you absolute mastery over your PC.
• All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.
High-End Audio Capacitors
GIGABYTE motherboards use high-end audio capacitors. These high quality capacitors help deliver high resolution and high fidelity audio to provide the most realistic sound effects for gamers.
Audio Noise Guard
GIGABYTE motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board’s sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level.
Supports RGB Light Strips in 7 Colors
Personalize your next PC rig to your liking by selecting the color of your choice to illuminate the external RGB light strip. A total of 7 colors are available to make your system appearance unique!
* LED strips not included.
* Lighting effects may vary by model.
Model - Gigabyte B460M DS3H AC, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel B460 Express, Supported CPU - 10th Generation Intel Core i9/ i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors, Generation - 10th, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 2933/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - No, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16),2 x PCI Express x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3(Type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD), LAN Chipset - Realtek GbE LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 100/1000, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, WiFi - Yes, WiFi Technology - Intel Wi-Fi 3168, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band, Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 433 Mbps data rate, Bluetooth - Yes, USB Port - 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0/1.1, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, BIOS Type - 128 Mbit flash, BIOS Model - AMI UEFI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - No, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - RGB FUSION, RGB Connector - 2 x RGB LED strip headers, Form Factor - Micro ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Intel B460 Ultra Durable Motherboard with GIGABYTE 8118 Gaming LAN, PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2, 7 Colors RGB LED Strips Support, Anti-Sulfur Resistor, Smart Fan 5, DualBIOS,Supports 10th Gen Intel Core Processors,Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs,High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting,Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 X4 & SATA Interface Intel Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI & BT 4.2 RGB FUSION supports RGB LED Strips in 7 Colors,GIGABYTE Exclusive 8118 Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management,Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP Anti-Sulfur Resistors Design,GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS,Intel Optane Memory Ready, Others - 1 x CPU fan header, 2 x system fan headers, 2 x addressable LED strip headers, 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors, 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector, 1 x front panel header, 1 x front panel audio header, Warranty - 3 Year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.