GIGABYTE B460M DS3H V2 At first glance, we observe that this motherboard is not “intended to be nice.” There are no RGB LEDs on this card, only the strip left on the board, and the finish is minimalistic with grey and black tones.
Also, I prefer the Ryzen version of this board’s artwork, but that is just my opinion. This board has a mini ATX design with dimensions of 10.43 x 10.43 x 2.12 inches.
However, the Gigabyte B460M DS3H is now cheaper than the Gigabyte B450M DS3H at the time of writing this article. So it’s likely that they tried to make a board with a minimal design that was more performance-oriented. Overall, this is a reasonable and reasonable proposal.
GIGABYTE B460M DS3H V2
This motherboard has four DDR4 RAM slots, each with dual-channel compatibility. If you have an i5 processor, the b460 chipset on this board will only allow you to use memory frequencies up to 2600Mhz.
The Gigabyte B460M DS3H contains 4+2 phases and low Rds (on) MOSFETs, which means less energy is wasted because of unnecessary residual heat dissipation.
Furthermore, unlike the Ryzen version, this board features a 1X SSD M.2 slot on the right side of the PCIe X16 slot, which supports up to 32GB/s, and unlike the Ryzen version, this board only has one graphics card slot.
We have two SATA connectors on the bottom right of the board and four on the top right. Now, let’s look at the CPUs that are recommended.
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GIGABYTE B460M DS3H V2
- Supports Intel® CoreTM 10th and Intel® CoreTM 11th Generation Processors*
- NVMe PCIe Gen3 X4 M.2 Connectors, Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
- 5 Benefits of a Smart Fan Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP, Multiple Temperature Sensors
- Ready for Intel® OptaneTM Memory
- cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software with Intel® GbE LAN
- 3 Different Display Interfaces RGB FUSION is supported. 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light
- Show Design, Addressable LED and RGB LED Strip Support
- Design Q-Flash Plus Anti-Sulfur Resistors Install the CPU, Memory, and Graphics Card before
- updating the BIOS.
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port, 1 x D-Sub port, 1 x DVI-D port, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x RJ-45 port, 3 x audio jacks are seen on the Gigabyte B450M DS3H rear panel connection.
To summarise, the Gigabyte B460M DS3H is likely one of the most affordable boards with a 1200 socket. If you want to purchase a 10th generation Intel processor but don’t have one yet, this is the board to get.
When choosing a processor for this board, keep in mind that higher TDP CPUs may create overheating concerns. Additionally, if you enjoy overclocking, this board is not for you.
|GIGABYTE B460M DS3H V2 CPU
|Support for 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors/Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel® Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1200 package
L3 cache varies with CPU
|GIGABYTE B460M DS3H V2 Chipset
|Intel®H470 Express Chipset
|GIGABYTE B460M DS3H V2 Memory
|Intel® Core™ i9/i7 processors:
Support for DDR4 2933/2666/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
Intel® Core™ i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron processors:
Support for DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer “Memory Support List” for more information.)
|GIGABYTE B460M DS3H V2 Onboard Graphics
|Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
1 x D-Sub port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920×1200@60 Hz
* D-Sub port, supported by 10th Generation processors only.
1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920×1200@60 Hz
* The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×2160@30 Hz
* Support for HDMI 1.4 version and HDCP 2.3.
Support up to three displays (limited to 10th Generation Intel processors only)
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
|GIGABYTE B460M DS3H V2 Audio
|Realtek® Audio CODEC
High Definition Audio
|GIGABYTE B460M DS3H V2 LAN
|Intel® GbE LAN chip (1000 Mbit/100 Mbit)
|GIGABYTE B460M DS3H V2 Expansion Slots
|1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
2 x PCI Express x1 slots
(All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
Supports up to ASPM L1.2 power management protocols.
|GIGABYTE B460M DS3H V2 Multi-Graphics Technology
|Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies
|1. 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
* Refer to “1-7 Internal Connectors,” for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
M.2 connectors support up to ASPM L1.2 PCIe power management protocols.
|5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (3 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
|Internal I/O Connectors
|1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
1 x system fan header
1 x addressable LED strip header
1 x RGB LED strip header
1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
2 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connectors
1 x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only)
1 x serial port header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Q-Flash Plus button
|Back Panel Connectors
|1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x HDMI port
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
3 x audio jacks
|iTE® I/O Controller Chip
Fan speed detection
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
* Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the fan you install.
|1 x 256 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
|Support for APP Center
System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Q-Flash Plus
|Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
|Support for Windows 10 64-bit
|Micro ATX Form Factor; 24.4cm x 24.4cm
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