More details have surfaced regarding three of Gigabyte's Z87 based 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: 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.
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 The VGA port has also been replaced by a second DVI port.Image Source: LegitReviews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.