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Apr
9
2014

GIGABYTE AM1M-S2H Motherboard for AMD AM1 APUs

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The GIGABYTE AM1M-S2H motherboard is the one of the first motherboards to be launched with the new FS1b socket for AMD AM1 series APUs. It’s built with GIGABYTE’s Ultra Durable technology and features their custom UEFI bios. There is also support for On/Off charge on USB devices to quickly charge your phone and tablet devices.

The board also uses high quality Solid Caps for the CPU VRM in order to insure a long lifespan of the board and the APU. The board itself is also made using a Glass Fabric PCB that protects it from humidity damage. The two RAM slots on the motherboard support up to two DDR3 DIMM modules at 1600MHz.

Inside the box, you’ll find the motherboard sitting on top of the accessories. As far as the accessories go, the motherboard comes with two SATA cables, an IO shield as well as a motherboard layout guide and drivers DVD.

For front I/O connectivity, the board supports SPDIF 7.1 audio and also has three USB 2.0 ports. On the rear I/O, you’ll find a PS2 mouse and keyboard port. A D-sub connection, a single HDMI port alongside two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. You’ll also find a Gigabit Ethernet LAN port and your standard audio connections.

The VGA port is capable of handling monitors up to 1920x1080 and the HDMI port is able to carry 4K over a HDMI 1.4a cable.

For expansion, the GIGABYTE AM1M-S2H features a single PCI Express x16 slot and 2 x1 slots which operate on the gen. 2 standard. With the AM1 APU SoC, the motherboard natively supports two SATA 3 6Gb/s devices.

Overall, the GIGABYTE AM1M-S2H motherboard is great for those looking at an entry level system and don’t want to skimp on features. With its $40 MSRP, you should definitely consider picking one up if you are going to be building and AM1 rig.

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