Main Specifications

The main specifications for the Gigabyte H81M-S2PH include:

  • Socket: LGA1150
  • Chipset: Intel H81 Express
  • Super I/O: ITE IT8620E
  • Parallel ATA: none
  • Serial ATA: two SATA-300 and two SATA-600 ports controlled by the chipset (no RAID support)
  • External SATA: none
  • USB 2.0: six USB 2.0 ports, two on the motherboard real panel and four available through two headers on the motherboard
  • USB 3.0: two USB 3.0 ports, on the motherboard rear panel, controlled by the chipset
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394): none
  • Thunderbolt: none
  • On-board video: controlled by the CPU; VGA and HDMI connectors
  • Audio: produced by the chipset together with a Realtek ALC887 codec (7.1 channels, 24-bit resolution, 192 kHz sampling rate, 97 dB SNR for the outputs, and 90 dB SNR for the inputs)
  • On-board LAN: one Gigabit Ethernet port controlled by a Realtek RTL8111F chip
  • Buzzer: no
  • Infrared interface: no
  • Power supply required: EPS12V
  • Slots: one PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot, one PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot, and two PCI slots
  • Memory: two DDR3-DIMM sockets (up to DDR3-1600, 16 GiB maximum)
  • Fan connectors: one four-pin connector for the CPU cooler and one four-pin connector for an auxiliary fan
  • Extra features: none
  • Number of CDs/DVDs provided: one
  • Programs included: Motherboard utilities
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  • Average price in the U.S.*: USD 70.00

* Researched at on the day we published this review.


Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.