If you have run into motherboards branded with the Intel logo, you most likely did so in a server room as that is the market they have focused on. With the arrival of Ivy Bridge and Panther Point this has changed, the DZ77GA-70K motherboard even sports a skull on its heatsink to prove it. The board comes with a fair number of extras, The Tech Report found a mouse pad, a 3.5" drive bay insert with two USB 3.0 ports, a Bluetooth dongle, and PCIe 1x 802.11n WiFi card. Intel has also included their implementation of UEFI, called the Intel Visual BIOS, though you don’t get to see all the screens in this preview as that would spoil a few surprises. It is still worth checking out; as we impatiently await the release of Ivy Bridge.
"While preparing for a certain upcoming processor launch, we’ve been spending some quality time with Intel’s DZ77GA-70K motherboard. Read on for a quick look at Intel’s latest enthusiast-oriented desktop board."
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- Intel DZ77GA-70K & Panther Point Chipset Preview @ LanOC Reviews
- Intel Z77 ‘Panther Point’ Chipset Overview @ TechSpot
- Intel Preview: Z77 Motherboards Run Well With Linux @ Phoronix
- Asrock Z77 Extreme6 Socket 1155 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers
- ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- ASRock Z77 Extreme6 @ Tweaktown
- Intel DZ77GA-70K Z77 @ The Inquirer
- Intel Z77 Express Chipset @ X-bit Labs
- Intel DZ77GA-70K Z77 Motherboard: Waiting for Ivy Bridge @ SPCR
- Gigabyte B75M-D3H Motherboard Sandy Bridge Review @ eTeknix
- ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Review @ OCC
- Biostar TPower X79 @ LanOC Reviews
- Sapphire Pure Black X79N Review @ Neoseeker
- ASUS Rampage IV Extreme X79 Motherboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB = LGA 2011 Mainboard + PCI-E x1 Card @ X-bit Labs
Looks like the GD-65, Love
Looks like the GD-65, Love the Skull.
Looking for the Intel
Looking for the Intel DZ77GA-75K
I really like Intel’s choice
I really like Intel’s choice of aesthetics, it still comes off clean with heatsinks that actually look like they were designed to work, rather than be decoration.
Less is more. 🙂