Gigabyte trims the fat off of the GA-Z77N-WiFi Mini-ITX

Subject: General Tech | March 5, 2013 - 07:10 PM |
Tagged: gigabyte, GA-Z77N-WiFi

It seems hard to figure out how Gigabyte can sell the GA-Z77N-WiFi for about $20 less than other Z77 boards; it bears a full PCIe 16x slot along with 4 SATA ports, two of them 6Gbs ports, a pair of USB 3.0 ports and Bluetooth, WiFi and dual ethernet for connectivity.  They also included a DVI port and a pair of HDMI ports plus WiDi support, giving it incredible video output flexibility.  The Tech Report tested the motherboard to see if there was anywhere that Gigabyte might have reduced functionality and apart from some issues with the BIOS they were happy to find this board a solid and steady component perfect for HTPC duties.

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"Gigabyte's GA-Z77N-WiFi is the most affordable Mini-ITX board based on Intel's Z77 Express platform. We take a closer look to see what this potential bargain has to offer."

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March 6, 2013 | 01:51 AM - Posted by exterior accessories (not verified)

For a user putting down $400 for a motherboard, especially one aimed at overclocking and high performance, why not go the LGA 2011 route and X79? In this price range, LGA-1155 and Z77 just don't seem to be premium products in comparison.

March 7, 2013 | 02:58 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

There aren't any Mini ITX LGA socket 2011 motherboards. So if you want a feature packed board in an ITX form factor (AMD options excluded) you don't really have a lot of options.

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