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Asus Teases Z87 Motherboards With M&Ms

On its Republic of Gamers website, Asus has provided us with 3 teasers for its upcoming products that will support Intel's Haswell CPU. As is the case with most good teasers, they tell us very little and make us all desperate for more information. Firstly, we have an image of the Gryphon 287 Rev 1.01 motherboard that may be the successor to the Z77 Sabertooth.

Whilst the second teaser is definitely not a motherboard and appears to be some sort of accessory, we haven't a clue as to what it actually is.

Finally we have a motherboard hidden by chocolaty goodness that only reveals the Z87-Deluxe brand name. "Deluxe" is of course amongst the company's most expensive and luxurious range of products.

Unfortunately we'll have to wait at least until Computex 2013 in June for more information on Asus's Z87 range of motherboards.

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Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • hakesterman
    I wonder if they will be backward compatible with the Ivory Bridge and Sandy Bridge processor ???



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  • tmk221
    M&Ms are totaly relevant
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  • Robert Pankiw
    hakestermanI wonder if they will be backward compatible with the Ivory Bridge and Sandy Bridge processor ???The new motherboards are Socket 1150. SB and IV need socket 1155, so they aren't compatible.
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  • inherendo
    No, its going to use a new socket LGA 1150, 5 less pins than previous generations.
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  • edogawa
    I do love M&MS. They should give out a bag of 1150 M&Ms with every board. :D
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  • s3anister
    hakestermanI wonder if they will be backward compatible with the Ivory Bridge and Sandy Bridge processor ???Sounds more like a chocolate than a processor...

    Anyway, as for the second picture the exposed pins on it remind me a lot of the way the secondary connector next to the USB interface on my H100i looks.
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  • NuclearShadow
    I really hope Haswell's performance is quite a decent boost. I'm itching to make a new rig my i7 950 and 920 rigs are generations behind now and I still have little reason to upgrade.
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  • wysir
    melt in your mouth, not on your motherbord?
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  • heero yuy
    wait... 5 pins les I thought processors were increasing in pins why are they going backwards O.o
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  • bison88
    Does that mean we might actually see Haswell drop before June? I can't wait another month much less 3.
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