Wibtek Hacker Z77 board spotted
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
The Chinese brand Weibu Wibtek has been adding the finishing touches to its Hacker Z77 motherboard. Based off the latest in Intel’s chipsets this Z77 motherboard will support both 22nm and 32nm Intel LGA 1155 processors. The CPU gets powered by a 16 phase VRM system and is wired to four DIMM slots, which may not seem like much after all the X79 quad channel madness. In terms of expansion slots users get access to two PCI-E 3.0 lanes both of which slow down to 8X when populated. There is also a couple of PCI-E 1X slots and a single PCI slot thrown in for additional connectivity.
Storage connectivity includes a total of six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and four SATA 3 Gb/s internal ports. Display outputs include one each of DVI, HDMI, and D-Sub. All USB ports on the rear panel are USB 3.0, some of which are wired to the Z77 PCH, some from additional controllers. Apart from the six USB 3.0 ports on the rear panel, there are four USB 3.0 ports available via front-panel headers. There are a few other USB 2.0 headers. Networking capabilities include wired gigabit Ethernet, WiFi b/g/n, and Bluetooth. Other connectivity includes 8+2 channel HD audio with optical SPDIF output, Firewire, and a strange unidentified connector (a button?), which definitely doesn’t look like mini-DP/Thunderbolt. The board is said to have a boat-load of features for overclockers to play with. It is not known at this point of Wibtech will sell this board apart from its typical market of mainland China, Hong Kong, etc.