Several Gigabyte Z77 Chipset Based Motherboards Showoff

Hassan Mujtaba

Several Gigabyte Z77 chipset based motherboards have been pictured by Vr-Zone which includes the Z77X-UD3H, Z77X-UD5H, G1.Sniper 3 Z77 and the first Micro ATX G1.Killer Z77 Motherboard. All motherboards would feature the LGA1155 socket allowing support for Intel's Upcoming Ivy Bridge processors launching in April 2012.

The Z77X-UD5H has a 15-phase CPU and 2-phase memory VRM design, This proves that the motherboard is set for some enthusiast level overclocking. There are a total of 4 DDR3 DIMM slots, Expansion slots include wo PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (x16/NC or x8/x8), one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x4), three PCIe 2.0 x1, and one legacy PCI.

Storage includes five internal SATA 6 Gb/s, four SATA 3 Gb/s, one mSATA, and one eSATA. Backpanel I/O includes DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, and DisplayPort, two gigabit Ethernet lan ports, 8+2 channel HD audio powered by Realtek ALC898, ten USB 3.0 ports , FireWire along with a couple of USB 2.0 ports.

The Z77X-UD3H gets toned down to a 9-phase CPU, 2-phase memory VRM design, Expansion slot layout is same as the UD5. Storage options include two SATA 6 Gb/s, four SATA 3 Gb/s internal ports, one mSATA, and two eSATA ports. The motherboard is loaded with even more USB 3.0 ports - six on the rear-panel, two via header while rest of the backpanel I/O includes 8+2 channel HD audio, one gigabit Ethernet . Display connectivity includes one each of DVI, HDMI, DP, and D-Sub.

Also detailed are the famous G1 Series motherboards from Gigabyte, The G1.Sniper 3 Z77 has a 15 Phase CPU VRM, Features four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel DDR3 memory. Four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (x16/NC/x16/NC; x16/NC/x8/x8; x8/x8/x8/x8); two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 (wired to the PCH), and one legacy PCI are included as expansion slots. Support for SLI/CrossfireX is included.

Storage include SATA 6 Gb/s ports, four SATA 3 Gb/s, and one mSATA 6 Gb/s. I/O port include DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, and DisplayPort for display and 8 USB 3.0 ports, 2 x Gigabit Ethernet lan and Realtek ALC898 Audio port. Gigabyte includes dual-UEFI BIOS with 3DBIOS UI and the sweet looking Green/Black Theme design.

Finally we have the first G1 Series Sniper 3M motherboard which features a MicroATX Form Factor. Featuring a 9 Phase VRM which powers the CPU, The board can handle pretty intense overclocks for enthusiasts. There are a total of 4 DDR3 DIMM slots. There are a total of 4 PCI-e 3.0 expansion slots, Two run at x8/x8 electrical, One is x4 and one in 2.0 x1, Storage includes two SATA 6 Gb/s ports, three SATA 3 Gb/s.

Four USB 3.0 ports are included (two at rear and two through front panel header), Creative Sound Core3D provides audio, A gigabit Ethernet Lan along with HDMI/DVI display ports are added to the I/O panel.

Launch of GIgabyte's motherboard lineup is expected in early April along with pricing details.

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