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Gigabyte Reveals Trio of Z87 Motherboards

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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: 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 The VGA port has also been replaced by a second DVI port.Image Source: LegitReviewsImage Source: LegitReviews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 , May 22, 2013 9:53 PM
    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 , May 22, 2013 10:06 PM
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    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 , May 23, 2013 1:01 AM
    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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    Someone Somewhere , May 23, 2013 1:06 AM
    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/
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    beoza , May 23, 2013 2:16 AM
    The Z87X-UD4H looks nice with the red on the heat sinks, it's better looking than the UD5H. Also nice to see both boards have a debug LED, the placement could make seeing it a pain, it's between the memory slots and main power connector. However I won't be buying one of these as I just built a new system on March 1st.
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    Kand , May 23, 2013 3:24 AM
    PRICE in EUROPE

    Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H €215
    Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC €190
    Gigabyte GA-H87-HD3 €90
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    dalmvern , May 23, 2013 7:35 AM
    Is it just me or does anyone else think it is wierd that everyone is changing their color schemes. I was expecting Gigabyte's stanard blue and black, but I gotta say I like the look of the UD4H...that red is sharp.
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    g-unit1111 , May 23, 2013 9:12 AM
    Nice to see more motherboard manufacturers releasing more smaller form factor motherboards, hopefully case manufacturers will follow suit.
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    Chaoss , May 23, 2013 5:16 PM
    The CPU's for this platform perform the same as the current gen ones, they also have the same specs :/ . When I start seeing 4Ghz 8 core CPU's I'll be happy
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    Someone Somewhere , May 23, 2013 9:25 PM
    There are (or at least close) - look at the FX-8350. Thing is that in the last few years it's the architecture that's improved the most - specs are pointless. By that logic, in single threaded programs, an FX chip at 4GHz will toast Ivy @3. It doesn't.