Gigabyte Teases Liquid Cooled Z87 G1-Killer Motherboard

So far a number of manufacturers, including Asus, MSI, Biostar and ASRock, have shown us its motherboards intended to be used with Intel's upcoming Haswell CPUs, but we haven't seen much from Gigabyte until now. We have a sneak peek at Gigabyte's flagship G1-Killer Z87 motherboard, and it's impressive.

It appears that the board, as intended for gamers and enthusiasts, will be liquid coolable. While the heatsinks would probably do the job fine by themselves, water cooling will definitely give it some killer looks and might even help with extreme overclocking.

Connectivity looks to be gold-plated. It includes two HDMI ports, a single DisplayPort, a Coaxial port as well as an optical SPDIF port and 7.1 analogue audio out. The remaining ports are likely blacked out from the teaser. Sound processing appears to be taken care of by a Sound Core3D chip from Creative.

While we're waiting for the Haswell CPUs to be released, enjoy the teasers below.

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  • wanderer11
    I wonder if the motherboard having an onboard display port means Haswell IGPU will support WQHD.
  • Thomas Hock
    I hope they make a model that removes the display ports and replaces them with USB 3.0 ports and a thunderbolt port. I don't see the crowd of people who are buying a water-cooled motherboard to go crazy on on-board video. unless Nvidia and AMD graphics can channel the video output via on-board ports on the Z87. *doubt it*
  • scook9
    Pretty sure that water block picture is an Asus Maximus V Formula Z77 board.....