Gigabyte Reveals Trio of Z87 Motherboards

We've already shown you a massive number of Z87 based motherboards, and now we bring you even more -- three more to be precise, all from Gigabyte. The motherboards in question are the mini-ITX Z87Z-WiFi, the Z87X-UD4H, and the Z87X-UD5H.

Let's start with the Z87N-WiFi. This motherboard is a mini-ITX motherboard that is quite generously equipped. It features the LGA 1150 socket, which will be fed power through a 4-phase VRM design. Beyond this are the following features: two DDR3 DIMM slots; a single PCIe x16 3.0 slot; four SATA3 ports; and an mPCIe slot, which is populated with a WiFi card that runs on the Wireless 802.11ac standard. Rear I/O connectivity is controlled  by two USB 2.0 ports, two HDMI ports, a DVI port, a legacy PS/2 port, four USB 3.0 ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and a 7.1 channel HD analog audio accompanied by an optical TOSLINK output.Image Source: LegitReviewsImage Source: LegitReviews

Moving on, the Z87X-UD4H has a generous 16-phase VRM design. The CPU is fed its power through an 8-Pin EPS connector. On the board we also find three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, a legacy PCI port, and four DDR3 memory banks. Moreover, we find eight SATA ports. Rear I/O connectivity is controlled by six USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a DisplayPort, a legacy VGA port, a DVI port, two eSATA ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a legacy PS/2 port, and a 7.1 channel HD analog audio with an optical TOSLINK output further above the board.

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The Z87X-UD5H is actually quite similar to the Z87X-UD4H. The board also features the same VRM design, memory banks and expansion slots. The board features two additional SATA ports, has a FireWire header, and is accompanied by a second Gigabit Ethernet connector. The VGA port has also been replaced by a second DVI port.Image Source: LegitReviewsImage Source: LegitReviews

So far there has been no word on pricing or availability for any of the boards, but expect pricing above $150 for the Z87X-UD4H and the Z87X-UD5H. Expect to see more of the boards during the Intel Haswell launch on June 3, 2013, or soon thereafter.

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  • hakesterman
    I'm Sorry but i just don't see enough power gains to justify upgrading to this. I'd say to those who are considering doing their first build, go for it. Those who need to upgrade because their system is 5 years old, yes. But anyone who has built lately, Um No.
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  • rrbronstein
    Anonymous said:
    I'm Sorry but i just don't see enough power gains to justify upgrading to this. I'd say to those who are considering doing their first build, go for it. Those who need to upgrade because their system is 5 years old, yes. But anyone who has built lately, Um No.


    Captain obvious...
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  • Someone Somewhere
    Interestingly, Gigabyte's Estonia site (Yay google) has an LGA1150 page, with 16 boards, including H87 too: http://ee.gigabyte.com/products/select1/mb/socket_1150/

    EDIT: Well, looking at the MB pages there is no actual data on the boards :(. We do get names though...
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