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Gigabyte Announces the GA-Z87X-OC Motherboard

Gigabyte has taken the wraps off its flagship model for the 4th Generation of Intel CPUs, the Z87X-OC, which is still in development and is currently without a finalized color scheme or any heatsinks for the PCH or VRM. As the name suggests, the board is designed for overclockers and is powered by a 8-phase VRM, which draws power from a 4-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connector in addition to the standard 24-pin ATX connector. 

The GA-Z87X-OC features 8 channel HD audio, 4 DDR3 DIMMs supporting a maximum of 64 GB of memory, three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (x16/NC/NC, x8/NC/x8, x8/x4/x4), two legacy PCI and a PCIe 2.0 x1 slot. With regards to connectivity, the board features 9 USB 3.0 ports, one of which is wired as a Type-A, which allows Windows 7 / 8 to be run off a compatible USB 3.0 flash drive, six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, a PS/2 connector and gigabit ethernet.

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  • rmpumper
    64 GB of RAM? There are no 16GB sticks on sale.
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  • JebbyC
    What's the 4th PCIe x16 slot?
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  • fusionlance
    rmpumper64 GB of RAM? There are no 16GB sticks on sale.Before you know it we'll be counting RAM in TB. My 1st PC in 1999 was only 64MB!!
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  • youssef 2010
    Nice board
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  • annymmo
    No dual gigabit ethernet?
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  • excella1221
    10443568 said:
    64 GB of RAM? There are no 16GB sticks on sale.
    Maybe it's a sign that 16gb sticks are just around the corner. :P
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  • bryonhowley
    fusionlanceBefore you know it we'll be counting RAM in TB. My 1st PC in 1999 was only 64MB!!My first PC had 4MB and at that time I thought that was alot! Infact at that time we were still trying to fit every thing in the first 640k ram. I still remember my Autoexe and Config files I had to setup because each game back then needed different things in order to run. Boy those were the days one game needed cd-rom drivers the next would not run with them.
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  • christop
    Sweet!!
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  • dingo07
    bryonhowleyMy first PC had 4MB and at that time I thought that was alot! Infact at that time we were still trying to fit every thing in the first 640k ram. I still remember my Autoexe and Config files I had to setup because each game back then needed different things in order to run. Boy those were the days one game needed cd-rom drivers the next would not run with them.I remember paying about $100 for 2 MB or RAM for my 386 back in the day when I was playing Falcon 3.0 - yes those were the days!

    This looks like a nice board - can't wait to build a LGA1150 system
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  • amoralman
    Rings a bell??

    DEVICE=C:\windows\HIMEM.SYS /testmem:off
    DOS=HIGH,UMB
    LASTDRIVE=z
    COUNTRY=049,850,C:\windows\COMMAND\country.sys
    SHELL=c:\4dos\4dos.com c:\4dos /p /e:1024
    DEVICE=C:\windows\EMM386.EXE noems d=64 x=a000-c7ff i=c800-f7ff x=f800-ffff
    rem DEVICE=C:\windows\EMM386.EXE 28000 ram d=64 x=a000-c7ff frame=c800 i=d000-f7ff x=f800-ffff
    DEVICEHIGH=c:\utils\TEAC_CDI.SYS /D:TEAC
    DEVICEHIGH=C:\utils\eansi.sys
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