Monday, January 2nd 2012

Wibtek Hacker Z77 Motherboard Pictured

Chinese brand Weibu Wibtech is ready with a high-end socket LGA1155 motherboard based on the Intel Z77 "Panther Point" chipset, called the "Hacker Z77". The board is designed to support next-generation Core processors based on the 22 nm "Ivy Bridge" silicon out of the box, while retaining support for existing Sandy Bridge processors in the LGA1155 package. The CPU is powered by a 16-phase VRM, it is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting dual-channel DDR3 memory. Expansion slots include two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (electrical x8/x8 when both are populated), two PCI-Express 2.0 x1, and two legacy PCI.

Storage connectivity includes a total of six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and four SATA 3 Gb/s internal ports. Display outputs include one each of DVI, HDMI, and D-Sub. All USB ports on the rear panel are USB 3.0, some of which are wired to the Z77 PCH, some from additional controllers. Apart from the six USB 3.0 ports on the rear panel, there are four USB 3.0 ports available via front-panel headers. There are a few other USB 2.0 headers. Networking capabilities include wired gigabit Ethernet, WiFi b/g/n, and Bluetooth. Other connectivity includes 8+2 channel HD audio with optical SPDIF output, Firewire, and a strange unidentified connector (a button?), which definitely doesn't look like mini-DP/Thunderbolt. The board is said to have a boat-load of features for overclockers to play with. It is not known at this point of Wibtech will sell this board apart from its typical market of mainland China, Hong Kong, etc.

Source: Expreview
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26 Comments on Wibtek Hacker Z77 Motherboard Pictured

#1
Dj-ElectriC
Im staying with my good old P8P67 PRO waiting patiently
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#2
Live OR Die
Nice this mite be my next HTPC board i use.
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#3
entropy13
"Wibtech", but it's "Wibtek" on the board itself. It's like they can't decide on their name yet. :laugh:
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#4
Chaitanya
Finally I can get rid of my old i7 920x and Gigabyte x58 ud5. :rockout::respect:
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#5
Bo$$
by: entropy13
"Wibtech", but it's "Wibtek" on the board itself. It's like they can't decide on their name yet. :laugh:
On all the the pics it is a K
im guessing there was an error in the press release
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#6
Ikaruga
Looks like a nice board, but the ATX connector it's a bit too close to the rams in my opinion.
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#7
Live OR Die
by: Chaitanya
Finally I can get rid of my old i7 920x and Gigabyte x58 ud5. :rockout::respect:
Dont get me wrong looks like a nice board but its no X79 also i wouldn't buy a board with onboard video for my main rig.
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#8
(FIH) The Don
by: Live OR Die
Dont get me wrong looks like a nice board but its no X79 also i wouldn't buy a board with onboard video for my main rig.
its not on the board itself, the gpu is in the cpu.
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#9
Dj-ElectriC
by: Live OR Die
Dont get me wrong looks like a nice board but its no X79 also i wouldn't buy a board with onboard video for my main rig.
I also wouldn't buy X79 for a gaming rig. There is no one single freaking reason to get a six core SB for gaming :)
#YesIGotAX79TestBench
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#10
Live OR Die
by: (FIH) The Don
its not on the board itself, the gpu is in the cpu.
I know that i have a i3 that i use for my HTPC but if you go for a i7 those video ports on the I/O are a waste of space.

by: Dj-ElectriC
I also wouldn't buy X79 for a gaming rig. There is no one single freaking reason to get a six core SB for gaming :)
#YesIGotAX79TestBench
I use it for more than gaming more like Game design ;)
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#11
ensabrenoir
Who is wibtek?

Never heard of them.....nice looking board though. jonesing for some new tech to play with
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#12
_JP_
Nice heatsink design, wonder how efficient it is.
The layout seems well done too.
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#13
cavemanthreeonesix
all those sata ports, i hope this is a sign of what to expect from all boards on z77 chipset
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#14
badtaylorx
my p67 will take an ivy bridge chip....unless somthing groundbreaking comes out with p77 chipset ill stick with what i got

ps....

that button looks alot like the button on corsairs upper end h-series lclcs stuff dont it???....fan profile button maybe???
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#15
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Wonder how much this would cost in the states?
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#16
qwerty_lesh
by: badtaylorx
unless somthing groundbreaking comes out with p77 chipset
native pci-e 3 off the cpu and the PCH
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#17
Delta6326
Never heard of this company but it looks like a good layout for the most part.
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#18
tigger
I'm the only one
Dripping with usb3 ports, its a pretty nice board.
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#19
TurdFergasun
wibtek hacker mobo? does it come with a free nsa rootkit to catch all the toolbox script kiddies who'll be attracted to such marketing?
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#20
rangerone766
looks decent enough. it's just a shame that i always upgrade at the end of a product cycle, right before new tech comes out. i should have my sandy set up running in the next few days.
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#21
Arctucas
When I saw this, and remembering hearing about SD cards, USB drives, etc. made in China that had malware loaded on them, and the name of the motherboard, I thought:

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#22
Damn_Smooth
Nice board but I don't like guns on the board no matter who makes it. When did this become a hobby targeted towards 12 year olds? Everything else looks awesome though.
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#23
tigger
I'm the only one
by: Damn_Smooth
Nice board but I don't like guns on the board no matter who makes it. When did this become a hobby targeted towards 12 year olds? Everything else looks awesome though.
I agree, if they want a 12yr old to fap over it, why not just put a nude girl on it.
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#24
RigRebel
Porque ?

by: Live OR Die
Dont get me wrong looks like a nice board but its no X79 also i wouldn't buy a board with onboard video for my main rig.
onboard video with the last couple of years chipsets allow for many things
1. failsafe for testing video issues. (friend had a $300.00 intel fist Gen i7 MSI board and that board's northbridge chipset heatsink wasn't cut away from the back of the video cards PCB and it fried the Video card (I figured that out) BUT before I got to troubleshoot it, he misdiagnosed it as a mobo problem because he didn't have a spare Video card spare. He waited 1 month got the RMA new board... no fix. I came over with my card and verified it was not the mobo but his card. He wasted 1 month and $ shipping becaue he didn't get an onboard video chipset for backup troubleshooting purposes... and he's noob. 30%no IGD/70%noob
2. Starting way back with the Nforce chipsets, then to the H55 chipsets you can run IGD and PEG at the same time allwoing for more displays. Also, With the Z68 and the new Z77 you can run the Virtu GPU setting that will let you run the onboard and the discrete video at the same time BUT it will load balance depending on which graphics process is being used the most. This is famous on Gigabyte and Asus VPRO boards. Said it reduces video compiling by @x4s as much.
3. Even if you don't use the Vitru Ram or Asus Digi Ram setup, with the H55-z77 chipsets you can run the IGD (intergrated graphics display) and the PEG (PCI Express Graphics) at the same time allowing for 2 monitors off the onboard and 2 off the card for a total of 4 indpendent monitors. Not eveyone games maxed out at 16x16 on a 1366 socket board lol. Someone may use that setup for IT work use or heavy multitasking use at home and gaming.
4. Really the only argument I can see to support NOT getting an onboard video card is that I believe you can't run PCIEx16 x2 in SLI with an onboard video chipset but I could be wrong and plus there are benchmarks showing almost no difference from 16x16 to 8x8 PCIE SLI/Xfire mode. Also, I haven't seen a 16x16 dual PCI-E setup in a while, probably still alive on some 1366 socket board though.

Honestly, from an IT and hardware standpoint. I see way more pros to having an IGD than not. IMO.

by: brandonwh64
Wonder how much this would cost in the states?
Vortez states in it's review > "It is interesting to see a Z77 board and what they may bring regardless if this particular model is confined to retail in Honk Kong and Mainland China."
http://www.vortez.net/news_story/z77_motherboard_seen_from_wibtek.html


Lies ? Will my grubby American hands ever touch one ? Lol
Post links to American/Canadian vendors please.
:rockout:

by: Dj-ElectriC
I also wouldn't buy X79 for a gaming rig. There is no one single freaking reason to get a six core SB for gaming :)
#YesIGotAX79TestBench
AGREED 100% finally someone with some knowledge/sense to know that @98% of the PC games out there are coded for dual core only and only two games that I know of use hyperthreading, Oblivion and Civ 5.. whooopy :/ ... People need to know the market of technology as it applies to gaming before they bite into the hype and assume you must have 20 cores to game lmao !
More than 2-3 cores max is a waste for gaming unless you want to fold@home, compile, and watch porn faster while gaming :/
fail.
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#25
erocker
I wub the way the Wibtek board wooks.
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