CPU1. Support for an Intel Core i7 series processor/Intel Core i5 series processor in the LGA1156 package(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.)2. L3 cache varies with CPU Chipset 1. Intel P55 Express Chipset Memory 1. 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory2. Dual channel memory architecture3. Support for DDR3 2200/1600/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules4. Support for non-ECC memory modules5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules Audio 1. Realtek ALC889A codec2. High Definition Audio3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel4. Support for Dolby Home Theater5. Support for S/PDIF In/Out6. Support for CD In LAN1. 2 x RTL8111D chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)2. Support for Teaming3. Support for Smart Dual LAN Expansion Slots 1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8) (The PCIEX16 and PCIEX8 slots conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)3. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots4. 2 x PCI slots Multi-Graphics Technology1. Support for ATI CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI technology Storage InterfaceIntel P55 Express Chipset:1. 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices2. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 GIGABYTE SATA2 chip:1. 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices2. 2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_0, GSATA2_1) supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices3. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD JMB362 SATA2 chip:1. 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s connectors on the back panel supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices2. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD iTE IT8720 chip:1. 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive USB 1. Integrated in the Chipset2. Up to 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (10 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers) IEEE 13941. T.I. TSB43AB23 chip2. Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports (2 on the back panel, 1 via the IEEE 1394a bracket connected to the internal IEEE 1394a header) Internal I/O Connectors 1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector3. 1 x floppy disk drive connector4. 1 x IDE connector5. 8 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors6. 1 x CPU fan header7. 2 x system fan headers8. 1 x power fan header9. 1 x PCH chip fan header10. 1 x front panel header11. 1 x front panel audio header12. 1 x CD In connector13. 1 x S/PDIF In header14. 1 x S/PDIF Out header15. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers16. 1 x IEEE 1394a header17. 1 x serial port header18. 1 x parallel port header19. 1 x clearing CMOS jumper Back Panel Connectors 1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse port2. 1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector3. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector4. 2 x IEEE 1394a ports5. 10 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports6. 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s ports7. 2 x RJ-45 ports8. 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/ Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone) I/O Controller 1. iTE IT8720 chipH/W Monitoring 1. System voltage detection2. CPU/System temperature detection3. CPU/System/Power fan speed detection4. CPU overheating warning5. CPU/System/Power fan fail warning6. CPU/System fan speed control BIOS 1. 2 x 16 Mbit flash2. Use of licensed AWARD BIOS3. Support for DualBIOS4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b Unique Features 1. Support for @BIOS2. Support for Q-Flash3. Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue4. Support for Download Center5. Support for Xpress Install6. Support for Xpress Recovery27. Support for EasyTune8. Support for Dynamic Energy Saver 29. Support TPM10. Support for Smart 611. Support for Q-Share Bundle Software 1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version) Form Factor 1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cmIt is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available. Do not forget to check with our site as often as possible in order to stay updated on the latest drivers, software and games. Try to set a system restore point before installing a device driver. This will help if you installed a wrong driver. Problems can arise when your hardware device is too old or not supported any longer.