Hello Gizcomputers, after a somewhat hectic January testing some motherboards and other devices, we continue our review of what are, according to the Gizcomputer team, some of the most interesting motherboards on the current scene. In this case we take a look at the Gigabyte GA-B150-HD3P, a motherboard that recovers the ATX format to bring us a very complete set of features at a very reasonable price. Let’s see what it offers us.
Design and construction of the Gigabyte GA-B150-HD3P.
The Gigabyte GA-B150M-HD3P is a motherboard that boasts the usual technology ULTRADURABLE, which includes various features in its manufacture such as a socket with high quality gold plated pins (15 micron gold), a high-quality and efficient anti-humidity, chokes and mosfets PCB, a separate audio circuit that isolates it from electromagnetic interference, and includes audiophile grade capacitors or various ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection systems on the rear connection panel .
It is a board quite similar to the Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H that we already talked about a few weeks ago, but with some small improvements such as one more phase in the power supply (6 in total) and a heatsink that now takes care of Refrigerate all the mosfets of the VRM, extending the useful life of the same.
Although the ventilation system is complete, with 3 4-pin connectors for the chassis, we still do not see in the manufacturer’s mid / low range a specific connector for water pumps, something that we hope they will include in their next generation of boards.
Processor and RAM support for the Gigabyte B150-HD3P.
There is no news in the compatibility of processors and RAM, and as in all the boards of the 100 series, we can install any processor Skylake under socket 1151 and RAM modules 2133 MHz DDR4 dual channel.
The Gigabyte B150-HD3P makes use of the B150 chipset, which belongs to Intel’s business range, with functions such as “Intel Small Business Advantage” and with a support for SATA, PCIe and USB ports that sits halfway between the H110 and the H170. We recover this couple of captures where you can do a quick review of the different chipsets of this manufacturer.
Gigabyte B150M Technical Specifications-HD3P.
Here is a summary table with all the technical details and extras of this motherboard:
|Compatible processors and format|
|Format||ATX: 30.5cm x 21.4cm|
|Model||Intel B150 Express Chipset|
Intel USB 3.1 Chipset + Driver:
|RAM memory support|
|Memory type / maximum frequency (official)||
|Integrated Graphics Processor – Intel® HD Graphics Support:
Maximum shared memory: 1024 MB
Supports up to 3 displays at the same time
|Supported operating systems||
Some notes on connectivity, audio and expansion.
Although we have already been able to see all the details of the Gigabyte GA-B150-HD3P, we would like to highlight some connectivity elements, where the support for practically any current standard stands out, and where we have a little used port SATA Express, a more interesting port M.2 with support for PCIe x4 Gen 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2 types a and c, Gigabit LAN connector with traffic prioritization and 3 video outputs, where we miss a DisplayPort port that supports 4K @ 60FPS (we stay at 24fps).
Conclusions, availability and price of the GA-B150-HD3P.
As you can see, the Gigabyte GA-B150-HD3P is a very complete mid-range proposal in which we will only be limited when it comes to overclocking, but which otherwise offers us a good construction, a good design, a decent cooling and a support of very complete connectivity.
If we add to all this a price that can be found around 100 euros, we have a motherboard to take into account and more than suitable for multipurpose equipment. If by any chance you are looking for an even cheaper plate, you can always take a look at the Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2H from the same manufacturer.
- Good construction and circuitry.
- Support for M.2 drive under PCIe NVMe Gen 3 x4.
- Support for SATA Express.
- Audio with separate anti-interference PCB and Japanese capacitors.
- Quality / price ratio.
- Suitable for Skylake.
- More SATA ports than H110 boards.
- Crossfire possibility (x16, x4 3.0).
- 2 PCI ports always4 available (except triple slot graphics)
- With support for SLI it would have been perfect.
- A DisplayPort output would have been more interesting than a VGA one.