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ZOTAC unveiled a monster LGA1155 motherboard aimed at professional overclockers, and based on the new Intel Z77 Express chipset, the ZT-Z77-U1D. Pictured below, the designers' focus was evidently on giving the motherboard a very strong VRM, apart from just enough expansion and connectivity features for 2-way multi-GPU setups. To begin with, the LGA1155 socket is powered by a 27-phase VRM, which consists of AIO ferrite-core solid-state chokes, DrMOS, tantalum capacitors, and a super-ML multiphase capacitor to condition power. The VRM is controlled by a VRD12-compliant controller.

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At last!

Orange done right! Look at those sexonastick heatisinks!
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Terribad expansion layout. Only utilizes 6 expansion slots and poor PCI-E x16 placement kills the board frown.gif Other than that it looks awesome, but 27 power phases is absolutely unnecessary and a little bit of a gimmick.
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Awesome effort, but I hate the expansion slot layout. Should be: 1x 16x 1x (or empty), 1x, 16x, 1x 4x (full-length) - If they had gone about it that way I'd consider their board wink.gif I like the color scheme, too.
    
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OH MY GAWD. That board... The slot layout killed it for me tho.

Also if its anything like there X58 boards. DO NOT WANT!!
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I would not want to be a Beta Tester for Zotac.
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* 27 phases is merely a market gimmick. At best it is useful in LN2 benching only. At worst each phase has inferior quality compare to other motherboard.
* Will manufacturers stop putting molex plug in the center of the board. It should be at the edge of the board.
* Layout is not that good. Second PCIe x16 slot should switch places with second PCIe x1slot.
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i like it:)
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What the hell is a professional overclocker? Any high school kid can OC a processor...
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aleiro View Post

What the hell is a professional overclocker? Any high school kid can OC a processor...

So every high school kid can physically mod hardware, hook it up to LN2, break world records constantly?

I'd like to see this.
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