Summary: I honestly didn't expect a lot from a HTPC-marketed board of this size, but Gigabyte pleasantly surprised me with the GA-H55N-USB3. Despite its small size, Gigabyte has managed to pack a ton of features into this board.
The little brother of the GA-H55-USB3, the two boards are nearly identical in appearance aside from the size.
Excerpt: Smaller is sometimes better especially when efficiency and innovation are two primary focuses. Mini-ITX motherboards are one of the latest ideas that some what follows along that focus. While it doesn’t take creative thinking to produce one, the features that pack the little board does take a little effort.
Summary: This is the world’s first USB 3.0 m-ITX motherboard. That is impressive in its own right. After you get past the theoretical 5.0gbps speeds, the board doesn’t disappoint. HW Bot held a special Overclocking Competition centered around this motherboard to demonstrate that good things come in small packages. Let’s get serious, if you are planning on building an outrageous gaming rig than this probably isn’t the motherboard for you.
Conclusion: The H55n-USB3 has all of the features you would expect from a full size motherboard, all packed into the Mini-ITX motherboard. If you are looking to build a small form factor system that is capable of gaming, this is one of the best choices on the market right now. Including USB 3.0 is the icing on the cake.
Conclusion: I have to say, I thought I was dreaming when I saw how well the Gigabyte H55N-USB3 motherboard actually performed. I mean, how come a montherboard of this size, pack such a huge punch in terms of performance and overclocking ability ... not to mention that it offers a massive feature list. It produce some excellent results in all of our benchmarks, with good scores in both 3D Mark Vantage and Unigine DX11 benchmark.
Conclusion: The performance of the GIGABYTE H55N-USB3 motherboard was outstanding. It didn't only perform better than the competition in the majority of the tests, but also has great overclocking capabilities not seen with other manufacturers. The board fully supports LGA 1156 CPUs including the highest model available, which means it performs much better with the appropriate CPU and GPU if necessary. It also comes with a very detailed BIOS and support for low-voltage memory kits.
Conclusion: Płytę Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 wykonano w formacie mini-ITX. Jej sercem jest jednoukładowy chipset Intel H55. Zainstalowano na niej dwa gniazda do pamięci RAM GDDR3. Do instalacji kart rozszerzeń służy tylko jedno gniazdo - PCI-Express x16 dla karty graficznej. Podłączyć można za to cztery napędy SATA 3 Gb/s. Z pinów na płycie da się podpiąć cztery gniazda USB 2.0. Zasilanie dostarczane jest przez dwa gniazda - 24-pin i 4-pin.
Pros: Niewielkie rozmiary, spore możliwości, wsparcie dla wydajnych procesorów
Summary: Результаты, продемонстрированные GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 в ходе наших испытаний, — одни из лучших по всей тестовой группе; мы сочли ее достойной отличия «Редакция советует». Да и цена, хотя и не самая низкая, вполне разумна, особенно если учесть, что иные полноценные решения в формате mini-ITX представлены на рынке довольно-таки скудно.
Pros: Отличная функциональность и схемотехника в весьма компактном формфакторе, привлекательная цена, интерфейс USB 3.0.