At IDF, Beijing, Gigabyte has introduced one of its upcoming motherboards: the GA-Z87N WiFi. Observing its reference, some of you have already guessed that it will be compatible with future Intel Haswell processors. This model pulls out of the game being in Mini ITX and offering integrated Wi-Fi module.
During IDF Beijing, Gigabyte has exposed its GA-Z87N-WiFi motherboard which is added to those we already discovered at CeBIT. This Mini ITX model can therefore accommodate Intel’s Haswell processors (LGA 1150), whose launch is still scheduled for June.
Unlike the ASRock Z87E-ITX, we should point out that the socket is relatively close to the PCIe slot, which may limit compatibility with some too big coolers. This motherboard has two DDR3 memory slots, four SATA 6 Gp/s , PCIe x16, one PCIe Mini to be occupied by the Wi-Fi model (not on the picture below) and that USB 3.0 internal connector.
It takes so much of the connectivity of the current Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WiFi, although there are still some minor differences. For example, the current model, there are only two S-ATA 6 Gb/s ports.
The side of the external connections, the details are not more numerous. We know that there will be several USB 3.0 ports, some of which are compatible with the “On/Off Charge” feature which can charge mobile devices or MP3 players even when the machine is off. Regarding connectivity, it is entitled to two gigabit network connectors as well as Wi-Fi module. Also note the presence of three video outputs, two HDMI 1.4a and one DVI.
We will have to wait for the official launch in June to learn more about its features, as well as the price. Recall that the GA-Z77N-WiFi is currently available for $100.
Photos by VR-Zone.