GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 (rev 1.0) Review :: Conclusion

08-18-2010 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

You might think that I have some issues with the layout of the H55N-USB3 motherboard and I do but it is perfectly understandable. This board is designed to fit into a mini-ITX or bigger case, and is targeted for the HTPC market meaning things like large after-market CPU coolers are the farthest things from the target marketís minds. Considering its target market, and the amount of features including USB 3.0 with 3x power for powering up USB devices, the H55N-USB3 deserves a look from anyone building a HTPC. The onboard video when combined with the Clarkdale CPU allows for connection to the most popular monitor connections on the market. The onboard audio is a full 7.1 solution with S/PDIF out also, making it a great solution for the HTPC market as stated. If you want to install an external video card the board comes with a full-length PCI Express x16 slot.