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May 14, 2013

Photos of Gigabyte's Z87 motherboard as well


In addition to MSI's Z87 MPower Max motherboard, one of Gigabyte's Haswell creations has also been unveiled to the world. This GA-Z87X-OC motherboard has an orange and black colour scheme with the Z87 chipset being covered by a large heatsink. Aside from four PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots and a PCI-E 3.0 x1 slot, two traditional PCI-slots are also present. Two USB 2.0 ports can be seen next to the six SATA 6 Gbit/s connectors..

As mentioned earlier, Gigabyte's Z87 series of motherboards features UEFI DualBIOS. The back I/O consists of USB 2.0, USB 3.0, PS/2, LAN, HDMI, DisplayPort and both analog and digital audio outputs. The board has an 8+4-pin CPU power connector, which allows it to draw more power during overclocks. A 6-pin connector can be found next to the expansion slots, which can be used to provide additional power to a graphics card. By means of the EPS-connector, special overclock buttons and a so-called Lightning button, even people with no overclocking experience can get the most out of their Haswell chip.

Gigabyte's GA-Z87X-OC will launch simultaneously with the new Haswell processors at a still undisclosed price.




Source: Uk.hardware.info