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Gigabyte Intel Z87 Motherboard Lineup Preview

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Thunderbolt Series and Standard Series

Thunderbolt Series

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The Gigabyte Thunderbolt Series of motherboards differentiate themselves with the inclusion of Thunderbolt ports in the rear panel of the motherboard. The series includes the Z87X-UD7 TH and the Z87X-UD5 TH.

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GIGABYTE Z87X-UD7 TH, closeup of rear panel

You can see the dual integrated Thunderbolt ports in the rear panel of the motherboard.

Standard Series

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GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H details
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The Gigabyte Standard Series of boards is there baseline consumer series, but don't let that fool you into thinking that these boards are "standard" in any way. The boards in this series contain the same power circuitry, UEFI, and board cooling enhancements offered in the other board series. The Standard series includes the following board lineup: Z87X-UD5H, Z87X-U4H, Z87X-UD3H, Z87X-D3H, Z87X-D3HP, Z87MX-D3H, Z87M-D3H, and Z87N-WIFI. The Z87MX-D3H and Z87M-D3H boards are micro-ATX form factor boards. The Z87N-WIFI board is a mini-ITX form factor board.

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GIGABYTE Z87X-UD4H, closeup of rear panel

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GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H, closeup of rear panel

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GIGABYTE Z87N-WIFI, closeup of rear panel

May 18, 2013 | 12:22 PM - Posted by pdjblum

To my eye, the pcper image overlay goes beyond its intended purpose and makes it very hard to see the boards in all their glory.

May 19, 2013 | 02:15 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Hm, you think so?  We can make it more transparent next time around.


May 20, 2013 | 04:15 PM - Posted by mikedep333 (not verified)

I have an IPS display (Dell U2711) and I have no problem viewing the boards once I zoom in. The logos seem plenty transparent to me.

May 21, 2013 | 03:13 AM - Posted by Irishgamer01

A touch more transparent....
Not too work friendly.....
Yes if you zoom in and use full screen...its fine
if you having a crafty look in work and you just cannot
zoom in (for obvious reasons) its a little in the way......

Nice to see the photo's
Clearly you want to protect your hard work.
Not a big issue, just though I would make a coment...

May 19, 2013 | 12:50 AM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

Weaksause, Where's the msata love at?

May 20, 2013 | 06:20 AM - Posted by abo aoof (not verified)

And I love the new design.

May 20, 2013 | 06:21 AM - Posted by abo aoof (not verified)

The logo should be in the corner

May 21, 2013 | 11:14 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Nope, no it shouldn't, it's too easy for other less reputable (They know who they are, yes I am looking at you, you less reputable site. lol) sites to crop out of the photo then and claim them as their own. Personally I think the watermark looks fine where it's at.

May 25, 2013 | 03:08 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

10K hour special caps? My 5 year old Abit board has solid caps rated at 50K hours, I currently have 47K hours on it without a single issue.

Maybe they meant 100K hours, that's more logical.

If you run your computer 24/7 you can rack up just shy of 9K hours alone.

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