Wednesday, May 22nd 2013

GIGABYTE Shows Off First Z87 Mini-ITX Motherboard

GIGABYTE unveiled the first mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel's upcoming Z87 Express chipset, ready for 4th generation Core "Haswell" processors in the LGA1150 package. The Z87N-WiFi from GIGABYTE takes advantage of the smaller package size of the Z87 PCH, to cram in every feature you'll need, on the space constrained form-factor. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin and 4-pin ATX connectors. It uses a 4-phase power supply for the CPU, which is wired to a pair of DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting dual-channel memory, and a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot. The only other expansion slot is an mPCIe, populated by the board's WiFi card. Storage connectivity on the Z87N-WiFi includes four SATA 6 Gb/s ports, all from the PCH. A pair of HDMI connectors, and dual-link DVI make for its display connectivity. Two gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 8-channel HD audio with optical SPDIF, six USB 3.0 ports (four rear, two by header), and 802.11ac WLAN make for the rest of it. The Z87N-WiFi could be part of the first wave of LGA1150 motherboards by GIGABYTE.

Source: LegitReviews
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14 Comments on GIGABYTE Shows Off First Z87 Mini-ITX Motherboard

#1
james888
Looks pretty tightly filled. Wish dtx was more popular.
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#2
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
amd needs to add mini itx boards to the FX list. there arent any microatx even!
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Toilet_pepper
by: de.das.dude
amd needs to add mini itx boards to the FX list. there arent any microatx even!
no onboard video/igpu, high power consumption and high heat output to name a few reasons. AFAIK AsRock has one but it can only support 95w tdp.
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#4
Maban
by: de.das.dude
amd needs to add mini itx boards to the FX list. there arent any microatx even!
It's kinda hard to put a CPU socket, northbridge, southbridge, power circuitry, ports, and various other devices on such a small board. There not being any mATX is mainly because they are reserving that for Fusion platforms.
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de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: Toilet_pepper
no onboard video/igpu, high power consumption and high heat output to name a few reasons. AFAIK AsRock has one but it can only support 95w tdp.
which model is that?
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#7
D1RTYD1Z619
no msata

the z77 and z68 boards had msata connectors but non of the z87 ones do. WTF (what the French toast)
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#9
Maban
by: de.das.dude
those are 8xx series, i knew about those. i wanted 9xx chipsets :p
I don't know of any. I doubt there is any.
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#10
lZKoce
by: D1RTYD1Z619
the z77 and z68 boards had msata connectors but non of the z87 ones do. WTF (what the French toast)
Can it be plugged where the WiFi is? And why "the French toast"?
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#11
Black.Raven
yes, as you can see it has a connector for a wifi antenna
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#12
Breathless
by: D1RTYD1Z619
the z77 and z68 boards had msata connectors but non of the z87 ones do. WTF (what the French toast)
You son of a biscuit eating bulldog! :laugh:
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#14
DrunkenMafia
I just built a pc using the HA-87N-wifi itx board with an i5 4430 and it is an amazingly power little machine. Unfortunately its not mine though. :banghead: so I have to give it back. Great little board with just the right amount of connectors etc. Pretty sure it is the same as the Z87 without the OCability.
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