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Intel's 8-series 'Lynx Point' Motherboards Spotted

In addition to spotting Intel’s flagship DZ87KLT-75K “Kingsley Thunderbolt” motherboard at IDF Beijing last month, VR-Zone has spotted four additional 8-series “Lynx Point” motherboards on Intel’s support portal and managed to unearth the following information from the “site’s usual sources.”

SKUDB85FLDH87MCDH87MCDQ87PG
CodenameFrost LakeMeadow CreekRound LakeSpring Cave
Form FactorMicroATXATXMicroATXMicroATX
ChipsetB85 ExpressH87 ExpressH87 ExpressQ87 Express
PCI Slots1 x PCIe 3.0 x162 x PCIe 2.0 x11 x PCIe 3.0 x163 x PCIe 2.0 x11 x Full Size mPCIe1 x Half Size mPCIe1 x PCIe 3.0 x163 x PCIe 2.0 x11 x Full Size mPCIe1 x Half Size mPCIe1 x PCIe 3.0 x161 x PCIe 2.0 x12 x PCI
SATA Connectors4 x SATA 6 Gb/s2 x SATA 3 Gb/s5 x SATA 6 Gb/s1 x mSATA  6 Gb/s5 x SATA 6 Gb/s1 x mSATA  6 Gb/s5 x SATA 6 Gb/s1 x mSATA  6 Gb/s
USB Ports8 x USB 2.04 x USB 3.010 x USB 2.04 x USB 3.06 x USB 2.08 x USB 3.06 x USB 2.08 x USB 3.0
Video OutputDVI-I, HDMIDVD-I, HDMI, DisplayPortDVD-I, HDMI, DisplayPortDVI-D, DisplayPort
Audio Output8-channel Audio10-channel Audio10-channel AudioAnalog D-Sub

 

  • unknown9122
    Such great codenames.... What were they smoking. LOL. "Round lake"! Thanks for stating the obvious.
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  • vmem
    I really want to know who's in charge of making up the codenames... maybe it's a whole team :P
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  • Max Collodi
    Intel's code names are actual places, mostly in the Pacific Northwest. Round Lake is really more square than round.
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  • Estix
    Why does the full-size DH87MC board have fewer USB 3 ports than it's micro companion :/
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  • cpfresh
    The lack of PCIe 3.0 lanes is comically shitty.
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  • I though intel had exited the desktop motherboard market? Or was it only going to be after haswell? Or did they change their mind?
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  • webbwbb
    Intel is exiting the motherboard market after Haswell. They will however supply new stock of boards for 3 years after introduction and will support the warranties on those boards for 3 years after the sale date. This means that there will effectively be new Intel boards for an additional 6 to 7 years but the boards around the Haswell launch will be the last new SKUs.
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  • Jeff Krogue
    Looks good, but why not kill of the USB 2.0
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  • bs27975
    Shouldn't 'Analog D-Sub' be in Video Output?
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