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Video Teaser: Intel's DZ77GA-70K Motherboard

Video Teaser: Intel's DZ77GA-70K Motherboard
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Have a peek at Intel's DZ77GA-70K motherboard, the platform that drove our Sandy Bridge- and Ivy Bridge-based processors in today's Core i7-3770K launch. We cover some of the board's physical features and our first experience with its new Visual BIOS.

We just wrapped up our Core i7-3770K review, and have a full week of Ivy Bridge-based coverage planned, including a mobile platform, a number of third-generation Core i5s, more depth on overclocking, and a round-up of Z77-based motherboards driven by Ivy Bridge processors. If you haven't yet seen today's review, check out Intel Core i7-3770K Review: A Small Step Up From Sandy Bridge.

Although we leaned on Gigabyte's motherboards to drive our Intel- and AMD-based comparison machines, we're increasingly using Intel's own designs when new platforms launch. The company's DZ77GA-70K behaved very well in testing, enabling expected stock performance without a single stability issue. Overclocking was made particularly easy through a combination of the Core i7-3770K, Intel's board, and the Extreme Tuning Utility, which provides real-time access to CPU ratio, BCLK, and voltage settings. 

The DZ77GA-70K won't make it into our first round-up of Z77-based motherboards, which centers on boards priced under $230. However, we will be comparing it to its peers in a subsequent shoot-out of higher-end platforms.

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    pacioli , April 23, 2012 4:36 PM
    hmmm... people comment only when she shows cleavage... interesting
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    viper666 , April 23, 2012 4:47 PM
    no more cleavage, video is irrelevant
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    Anonymous , April 23, 2012 7:20 PM
    Kinda feel sorry for the model, she's screwed even if they put her in a granny sweater, hope she realizes the commenters are mostly frustrated adolescent assholes feeling like they have something to say about women.
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  • 24 Hide
    pacioli , April 23, 2012 4:36 PM
    hmmm... people comment only when she shows cleavage... interesting
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    guest911 , April 23, 2012 4:47 PM
    what's her name? probably the "girl" is teaser not the motherboard. lol
  • 20 Hide
    viper666 , April 23, 2012 4:47 PM
    no more cleavage, video is irrelevant
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    illusiongamer12 , April 23, 2012 5:02 PM
    "full week of Ivy Bridge"
    yes, now waiting for gtx670
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    KelvinTy , April 23, 2012 5:03 PM
    Dame... I guess there won't be any barebone kits, right? I already have a bunch of leftover frontpanel USB3.0s, SLi and CF bridges and I don't even use Bluetooth or wireless... ~~___~~"
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    kschewe , April 23, 2012 5:41 PM
    The video was fine. It dont't matter if it was a girl or some dude. Some people on here need to get off the WOW and go outside for some fresh air.
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    getreal , April 23, 2012 6:06 PM
    Wow, you guys are ridiculous. You are actually COMPLAINING about a good looking chick showing off cleavage? I mean, I guess it isn't fair, seeing as how most users on this site would be lucky to get ANY girl, let alone a good looking one, so I can understand the backlash for being taunted with one!

    If you are actually upset about a hot chick promoting a product, it's time to hand in your man card IMMEDIATELY!
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    jdamon113 , April 23, 2012 6:08 PM
    its the same girl in the nvidia teaser, hey least she has a job.
    nice to look at. What as intel saying on this add ?
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    guest911 , April 23, 2012 6:13 PM
    why don't she tell her name in the introduction? I wanna Google her pictures.
  • 12 Hide
    Anonymous , April 23, 2012 7:20 PM
    Kinda feel sorry for the model, she's screwed even if they put her in a granny sweater, hope she realizes the commenters are mostly frustrated adolescent assholes feeling like they have something to say about women.
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    Delengowski , April 23, 2012 7:27 PM
    She's still smokin even with the more conservative apparel, my kind of girl, super cute and brown hair
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    Delengowski , April 23, 2012 7:28 PM
    oh yeah and about that Z77, looks real nice...
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    confish21 , April 23, 2012 7:31 PM
    bios looks really smooth
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    slabbo , April 23, 2012 9:28 PM
    LOL all the people who complained about her cleavage from the last video made Tom's go the more conservative look. Now she's all covered up with no cleavage. Anyway, how many takes did it take for her to not mess up?
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    lancelot123 , April 23, 2012 10:30 PM
    Nooooooooooooooooooo! *in Darth Vader's voice*

    Epic cleavage was epic!
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    Onus , April 24, 2012 1:24 AM
    I thought the delivery was smooth enough that she could very well have known exactly what she was talking about; I didn't notice her eyes tracking a teleprompter, so at the least it was well-rehearsed. The video accomplished its purpose, of making me a little curious about the board and how it compares to its competition.
    That the young woman was hot was just a nice bonus.
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    Delengowski , April 24, 2012 1:39 AM
    I love how I get negged for saying she's still smokin in a more conservative apparel, guys get out much?
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    ta152h , April 24, 2012 2:52 AM
    DoAndDontKinda feel sorry for the model, she's screwed even if they put her in a granny sweater, hope she realizes the commenters are mostly frustrated adolescent assholes feeling like they have something to say about women.


    Yes, but she's too aware of trying to be sexy, and is roughly as sexy as a door knob. Being so rigid, and self-aware is not at all attractive. She's about as natural as polyester, and roughly as appealing.

    But, the dweebs drool go for it like chickens for cracked corn. It's sad.
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    martty4653 , April 24, 2012 4:11 AM
    I dig her, and the tech info too!
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