The Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2 is compatible with Intel processors with the LGA 1151 socket.
It has 0 GB DDR4 maximum RAM and conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor standard.
|CPU Socket||LGA 1151||SLI Support||1 graphics cards|
|CPU Compatible Make||Intel||Crossfire Support||0 graphics cards|
|CPU Chipset||Intel® H110 Express Chipset||Onboard GPU||yes|
|Form Factor||Micro-ATX||PCI Slots|
|Max RAM||0 GB DDR4||SATA 1.0||1|
|RAM Slots||2 x DDR4||SATA 2.0||1|
|Memory Channels||2||SATA 3.0||0|
|Compatible RAM Speeds||RAID Support||yes|
|USB 3.0 Rear||2||Internal I/O|
|Graphics Card Interface||PCIe v3.0||Back Panel I/O|
The Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2 uses the Intel LGA 1151 CPU socket. Any compatible Intel CPU will have the same socket entry.
The Micro-ATX Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2 should fit into all ATX cases, but its smaller size allows you to downsize your system build as a whole. Its size comes at the cost of features, so there are likely to be far fewer connections and expansion options available than in a larger motherboard.
The Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2 has 1 SATA 3.0 hard drive slots. These allow for theoretical data transfer speeds of up to 6GB/s, as opposed to the 3GB/s of SATA 2.0. Generally speaking, only high performance hard drives, specifically solid-state drives, will be able to take advantage of the bandwidth potential of SATA 3.0 ports, though it is backwards compatible, so you do not have to take advantage. This motherboard also has 1 SATA 2.0 slots, so numerous SATA hard drives can be connected if desired.
The Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2 supports onboard graphics. This allows for integrated graphics when paired with a compatible CPU that supports them. Integrated graphics are a cheap alternative to using a graphics card, but should be avoided when frequently using modern applications or games that require intense graphical processing. There are 1 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. This means it is perfectly capable of accommodating the latest graphics cards, although it is important to try and use a graphics card with the same graphics card interface of PCIe v3.0, as anything below will not reach the motherboard's potential, and anything above will have its performance slashed to the bandwidth maximum of the Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2's PCIe v3.0. The Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2 does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.
The Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2 has 0 USB 2.0 slots and 2 USB 3.0 slots. USB 3.0 slots are theoretically capable of data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is over 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 top speed of 480 Mbit/s. Although USB 2.0 slots alone currently serve as well as ever, an upgrade would better future-proof your system as more USB 3.0 compatible peripherals emerge. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, which means you do not even have to use the newer slot functionality if you do not wish to.