Intel “DZ77GA-70K” Z77 Ivy Bridge motherboard pictured

/ 10 years ago


As we know from the last couple of generations of Intel chipsets, Intel likes to make its own motherboards. Z77 will bring no exceptions, The Intel DZ77FA-70K is an LGA 1155 Z77 based motherboard. The DZ77FA-70K is an exact replica of the DZ77RE-75K except that the former lacks Thunderbolt support whilst the latter is equipped with the latest Cactus Ridge Thunderbolt controller. Intel has provided two PCI Express Gen 3 slots along with a couple of legacy PCI slots, some PCI Express Gen 2 1X and 4X slots to finish things off. SATA wise it looks like there will be eight SATA ports, 4 SATA III and 4 SATA II. 2 of those SATA III ports are provided by a Marvell controller. There is also a PLX PCI Express bridge chip as the Z77 doesn’t provide enough lanes to support all the PCI Express connectivity Intel has added to this board.

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On the motherboard Intel has included a power and reset button, ideal for those using this on a test bench. There are also some diagnostic LEDs for users to play with in addition to four 4 pin PWM fan headers. The VRM is reportedly 10 phase for the CPU with another 2 phases for the integrate graphics. The VRM and Z77 chipsets are both covered by Intel blue heat sinks. Intel will also supply a front USB 3.0 bracket with the board and a RazerZone discount voucher. More detailed specs at the Intel website here.

Source: VR-Zone


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