Tuesday, April 10th 2012

ZOTAC Unveils ZT-Z77-U1D SuperOverclock High-End Motherboard

ZOTAC unveiled a monster LGA1155 motherboard aimed at professional overclockers, and based on the new Intel Z77 Express chipset, the ZT-Z77-U1D. Pictured below, the designers' focus was evidently on giving the motherboard a very strong VRM, apart from just enough expansion and connectivity features for 2-way multi-GPU setups. To begin with, the LGA1155 socket is powered by a 27-phase VRM, which consists of AIO ferrite-core solid-state chokes, DrMOS, tantalum capacitors, and a super-ML multiphase capacitor to condition power. The VRM is controlled by a VRD12-compliant controller.

The LGA1155 socket is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting dual-channel DDR3-2133+ MHz memory, and two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x8/x8, when both are populated). Other expansion slots include four PCI-Express 2.0 x1, wired to the Z77 PCH. All six SATA ports from the PCH are assigned as internal ports, that's two SATA 6 Gb/s, and four SATA 3 Gb/s. Display connectivity includes DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. Other connectivity includes 8+2 channel HD audio, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, gigabit Ethernet, six USB 3.0 ports (two on the rear panel, four via headers), and a number of USB 2.0 ports.

There are several features for overclockers, including redundant UEFI BIOS, consolidated voltage measurement points, onboard switches, POST LEDs, and a spacious upper half, with very few cylindrical capacitors to obstruct LN2 pots. Apart from 24-pin ATX, the board draws power from one 8-pin EPS, and one 4-pin Molex (optional, only if there are two slot-powered graphics cards).

Source: Expreview
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24 Comments on ZOTAC Unveils ZT-Z77-U1D SuperOverclock High-End Motherboard

#1
Nkd
That indeed is a monster motherboard. Pretty Bad ass if you ask me.
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#2
1c3d0g
I'd like to see how this compares to an Asus, Asrock, EVGA, Intel or Gigabyte Z77 motherboard. The tantalum capacitors sound like they're server-grade, which is VERY good news, IMO. :toast:
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#3
SIGSEGV
OMG! this awesome motherboard has 24 Power Phase.
The VRM is controlled by a VRD12-compliant controller?? is it similar with asrock's digiVRM?

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#4
slyfox2151
whats with the two wires coming out and over the vrms to the IO? looks like coax? connectors... digital audio or?
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#5
theonedub
habe fidem
by: slyfox2151
whats with the two wires coming out and over the vrms to the IO? looks like coax? connectors... digital audio or?
Wifi
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#6
Protagonist
It's been a long while since I've seen a 3rd party mother board that i really like this Motherboard is very nice i might consider one of this for a 7series chipset & ivy bridge build, for a long while I've been purchasing boards that are made by Intel. due to the fact that when i switched from my last Socket 478 AsRock to an Intel Motherboard I have never looked back thanks to Intel's simplicity and stability in their mother board builds which i still use till now, but the Zotac ZT-Z77-U1D has got my attention
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#7
xenocide
That is one sexy motherboard.
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#9
DeadSkull
Needs a couple more phases....just in case you know...my cpu pulls 1.21 Jiggawats :laugh:
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#10
Sp33d Junki3
The 2nd PCI-e slot should have been move one or two slot down. To give room for people with triple slot cards or dual slot with room to breath.
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#11
Grings
Nice board, i do wish they wouldn't stick wireless on everything though
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#12
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Grings
Nice board, i do wish they wouldn't stick wireless on everything though
It isn't like it is in the way and it's a nice feature if you ever find that your tower isn't next to your router or an ethernet port. Bluetooth could be useful.
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#13
Dj-ElectriC
Super high power delivery for the 60Wish-consuming 3770K? seems really unnecessary under airwater cooling. If you wanna throw some money better do it towards the GPU part
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#14
rpsgc
Black & Orange... yum.
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#16
Taurus_G4
those start/reset button seems exactly the same as found on rog's :wtf:
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#17
Dj-ElectriC
^You might be surprised sir but the same company makes them for intelasrockasusPC-partner boards
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#18
craigo
why are these companys building such high-end boards around mainstream chipsets?
I could understand the reason behind an x79 mainboard built like this..but why spend extreme series money on a mainstream board that is over-engineered to perform to the same standard.
I love the overkill boards...but use the overkill chipset and cpu as a basis
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#19
micropage7
cool color and i hope the performance would be nice like it looks
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#21
Jizzler
by: Aquinus
It isn't like it is in the way and it's a nice feature if you ever find that your tower isn't next to your router or an ethernet port. Bluetooth could be useful.
Never. But I suppose other people may find themselves in that position. :)

An easy fix, reorient it so that full-size mPCIe devices can be used. Adds SSDs, TV tuners, and controllers (USB, SATA) to the mix. In most of those cases, the area taken by the antenna mount wouldn't go to waste.
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#22
VulkanBros
.....and what is the price of this "wunderkind"?
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#23
Delta6326
This with GTX 690 and set for a long time :D... 7 months later time to upgrade again.;)
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#24
Steven B
wow haha can you say OC board.
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