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Zotac launches Z77 and H77 mini ITX motherboards

It is now the time to present two Zotac motherboards using the new Z77 and H77 chipsets from Intel: the H77-ITX WiFi and Z77-ITX WiFi. As usual, the manufacturer focuses on a very specific format: the mini ITX. As a reminder, Intel had already unveiled a motherboard of this format then: the DH77DF.

In both cases, they have a LGA 1155 socket ready to receive the next generation of Ivy Bridge processors, but also compatible with the current Sandy Bridge. Both cards come with a passive cooling system, but the heatsink of the Z77 is more imposing than its little brother. About power supply, we have the traditional ATX 24-pin, the first requires a 8-pin PCIe connector, against 4 for the second. Both motherboards have two DDR3 slots (up to 16 GB of RAM), a PCIe 3.0 x16 and a mini PCIe port, but that is occupied by a Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 3.0. You must know that there is a mSATA port, this will allow you to easily install an SSD to take advantage of, for example, the Smart Response technology from Intel.

Here’s the rest of the connectivity available on both motherboards:

H77-ITX WiFi

 

  • 8x USB 2.0 port (4 in back)
  • 4x USB 3.0 ports (2 in back)
  • 3x S-ATA 3 Gbps ports
  • 2x S-ATA 6 Gbps ports
  • 1 x eSATA
  • 3 video outputs: DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI
  • 1x Gb network port
  • 1x PS/2 port for keyboard or mouse
  • Sound card can handle up to 8 channels
  • 5 3.5 mm jacks and an optical digital output

Z77-ITX WiFi  

  • 8x USB 2.0 port (4 in back)
  • 4x USB 3.0 ports (2 in back)
  • 2x S-ATA 3 Gbps ports
  • 2x S-ATA 6 Gbps ports
  • 3 video outputs: HDMI and 2 DisplayPort
  • 2x Gb network port
  • 1x PS/2 port for keyboard or mouse
  • Sound card can handle up to 8 channels
  • 5 3.5 mm jacks and an optical digital output

 Zotac propose a two years warranty. Zotac announces $129 for the H77-ITX WiFi  and $209 € for its big sister in Z77.

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