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What is the difference between these two Gigabyte motherboards?

the Z87 has a matte black PCB which looks much nicer, It has more fan pins, a bit better power phase I assume. pretty much it. I say go for the Z87

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Posted · Original PosterOP

EDIT: I actually meant to write "What are the differences between these two Gigabyte motherboards"?

I do know correct grammar but it kinda failed me this time. My bad.

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Hi guys,

 

As the title indicates I'm trying to understand the complete list of differences between two Gigabyte motherboards.

 

These are the motherboards:

 

GA-Z87-D3HP

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4519#ov

 

GA-H87-D3H

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4491#ov

 

Now I do understand the differences between the Z87 and H87 chipset so that doesn't need explaining but I just would like to know of the complete actual differences between these to motherboards.

 

I have a side-by-side comparison if this would help anyone.

 

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/comparison/list.aspx?ck=2&pids=4519,4491

 

You may be asking "why are you wanting to get a H87 motherboards?" Well to answer that question I actually don't ever plan on OCing or using two GPUs in SLI so I just don't need a Z87 motherboard.

 

Any other questions please feel free to ask.


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the Z87 has a matte black PCB which looks much nicer, It has more fan pins, a bit better power phase I assume. pretty much it. I say go for the Z87


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well you could get a non k cpu with that to save some money.


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Thanks guys, very much appreciated. Okay well I'll stick with the Z87 then.


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The H87 supports up to 1600Mhz ram while the Z87 one supports up to 3000Mhz ram. The Z87 one has 2 usb 3.0 headers while the H87 one only has one USB 3.0 header. I would go with the H87 one since you don't plan to overclock or use multiple gpus.


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I love how on this forum that you can ask a question and get a reply in seconds.


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I love how on this forum that you can ask a question and get a reply in seconds.

Choose a best answer yet?


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Oh! this may be a tad stupid question to ask. What is a USB header?

 

Edit: Don't worry, did a google search.


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Oh! this may be a tad stupid question to ask. What is a USB header? 

Its the place where you plug in the USB connector into. 

These are examples of USB headers:

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USB 3.0 on the right and USB 2.0 on the left.

 

Source: http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Motherboards/Gigabyte-P67A-UD4-LGA-1155-ATX-Motherboard-Review/Specifications-Layout-Include


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Its the place where you plug in the USB connector into. 

These are examples of USB headers:

15.jpg

USB 3.0 on the right and USB 2.0 on the left.

 

Source: http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Motherboards/Gigabyte-P67A-UD4-LGA-1155-ATX-Motherboard-Review/Specifications-Layout-Include

Thanks mate!


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