GIGABYTE B360 HD3: For High End Gaming!
Intel B360 Ultra Durable motherboard with USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A, GIGABYTE 8118 Gaming LAN with 25KV protection, Dual M.2, 7 colors RGB LED strips support, Intel CNVi WIFI upgradeable slot, Anti-Sulfur Resistor Design, Smart Fan 5, CEC 2019 ready, and much more...
- Supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4
- New Hybrid Digital PWM Design
- Intel® CNVi 802.11ac Wave2 2T2R Wi-Fi Upgradeable
- High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting
- Dual Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 X4/X2 & SATA interface
- RGB FUSION supports RGB LED strips in 7 colors
- Intel® Native USB 3.1 Gen2 USB Type-A
- GIGABYTE Exclusive 8118 Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management
- CEC 2019 Ready, Save the Power as Easy as One Click
- Smart Fan 5 features Multiple Temperature Sensors and Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
- Anti-Sulfur Resistors Design
- Ultra Durable™ 25Kv ESD & 15Kv Surge LAN Protection
- Swappable Overlay for Accent LED
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
- Lightning-Fast Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 AIC Support
For 8th Gen Intel® Coffee Lake1 Processors
This GIGABYTE Socket LGA-1151 v2 Motherboard is initially only compatible with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Series, Pentium Gold G5xxx Series and Celeron G49xx Series Processors1, offering the highest Intel® CPU performance to consumers.
Older Socket LGA-1151 Processors are unfortunately not pin compatible with this new Motherboard, as per Intel®; due to differences in how each pin is used by the Motherboard. If this Motherboard is used with a 7th Gen and earlier processor, both warranties are void.
Immersive VR Gaming Experiences
VR requires more performance than Full HD graphics for a steady 90FPS or greater and only Gaming PCs can provide the best VR experiences.
To create a seamless VR experience motherboards offer the best features to make your virtual reality feel like your actual reality. With technologies such as NVMe support via M.2 or U.2 and a one piece metal shielding to brace for heavier discrete graphics cards it's obvious that has the tools you need to start your journey in VR. To set the mood motherboards include RGB Fusion to put you in the center of action.
Recommended configuration for VR Gaming PC
Please check your specific VR Manufacturer's website for full system requirements
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD RX 480 or greater w/ HDMI v1.4 port
- CPU: Intel® i5 or equivalent
- Motherboard: H370 / B360 series motherboards
- Memory: 8GB RAM or greater
- USB Ports: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port or greater
- Operating System: Windows® 10 64-bit
Connectivity: Soar Free with Wi-Fi!
Intel® CNVi Wi-Fi Upgrade Kit
The Intel CNVi Wi-Fi Upgrade kit offers an easy way to upgrade Intel CNVi Wi-Fi Upgradeable motherboards with new and faster Gigabit Wi-Fi connectivity without having to upgrade to a whole new system.
Intel® CNVi Wi-Fi kit must be purchased separately. Completed configuration with installed Intel WIFI module on chassis' rear as shown.
Dual NVMe PCIe Gen3 M.2 Slots (x4,x2)
GIGABYTE Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.
Performance Fueled by Optane™
The H370/B360 Platform supports Intel's latest Optane technology. Optane fuels storage performance by acting as a cache drive giving users a significant boost compared to traditional mechanical drives.
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.
The Industry's Leading LAN Static-Electricity & Surge Protection
GIGABYTE motherboards use ICs with up to 3 times the ESD resistance levels compared to traditional ICs. This helps to better protect the motherboard and its components against potential damage caused by static electricity. GIGABYTE motherboards also feature special anti-surge ICs that protect your motherboard, and your PC from any surge in power delivery that may occur, helping to ensure that your PC is equipped to deal with any potentially irregular and inconsistent power delivery.
Native Intel USB 3.1 Gen2 Controller
Intel's native USB 3.1 host controller provides USB 3.1 ports with speeds up to 10Gbps. Available over the USB Type-A connector, the USB 3.1 is much improved with twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation as well as backwards compatibility with USB2.0 and 3.0.
High Definition Digital Outputs
Enjoy true HD display capability using the most commonly integrated digital output technologies on today's HD displays and TVs.
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.
Different models have different number of fan pin headers and temperature sensors. Smart Fan 5 function may vary by model.
- 6 Temperature Sensors
- 4 Fan Pin Headers
- All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
- Interoperable Fans and Sensors
- Intuitive UI for Fan Control
Fan Stop: 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.
Hybrid Fan Pin Headers
Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers - 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.
New Smart Fan 5 Software
Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage scenario. For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.
Interoperable Sensors and Fans - Each fan can be customized to operate at different speeds according to any defined temperature source input (except the CPU fan).
Fan Curve - Customize fan curves based on specific temperatures with the intuitive graphical UI.
System Information Viewer
GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.
Immersive VR Gaming Experience
VR requires more performance than Full HD graphics for a steady 90FPS or greater. Only Gaming PCs can provide the best VR experience.
* To create a seamless VR experience GIGABYTE Motherboards offer the best features to make your virtual reality feel like your actual reality. With technologies such as NVMe support via M.2 or U.2 it's obvious that GIGABYTE has the tools you need to start your journey in VR.
2-Way CrossFire™ Multi Graphics
Multi-graphics configuration offers better graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
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. LED trace path lighting Illuminates to show the separation of the PCB layers.
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!
RGB Fusion (Advanced mode)
RGB Calibration - Different light strips sometimes have different RGB pin definitions, RGB Fusion softwear can relocate each pin location for the best compatibility.
Lighting Profile - Save, export and import profiles to quickly change effects based on you preference and to share with others.
GIGABYTE RGB Fusion APP
Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.
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.
Start Sulfurization Protection
Sulfur compounds in the air can penetrate tiny onboard resistors creating chemical change and causing these resistors to open or short. If either of these occurs the motherboard will fail to function. By equipping resistors with an Anti-Sulfur Design GIGABYTE gives Ultra Durable Motherboards a whole new meaning.
CEC 2019 Ready: Save Power As Easily As One Click
CEC Requirement: PC power consumption must be under a certain level when it's in off mode, idle mode, stand-by mode. With high power efficiency hardware components and fine tuned BIOS, GIGABYTE motherboards can achieve lower power consumption under idle mode and fully comply with new CEC 2019 (California Energy Commission) power consumption requirement.
GIGABYTE BIOS & Applications
Refreshed BIOS - The BIOS is essential for users during initial setup to allow for the most optimal settings. With a new GUI and easier to use functionalities, GIGABYTE has been able to reinvent the BIOS to give users a better experience while setting up their new system.
GIGABYTE APP Center - The GIGABYTE APP Center gives you easy access to a wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE APP Center allows you to easily launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system, check related updates online, and download the latest apps, drivers, and BIOS.
3D OSD - 3D OSD automatically detects and displays your system information during games, allowing you to easily get a hold of your system information without switching between screens.
TriDef® SmartCam | Custom Stream Modding
To facilitate being the full streaming solution each AORUS motherboard includes TriDef® SmartCam software, you are now able to remove backgrounds without the hassle of using a green screen. Through the SmartCam application you can now apply live filters, and fully control your background, not only while streaming, but also through other video applications such as Skype.
Enhance Your Online Game Performance with WTFast®
WTFast is a Gamers Private Network (GPN), which optimizes and improves your connection from end to end.
XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster8: Cast Your Game Anytime, Anywhere
Now set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster! Fully optimized social media integration is ready for real-time – keeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch. Host your game like a pro!
*Free 14 days XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Premium License.
4K Ultra HD Support
4K resolution is the next technological milestone in high-definition content delivery, utilizing approximately 4,000 pixels on the horizontal axis, more than 4x today's standard HD pixel density. GIGABYTE motherboards provide native 4K support with integrated Intel® HD Graphics via HDMI.
HDMI™ - The Next Generation Multimedia Interface
HDMI™ is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable. In addition, HDMI™ is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.
Able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI™ ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion.
Operating System Support:
Requires Windows® 10 or Windows® 10 Professional Operating System to work.
Intel® Processor Support:
This motherboard has a LGA-1151 v2 Processor Socket which supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ "Coffee Lake" Desktop Processors. Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with earlier Generation Intel® Processors, even those with an Socket LGA-1151 v1 design.
This Motherboard initially supports these Intel® Core™ processors, with more to follow:
- Core™ i7: i7-8700K, i7-8700
- Core™ i5: i5-8600K, i5-8600, i5-8500, i5-8400
- Core™ i3: i3-8350K, i3-8300, i3-8100
- Pentium Gold: G5600, G5500, G5400
- Celeron: G4920, G4900
|CPU Support1||Supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7, i5, i3, Pentium Gold and Celeron G Series desktop processors in the Socket LGA1151 v2 package.
Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with 7th Gen and earlier Intel® Processors.
|Chipset||Intel® B360 Express Chipset|
|Memory||For matching Intel® 6+ Core Processors:
4x DIMM DDR4-2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz Stock Clocked Unbuffered RAM, 64GB Max (4x 16GB)
For matching Intel® Dual and Quad Core Processors:
Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
|Integrated Graphics||Requires Intel® Processor with Integrated Graphics Chip:
1 x HDMI 1.4 port w/ HDCP 2.2, up to 4,096x2,160 @ 30Hz
1 x DVI-D port, up to 1,920x1,200 @ 60Hz
1 x D-Sub port, up to 1,920x1,200 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared memory: 1,024 MB
|Storage||Intel® B360 Chipset:
6 x SATA III ports
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_32G)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x2 SSD support) (M2P_16G)
|Expansion Slots||1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (at x16)
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (at x4)
4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots
1 x M.2 Socket 1 connector for an Intel® CNVi wireless module only (CNVI)
|Multi-GPU Support||Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies|
|USB Ports||Intel® B360 Chipset:
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
5 x USB 3.1 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)
|LAN||Realtek® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
|Audio||Realtek® ALC892 CODEC:
8-Channel High Definition Audio
6 x 3.5mm Audio jacks
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x HDMI port
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
6 x audio jacks
|Internal I/O||1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
3 x system fan headers
1 x RGB LED strip header
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
1 x parallel port header
1 x serial port header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
|I/O Controller||iTE® I/O Controller Chip|
|BIOS||2 x 128 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
|Operating System||Requires Windows® 10 64-bit|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor: 30.5 x 22.5 cm|
- This Motherboard only supports 8th Gen Intel Core Processors on the LGA 1151 Socket. Pin assignments have changed, so 7th Gen and earlier LGA 1151 socket processors will not work. Any damage to this motherboard and / or 7th Gen and earlier LGA 1151 socket processors when used together voids the warranty of both products.