Gigabyte AM1M-S2H
Written by Michael Larabel in Motherboards on 21 April 2014. Page 2 of 3. 16 Comments

Motherboard Layout:

The Gigabyte AM1M-S2H is a nice micro-ATX AM1 motherboard; it has all the basic features and takes advantage of the capabilities exposed by the AM1 APUs. There's two DDR3-1600MHz memory slots, three USB 2.0 internal headers for up to six extra USB 2.0 ports, two SATA 3.0 storage ports, and the other basics.

With being a micro-ATX motherboard, Gigabyte was able to fit in just not the PCI Express x16 slot but also dual PCI Express x1 slots. As with the other AM1 motherboards, the PCI Express x16 slot is limited to running at PCI-E x4 speeds.

The rear panel I/O ports include two PS/2, one VGA, one HDMI, two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and three analog audio jacks. It would have been nice to see a DVI connector (or DisplayPort) as well on this motherboard along with more USB ports, but it's rather expected to see the slim selection out of this ultra low-cost motherboard.

It would have been nice to see this motherboard support using an external DC (non-ATX) power supply for when the expansion slots aren't occupied, etc, but unfortunately only the 24-pin + 4-pin ATX power connections are supported by this motherboard for AMD's low-power 25 Watt APUS.

BIOS:

Shipped with the Gigabyte AM1M-S2H was a conventional UEFI BIOS setup from AMI. The motherboard's UEFI BIOS allows the basic settings to be manipulated, basic overclocking support, and other features.


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