Intel DZ87KLT-75K “Kinsley Thunderbolt” Motherboard Showcased at IDF Bejing – Specs Unveiled



The upcoming Intel DZ87KLT-75K "Kinsley Thunderbolt" flagship motherboard was spotted at the company's IDF conference held in Bejing, China (via VR-Zone Chinese). Intel is working on a wide range of Lynx Point 8-Series chipset based LGA 1150 socket motherboards which you can see here, also to note that these would be the last motherboard offering by Intel themselves.

Intel DZ87KLT-75K Motherboard Spotted and Detailed

Intel DZ87KLT-75K "Kinsley Thunderbolt" motherboard features the Z87 PCH and supports Intel's upcoming Haswell Core i7 and Core i5 processors which would be available in June 2013. The motherboard features dual channel memory support with frequencies upto 2400 MHz+ O.C and can hold 32 GB of capacity in total. The motherboard also comes with Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) to enable high frequencies on faster ram modules. It holds a total of 3 PCI-e x16 3.0 (x16/x16/x8 electrical), 3 PCIe x1 3.0, 1 legacy PCI and a single PCIe mini slot for m-SATA Solid state drive support. The board supports both SLI and CrossFireX multi GPU functionality and enables iGPU display through HDMI display connector.

One thing to be noted that all boards would be based on the new C2 stepping since the C1 stepping developed some USB 3.0 issues. Storage would include a total of 8 SATA 6 Gbps ports while I/O includes 8 USB 2.0 ports and 8 USB 3.0 ports along with the addition of Thunderbolt interface, 2 x 2 Internal/External Hi current ports, a 10 channel (8+2) Intel High definition audio jack, 2 Intel Gigabit Dual Lan ports, SPDIF headers and more. The PCH offers Intel Smart Response technology, RST with Raid 0,1,5,10 support and CPU/iGPU performance tuning.

Additional features include the Intel Visual BIOS, Lucid Trivialization software, Back-To-BIOS switch, Power On/Off switches, Debug LED, Bluetooth plus WiFi modules and 100% solid state capacitors to ensure longer lasting stability. It should be noted that Intel showcased the motherboard which was running an Haswell processor along with their RTS2011LC cooler. The RTS2011LC was built specifically for the X79 HEDT-Platform so the Intel DZ87KLT-75K "Kinsley Thunderbolt" Motherboard uses a new bracket which would possibly be delivered with Haswell CPUs.

VR-Zone also got slides detailing other 8-Series chipsets which include the following:

  • Intel DZ87KLT-75K (Kinsley Thunderbolt) Motherboard
  • Intel DH87RL (Round Lake) Motherboard
  • Intel DH87MC (Meadow Creek) Motherboard
  • Intel DH85FL (Frost Lake) Motherboard
  • Intel DQ87PG (Spring Cave) Motherboard