Intel has recently changed the policy of genuine processors more aggressively to fit the current market response. As many of you know, the “retail box processor” distributed in a genuine box and the “tray processor” called bulk have the same post-warranty period of 3 years. Here, “Gray Processor”, which is commonly referred to as imported from companies in Yongsan, except for Coit, PC Direct, and Intek & Company, which are Intel’s official importers, does not of course apply. Due to this, the price of the system can afford to drop a little more, and more, it seems to bring down the overall price of the computer to some extent.
However, distribution of tray processors applies to all 12th generation core processors, but core i3 and i5 processors with a TDP of 65W and Pentium Gold and Celeron processors do not provide a basic cooler. It seems advantageous to buy.
▲ From May 2022, the biggest difference between Intel Retail Box Processor and Bulk Tray Processor is the presence or absence of a built-in cooler. – Basic cooler provided for Intel 12th generation Core processor
■ GIGABYTE H610M-S2H DDR4 – JC Hyun
▲ Brief specifications: Intel (Socket 1700) / Intel H610 / M-ATX (23.0×21.5cm) / Power supply: 6+1+1 phase / Memory DDR4 / 3200MHz (PC4-25600) / 2ea / Memory capacity: Max. 64GB / XMP / Optane / Expansion slot VGA connection: PCIe4.0 x16 / PCIe version: PCIe4.0, PCIe3.0, PCIe / PCIex16: 1 / PCIex1: 1 / Storage SATA3: 4 / M.2: 1pc / PCIe / NVMe / Rear D-SUB / DVI / HDMI / DP / USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 / RJ-45 / Audio Jack / PS/2 / LAN/Audio Intel series / Max. Gigabit / RJ-45: 1 / Realtek ALC897 / 7.1ch (8ch) / Internal I/O RGB header (4-pin): 1ea / System fan header (4-pin): 2ea / USB2.0 header: 2ea / USB3 .0 header: 1 Dogs / UEFI Features / LED Header / TPM Header
Intel’s 12th generation core processor has changed from a square shape to a rectangular shape due to the increased number of pins compared to the basic 11th generation core processor. The reason it is called LGA1700 is because the number of pins in the socket has increased to 1700. It is a low entry level processor because it is H610 chipset, but all 12th generation products can be installed and used.
The power supply design of GIGABYTE H610M-S2H DDR4 motherboard is a digital VRM 8-phase structure, and it is faster than the traditional method consisting of high-low MOSFETs per phase. Since the chipset and price range of the motherboard are entry-level, the power supply is not treated with a heat sink.
The H610 chipset forces Intel to force two memory banks so that you can’t see products with four memory banks, so it’s virtually impossible to find a motherboard with four memory banks. Therefore, the 12th generation H610 chipset is based on DDR4-3200 memory and can be expanded up to 64GB in a dual-channel configuration.
In addition, this motherboard has both a USB 3.2 root pin header and a SATA3 port located next to the 24-pin power connector for convenient cable organization when assembling.
Between the PCIe slot where the graphics card is installed and the processor socket, there is a socket for installing an M.2 2280 NVMe SSD, and mounting of the NVMe SSD is possible with a simple plastic screw. It is simple and convenient as there is no need to fix it with a separate screw.
The sound codec of the Gigabyte H610M-S2H DDR4 motherboard is 7.1-channel Realtek ALC897, and the Intel I219-V chipset is used for the LAN controller that provides 1Gbps wired Internet speed. The combination of these two chipsets is a combination commonly seen in B660 motherboards of similar grades or higher chipsets.
The RGB LED pin header to connect to the RGB LED of the AIO cooler or case that many people are using supports only one 12V 4-pin header. Unfortunately, it does not support 5V ARGB LED header, so you have to purchase a peripheral that supports RGB LED to use it.
This motherboard IO shield configuration is quite backwards compatible, considering that legacy equipment can be used to its full potential. In particular, this gigabyte H610M-S2H DDR4 motherboard is perfect if you want to connect a monitor with D-Sub and DVI ports while using Intel’s UHD graphics core without the need to install a graphics card. And it has 6 USB ports, 2 of which support USB 3.2 Gen2 x1.
■ GIGABYTE H610M-S2H DDR4 for popularization of 12th generation core processors – JC Hyun
With the release of Intel’s 12th generation core processors, as consumers have a 65W ~ 150W TDP, consumers naturally prefer a “heatpipe + tower” processor cooler that can be purchased in the aftermarket rather than a basic cooler, and AIO cooler with two or more rows is basically used. it became Of course, this resulted in a high performance improvement of the processor while obtaining stable cooling, but on the contrary, you have to pay an additional price for the cooler. In the case of a tower-type cooler using a heat pipe, it is necessary to purchase a product that can withstand at least 20,000 to 30,000 won and a 120W TDP, so the overall system cost rises. So, if you want to purchase a 65W class processor, it is better to purchase a retail box product.
If you decide to buy Intel’s 12th generation Core processor and configure your system, you should choose a motherboard within your overall budget. If you want to install about an NVMe SSD with 16GB of DDR4 memory and a capacity of 256 or 512GB, you can configure an optimal system in a small budget by purchasing a micro ATB H610 chipset motherboard without looking at the front or back.
The Gigabyte H610M-S2H DDR4 motherboard introduced today has a DisplayPort, HDMI port, D-Sub and DVI ports, so among those using the 8th or 9th generation systems, those who want to use the old display equipment as is It is a product that can be used directly on a work computer. The price of this motherboard can be purchased from Danawa, Compuzon, and portal sites for around 120,000 won.