thumb Gigabyte H55N USB3 Mini ITX Sneak Peek

Gigabyte is about to unleash a new mainboard based on the Intel H55 Express chipset.

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We’ve had a chance to look at Gigabyte’s late “prototype” of the H55N-USB3 Mini-ITX mainboard, with the preliminary packaging too. We think it’s a lot squeezed into very little space, somewhat of a engineering (and manufacturing) marvel.

 Gigabyte H55N USB3 Mini ITX Sneak Peek
 Gigabyte H55N USB3 Mini ITX Sneak Peek
 Gigabyte H55N USB3 Mini ITX Sneak Peek
To sum it up, this is a Intel H55 Express mainboard shoehorned into the Mini-ITX form factor, spiced up with Gigabyte-ism, and produced with Gigabyte’s expertise. Let’s take a look at what the Intel H55 Express offers.
4 Gigabyte H55N USB3 Mini ITX Sneak Peek
Other than having what is already on the chipset, Gigabyte added USB Super Speed, every digital display connectivity option bar DisplayPort (there is even good ol’ VGA), high current capacity USB ports, dual BIOS EEPROMs. I’ve noted 2-phase memory VRM, 2 phase Uncore VRM, and 4 phase CPU VRM. 
Yes, you can put the Core i7-875K on this board, and do some overclocking. Yes you can fit this board into a Silverstone SG07 and run a Radeon HD 5970 on it’s PCIe expansion slot to make a mighty LAN Party rig.
Yes, there might be some features included which I’ve forgotten to include here, but there is always opportunity for a review when the board is ready to be shipped in late April.