Gigabyte GA-H110-D3A 6x PCI-E GPU Mining Motherboard

8 Sep
2017

The chances are not many of you have heard about the Gigabyte GA-H110-D3A motherboard that is intended for 6x GPU mining rigs and the reason for that is probably the fact that Gigabyte hasn’t been promoting this product much as a mining motherboard. Gigabyte is a bit late on the GPU mining front with a motherboard designed for mining rigs with the GA-H110-D3A, even though the motherboard comes with up to date specs. That however does not mean that the company hasn’t been offering other higher-end products that are good to go for use for crypto mining, there are quite a few of these already and we have been using some of the models ourselves. The GA-H110-D3A however is still new for us and we are going to be giving it a try and sharing our experience with the motherboard pretty soon anyway.

The key thing about the Gigabyte GA-H110-D3A is that it comes at an attractive price and has all the features you need in order to build a regular GPU mining rig with 6x video cards. It is a basic motherboard with 6x PCI-E slots (single x16 and five x1 slots) that needs to be durable and reliable and be cost effective, so no shiny extras that you won’t be needing anyway for mining. The motherboard comes with a M.2 slot allowing you to use SSD in that format and save some extra space and cabling, especially power cables as they may be a problem in some situations. There are also a couple of things to make the product more attractive marketing wise, though you probably won’t benefit much from them such as USB 3.1 Gen1 support, high quality onboard audio design or a Realtek Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed internet accelerator software. Some of the extra features might be actually helpful however such as Humidity Protection Glass Fabric PCB, High ESD Ethernet & USB Port Protection or High Temperature Protection Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs Design as often mining rigs are not working in the best possible conditions.

Gigabyte has an interesting microsite for mining that is centered on the H110-D3A motherboard, but also has some more useful information for other of the company’s products that can be used for mining. The most interesting part is probably the table listing 12 different Gigabyte motherboards with information on what BIOS version to use for mining and how many GPUs can be used on the specific model. Do note that there are some motherboards that do require the use of additional M.2 to PCI-E adapter in order to reach the listed number of GPUs. For example the Z170-Gaming K3 is one of the board that we have used a lot for 6x GPU mining that did not have support for more than six video cards up until BIOS F22, but now Gigabyte seems to be saying that it will work with F23a using an additional M.2 to PCI-E adapter (something we need to test). There are even some motherboards for up to 9x GPUs with dual M.2 adapters like the Z170X-Gaming 5 and Z170X-Gaming 6, though you might actually have a problem using all 9 under Windows for example.

Here is the Gigabyte microsite with some information and tips regarding mining motherboards…



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10 Responses to Gigabyte GA-H110-D3A 6x PCI-E GPU Mining Motherboard

Nick

September 11th, 2017 at 01:37

This looks like one powerful MF. Nice, I like that it has 6xpci, I have too many things to plug into my current board.

Shubham Tatvamasi

September 11th, 2017 at 17:40

Hi I have a few questions regarding Bitcoin Mining.

1. What are the best machines to mine Bitcoin?
2. What new machines are coming for Bitcoin mining?
3. Is it profitable to mine Bitcoin at this stage?
4. Should I mine Ethereum?
5. In how much time I will recover my money back?

Please give me your best suggestions I am new in cryptocurrency world.

George

September 12th, 2017 at 02:02

Looks like a great board.

Wesley

September 12th, 2017 at 12:28

Im really excited to hear what the feedback will be.
I am looking at purchasing one of these boards to build up a 1070 mining system.

All the help and guidance i can find is appreciated

DEEGAN POPE

October 2nd, 2017 at 05:32

We like the board but we have issues getting the 6th GPU to work in windows.

We have quite a few but none are running 6 GPU.
The one i’m working on right now is 6x MSI GTX1070
I can get 5 to work with the new mining bios.

If i turn on mining mode I get a bios loop.
If i turn off mining mode and turn on 4G Decoding i get a black screen.
If i turn both off I get 5 GPUs in windows but the 6th is short on resources.

I’ve tried turning off just about all the other peripherals in the bios hoping to free them up, but no dice.

admin

October 2nd, 2017 at 10:39

What is the BIOS version of the motherboard, what Windows are you using? Is the OS installed in UEFI mode or in Legacy, make sure you use Windows 10 in UEFI mode.

Ákos Romhányi

October 4th, 2017 at 04:12

DEEGAN POPE i had the same issue. enable IGFX and use as default, after enabled 4G and using pcie in gen2 mode it should work fine! :)

Jakub

October 19th, 2017 at 12:04

Can anybody confirm a working 6GPU rig with this MB?

admin

October 19th, 2017 at 14:54

Yes, we have built a couple of mining rigs without problems with this boards. The key is to update the BIOS and use a UEFI installation for the Windows 10.

Julien

October 22nd, 2017 at 08:14

Thank god for this thread. I also had a lot of difficulties making the 6th card working (Zotac GTX1070) while the first 5 worked easily. The key for me was to enabling IGFX in the bios from the advanced startup menu.

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