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Gigabyte Announces the GA-Z87X-OC Motherboard

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Gigabyte's first LGA1150 motherboard is still in development, but already boasts an impressive set of features.

Gigabyte has taken the wraps off its flagship model for the 4th Generation of Intel CPUs, the Z87X-OC, which is still in development and is currently without a finalized color scheme or any heatsinks for the PCH or VRM. As the name suggests, the board is designed for overclockers and is powered by a 8-phase VRM, which draws power from a 4-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connector in addition to the standard 24-pin ATX connector. 


The GA-Z87X-OC features 8 channel HD audio, 4 DDR3 DIMMs supporting a maximum of 64 GB of memory, three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (x16/NC/NC, x8/NC/x8, x8/x4/x4), two legacy PCI and a PCIe 2.0 x1 slot. With regards to connectivity, the board features 9 USB 3.0 ports, one of which is wired as a Type-A, which allows Windows 7 / 8 to be run off a compatible USB 3.0 flash drive, six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, a PS/2 connector and gigabit ethernet.

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    fusionlance , March 10, 2013 10:46 AM
    rmpumper64 GB of RAM? There are no 16GB sticks on sale.

    Before you know it we'll be counting RAM in TB. My 1st PC in 1999 was only 64MB!!
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    excella1221 , March 10, 2013 12:10 PM
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    64 GB of RAM? There are no 16GB sticks on sale.

    Maybe it's a sign that 16gb sticks are just around the corner. :p 
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    rmpumper , March 10, 2013 9:45 AM
    64 GB of RAM? There are no 16GB sticks on sale.
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    JebbyC , March 10, 2013 10:21 AM
    What's the 4th PCIe x16 slot?
  • 16 Hide
    fusionlance , March 10, 2013 10:46 AM
    rmpumper64 GB of RAM? There are no 16GB sticks on sale.

    Before you know it we'll be counting RAM in TB. My 1st PC in 1999 was only 64MB!!
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    youssef 2010 , March 10, 2013 11:25 AM
    Nice board
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    annymmo , March 10, 2013 12:08 PM
    No dual gigabit ethernet?
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    excella1221 , March 10, 2013 12:10 PM
    Quote:
    64 GB of RAM? There are no 16GB sticks on sale.

    Maybe it's a sign that 16gb sticks are just around the corner. :p 
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    bryonhowley , March 10, 2013 12:35 PM
    fusionlanceBefore you know it we'll be counting RAM in TB. My 1st PC in 1999 was only 64MB!!

    My first PC had 4MB and at that time I thought that was alot! Infact at that time we were still trying to fit every thing in the first 640k ram. I still remember my Autoexe and Config files I had to setup because each game back then needed different things in order to run. Boy those were the days one game needed cd-rom drivers the next would not run with them.
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    christop , March 10, 2013 12:47 PM
    Sweet!!
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    dingo07 , March 10, 2013 1:16 PM
    bryonhowleyMy first PC had 4MB and at that time I thought that was alot! Infact at that time we were still trying to fit every thing in the first 640k ram. I still remember my Autoexe and Config files I had to setup because each game back then needed different things in order to run. Boy those were the days one game needed cd-rom drivers the next would not run with them.

    I remember paying about $100 for 2 MB or RAM for my 386 back in the day when I was playing Falcon 3.0 - yes those were the days!

    This looks like a nice board - can't wait to build a LGA1150 system
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    amoralman , March 10, 2013 1:40 PM
    Rings a bell??

    DEVICE=C:\windows\HIMEM.SYS /testmem:o ff
    DOS=HIGH,UMB
    LASTDRIVE=z
    COUNTRY=049,850,C:\windows\COMMAND\country.sys
    SHELL=c:\4dos\4dos.com c:\4dos /p /e:1024
    DEVICE=C:\windows\EMM386.EXE noems d=64 x=a000-c7ff i=c800-f7ff x=f800-ffff
    rem DEVICE=C:\windows\EMM386.EXE 28000 ram d=64 x=a000-c7ff frame=c800 i=d000-f7ff x=f800-ffff
    DEVICEHIGH=c:\utils\TEAC_CDI.SYS /D:TEAC
    DEVICEHIGH=C:\utils\eansi.sys
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    TheBigTroll , March 10, 2013 1:42 PM
    what happened to the 32 phase power design?
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    iybguyb , March 10, 2013 2:59 PM
    Do we still need PCI slots?
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    blazorthon , March 10, 2013 3:15 PM
    rmpumper64 GB of RAM? There are no 16GB sticks on sale.


    There are, but they're not common for consumers (servers have 16GB and 32GB modules, maybe even 64GB). They will be more common when we have good use for them and they are more affordable.
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    blazorthon , March 10, 2013 3:17 PM
    TheBigTrollwhat happened to the 32 phase power design?


    Much of the VRM is going to be integrated into the CPU die, so the motherboard has no need for big VRM configurations because the CPU handles it. The motherboard's VRM will only be for stuff such as the memory, chipset, and maybe the IGP and/or a few other small things.
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    blazorthon , March 10, 2013 3:19 PM
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    Do we still need PCI slots?


    Wth this many PCIe slots, why not throw in a PCI slot or two for good measure? A lot of people still use them and they probably don't impact the board's price much.
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    soundping , March 10, 2013 3:38 PM
    That's more BIOS Gigabyte will screw up. :o  :o  :o  :o  :o 
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    vmem , March 10, 2013 4:09 PM
    blazorthonWth this many PCIe slots, why not throw in a PCI slot or two for good measure? A lot of people still use them and they probably don't impact the board's price much.


    that, and any good mobo-maker will put PCI slots right below the 2nd and 3rd PCIe slots like here. so if you're the gaming enthusiast with a tri-SLI/xfire set up, you'll be covering up those PCI slots that you don't want anyway :p 
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    weatherdude , March 10, 2013 4:16 PM
    I wonder when DDR4 SDRAM will hit the market? I guess maybe whatever succeeds Intel's Haswell generation or perhaps AMD's Steamroller. I don't know the time frame for the rollout of those products though.
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    jupiter optimus maximus , March 10, 2013 4:34 PM
    iybguybDo we still need PCI slots?

    With my Asus Xonar Essence ST Audio card, i do need a PCI slot (Most high end audio cards still use PCI).
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    Nebby , March 10, 2013 5:52 PM
    weatherdudeI wonder when DDR4 SDRAM will hit the market? I guess maybe whatever succeeds Intel's Haswell generation or perhaps AMD's Steamroller. I don't know the time frame for the rollout of those products though.


    Prob wont see ddr4 until Q4 2014 servers maybe Q4 2013
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