ZOTAC’s High-End Z77 Chipset based ZT-Z77-U1D Motherboard Pictured, Aimed at Enthusiast Overclockers
ZOTAC's Upcoming High-End Z77 chipset based ZT-Z77-U1D Crown motherboard has been pictured, Featuring a beefed up VRM Area and support for the upcoming Intel Ivy Bridge processors, the board would be the perfect choice for professional overclockers.
The motherboard features a 24 Phase VRM which powers the LGA 1155 Socket Processors and an additional 2 VRM Phases to power the memory. The VRM consists of several features such as the use of All In One ferrite-core solid-state chokes, DrMOS, tantalum capacitors, and a super-ML multiphase capacitor and controlled through an VRD12 controller.
A total of Four DDR3 Memory Slots are included on the board which support modules with frequencies upto 2133MHz. The motherboard allows for 2-Way Multi GPU SLI/CrossfireX functionality through its two PCI-e x16 slots (Gen3). Four PCI-e x1 slots are also included.
For I/O there's a total of six USB 3.0 controlled through the NEC720202 the USB 3.0 controller, 8+2 channel HD audio, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, gigabit Ethernet and a couple of USB 2.0 ports. For storage there's 4 SATA 3Gbps and two SATA 6Gbps ports while display connectivity is provided through DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI ports.
Zotac also added Debug LED, onboard switches, system voltage measurement points, onboard Clear CMOS button which come in handy while overclocking. Pricing nor the release date have been mentioned.