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Device Overview:

The Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3 (rev. 1.0) is a Micro-ATX motherboard that supports the latest 4th Generation Intel Core processors. This motherboard is built with high quality components and features a variety of technologies that improve the user experience. One of its important features is the 4 USB 3.0 ports which offer fast data transfer speeds.


  • Supports 4th Generation Intel Core processors
  • USB 3.0 ports (2 on rear panel, 2 via internal header)
  • Dual channel DDR3 DIMM slots supporting up to 16GB of memory
  • Audio Noise Guard with High Quality Audio Capacitors
  • GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration (USB 3.0, SATA 3.0, 3x USB Power)
  • LAN with high ESD Protection


  • Chipset: Intel H81 Express Chipset
  • Form Factor: Micro-ATX
  • Memory: 2 x DDR3 DIMM slots supporting up to 16GB
  • Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, 2 x PCI Express x1 slots, 1 x PCI slot
  • Storage: 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors, 2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
  • Audio: Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec
  • LAN: Realtek GbE LAN chip
  • USB Ports: 4 x USB 3.0, 8 x USB 2.0/1.1, 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports)

Using Technologies:

The Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3 (rev. 1.0) motherboard features a variety of using technologies including the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Plus technology. This technology uses high quality components such as solid capacitors for better stability and durability. Also, the GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration technology adds three fastest USB ports and unique SATA ports to enhance user experience. Additionally, the motherboard features Audio Noise Guard which helps to preserve audio quality by protecting the motherboard from electromagnetic interference.

Known Issues:

The Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3 (rev. 1.0) motherboard does not have any known issues at this time.


If you encounter issues with your Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3 (rev. 1.0) motherboard, we recommend checking the following:

  • Check all cable connections are firmly attached and seated correctly
  • Ensure all components are installed correctly and functioning properly
  • Ensure the latest BIOS and drivers are installed and up to date
  • If any components are faulty, such as RAM or video card, replace them as necessary

Driver Information:

The VIA USB 3.0 Driver 4.20 is compatible with Windows 8.1 and is specifically designed for the Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3 (rev. 1.0) motherboard. This driver is responsible for proper functioning and management of the USB 3.0 ports on the motherboard. It can be downloaded from the official Gigabyte website as well as other third-party websites. Once downloaded, follow the installation process carefully and complete it.