ASRock 880GXH/USB3 Motherboard

The Motherboard

ASRock has four motherboard models based on AMD 880G chipset, 880G Extreme3, 880GXH/USB3, 880GMH/USB3 and 880GM-LE. In the table below we show the main differences between these four models.

  880G Extreme3 880GXH/USB3 880GMH/USB3 880GM-LE
Form Factor ATX ATX microATX microATX
Memory 4 sockets 4 sockets 4 sockets 2 sockets
PCI Express x16 slots Three One One One
PCI Express x1 slots One Two One One
PCI slots Three Three Two Two
South Bridge Chip SB850 SB710 SB710 SB710
SATA-300 None Five ports Five ports Six ports
SATA-600 Six ports None None None
eSATA None One eSATA-300 port One eSATA-300 port None
USB 2.0 12 ports 11 ports 11 ports 12 ports
USB 3.0 Two ports One port One port None
Audio Codec VIA VT2020 Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC662
Networking One Gigabit Ethernet port One Gigabit Ethernet port One Gigabit Ethernet port One Gigabit Ethernet port
SidePort Memory 128 MB No 128 MB No
Voltage Regulator 8+2 4+1 4+1 3+1

All of them use Japanese solid capacitors, which is great.

In Figure 1 you have an overall look at ASRock 880GXH/USB3. As you can see, it uses the standard ATX form factor.

ASRock 880GXH/USB3 motherboardFigure 1: ASRock 880GXH/USB3 motherboard.

Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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