Thursday, May 30th 2013

Intel Desktop Board DZ87KLT-75K Pictured

Ahead of its grand Computex launch alongside the Core "Haswell" processor family, Intel's homebrew socket LGA1150 Desktop Board products are being previewed online. One such covers the company's flagship motherboard, the DZ87KLT-75K "Kinsley." The board features a CPU power supply that's most compliant to Intel's iVR design for Core "Haswell" processors, with an 8-phase design. You'll either love or hate the new heatsink design. Expansion slots include three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (x16/x8/x4), three PCI-Express 2.0 x1, and surprisingly, a legacy PCI.

Storage connectivity includes six SATA 6 Gb/s ports from the Z87 PCH, two from a third-party controller, and an mSATA 6 Gb/s. The board features a single first-generation Thunderbolt port, which doubles up as mini-DisplayPort, the only other display output than HDMI. A variant of this board without Thunderbolt (in which the port works only as mini-DisplayPort), could be sold as DZ87KL-70K. Rest of the board's connectivity include eight USB 3.0 ports (six rear, two by header), eight USB 2.0/1.1 ports, two 800 Mbps FireWire ports (one rear, one by header), 8-channel HD audio with optical SPDIF, two gigabit Ethernet interfaces, and an optional front-panel module that gives the board front-panel USB 3.0 ports, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. In addition to the five 4-pin PWM fan headers, the board appears to feature several overclocker-friendly features. Find a video presentation at the source.

Source: eTeknix
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27 Comments on Intel Desktop Board DZ87KLT-75K Pictured

#1
BernardV
I recall reading an article quite a while ago on TPU stating the Intel will stop manufacturing motherboards. Is this still true?
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Protagonist
by: BernardV
I recall reading an article quite a while ago on TPU stating the Intel will stop manufacturing motherboards. Is this still true?
It's true they are stopping 8 series is the last one from them, the board team will be absorbed by the next level of computing team.

I am sooo... buying this board at launch, i already sold my i7-3770 and the desktop board DZ68BC, the money from that is going into the i7-4770 and DZ87KLT-75K

Last one of it's kind and i will get it.
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#3
15th Warlock
I might be wrong, but I think I see a PLX PCIe chipset in that board, if I'm not mistaken this board may boast 3 full 16x lane PCIe 3.0 slots...

I really like the design, if I don't go for an ROG board for LGA1150, this is definitely the board I will pick for Haswell
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#4
LDNL
This board actually looks kinda cool.
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#5
mastrdrver
Anyone know what that shallow socket is at the top of the board, between the cpu socket and the top 4 pin header?
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btarunr
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by: 15th Warlock
I might be wrong, but I think I see a PLX PCIe chipset in that board, if I'm not mistaken this board may boast 3 full 16x lane PCIe 3.0 slots...

I really like the design, if I don't go for an ROG board for LGA1150, this is definitely the board I will pick for Haswell
No, that particular PCIe chip gives out several x1 lanes to cope with the various third-party connectivity. It's not an x48 bridge.
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15th Warlock
by: btarunr
No, that particular PCIe chip gives out several x1 lanes to cope with the various third-party connectivity. It's not an x48 bridge.
That's a shame, would've been great if that was a full 48x PCIe bridge...

Oh well, thanks for clearing that up :)
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#8
Dj-ElectriC
I haz, very nice but a few BIOS issues
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#9
erixx
by: mastrdrver
Anyone know what that shallow socket is at the top of the board, between the cpu socket and the top 4 pin header?
mSata? If so, it is much better placed than on the ROG boards.

BTW: Why a serious company like Intel puts a "skull" on it's board is a total mistery to me. Even if you say "it is enthusiast/gamer-orientated", it doesn't make sense to me! "Death culture" is more related to criminals and, well, who knows, army people. Both seem to be extending like a virus lately. Instead, let's celebrate technology as part of life! (rant over :)
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: erixx
mSata? If so, it is much better placed than on the ROG boards.

BTW: Why a serious company like Intel puts a "skull" on it's board is a total mistery to me. Even if you say "it is enthusiast/gamer-orientated", it doesn't make sense to me! "Death culture" is more related to criminals and, well, who knows, army people. Both seem to be extending like a virus lately. Instead, let's celebrate technology as part of life! (rant over :)
Yeah, let's draw flowers on high-end motherboards.
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#11
_JP_
Oh my...
Good luck trying to remove that BIOS chip...
Other than that, some headers I don't quite guess what they're for, but it has a neat layout and a nice look. Too bad, like all Intel motherboard, this one will likely have an over the top price. :
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#12
Protagonist
by: mastrdrver
Anyone know what that shallow socket is at the top of the board, between the cpu socket and the top 4 pin header?
It's a diagnosis header, thats what the previewer stated.
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#13
FYFI13
by: btarunr
Yeah, let's draw flowers on high-end motherboards.


This is only engineering example, final product look will be improved :laugh:
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#16
TheHunter
by: btarunr
Yeah, let's draw flowers on high-end motherboards.
Some chip circuit would have looked better and I agree that skull is meh.. :p

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#17
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: Dj-ElectriC
I haz, very nice but a few BIOS issues
You haz? You a reviewer or something like dat?
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#18
Sasqui
by: erixx
BTW: Why a serious company like Intel puts a "skull" on it's board is a total mistery to me. Even if you say "it is enthusiast/gamer-orientated", it doesn't make sense to me! "Death culture" is more related to criminals and, well, who knows, army people. Both seem to be extending like a virus lately. Instead, let's celebrate technology as part of life! (rant over :)
Nothing new, Intel released "Skulltrail" board back in 08 (LGA 771). Here: http://ark.intel.com/products/codename/30810/Skull-Trail

Skull connotation = badass. Get over it.

by: FYFI13
http://i.imgur.com/LZqk1qJ.jpg

This is only engineering example, final product look will be improved :laugh:
Hahaha!
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#19
NdMk2o1o
by: btarunr
Yeah, let's draw flowers on high-end motherboards.
Haha you made me chuckle :laugh: :toast:

I do like the look of the board but Intel have lacked in overclocking options and tend to be premium priced.
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#20
revin
by: NdMk2o1o

but Intel have lacked in overclocking options and tend to be premium priced.
They have really good options in XTU and BIOS, it was just that old school BIOS menu was labeled differant, so users had to sort thru the "engineering lable's" :toast:

Skulltrail FTW !!!!
Oh I sooo want this!! This board gives me a big reason to go Haswell :toast:

WOW Do I see "6" fan headers !!!!!!!!!!?
Now they getting thier act together :toast:
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#21
wrathchild_67
by: revin

WOW Do I see "6" fan headers !!!!!!!!!!?
Now they getting thier act together :toast:
Possibly 7. Look next to the 8-pin aux PSU connector, it looks like it could be a fan header.
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#22
hellrazor
How about they just don't draw anything? I don't want anything as cheesy as a skull on anything I buy.
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#23
m1dg3t
I never understood the purpose of a HSF with a massive plate on top that covers the fin stack :wtf:

Every time i encounter that i pull the damn plate off! Skull or no skull. :cool:
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#24
revin
by: hellrazor
How about they just don't draw anything? I don't want anything as cheesy as a skull on anything I buy.
Mabey lot's of others like some artwork like ROG,ect.......;)
It's just to carry on from the Skulltrail days "Extreme"

by: m1dg3t
I never understood the purpose of a HSF with a massive plate on top that covers the fin stack :wtf:

Every time i encounter that i pull the damn plate off! Skull or no skull. :cool:
It's not like in the older P4 days where the heat was enormous, thus needing active cooling now less heat, it can be done passive, and it's by design to use internal thermal dynamic's
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#25
Protagonist
by: NdMk2o1o
Haha you made me chuckle :laugh: :toast:

I do like the look of the board but Intel have lacked in overclocking options and tend to be premium priced.
The post below is true they are just labeled differant, I had a DZ68BC and i7-3770 for 11 Months and was running it at 4.3GHz easy on stock cooler and it was a non K CPU

by: revin
They have really good options in XTU and BIOS, it was just that old school BIOS menu was labeled differant, so users had to sort thru the "engineering lable's" :toast:

Skulltrail FTW !!!!
Oh I sooo want this!! This board gives me a big reason to go Haswell :toast:

WOW Do I see "6" fan headers !!!!!!!!!!?
Now they getting thier act together :toast:
That's exactly one of the reasons I'm going Haswell, among others.
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