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Poll Results: Which brand would you buy a Z87 Motherboard from?

 
  • 31% (82)
    ASUS
  • 14% (39)
    ASRock
  • 0% (1)
    ECS
  • 12% (33)
    MSI
  • 37% (99)
    Gigabyte
  • 0% (0)
    Foxconn
  • 0% (0)
    Zotac
  • 2% (7)
    EVGA
  • 0% (1)
    Biostar
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post #41 of 127
ASUS

Asus Z87 ROG Maximus IV Hero

Asus Z87 TUF

Asus Z87 Mainstream


ASROCK

Asrock Z87 OC Formula 1
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Asrock H87 Performance

Asrock Z87 Extreme 9
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GIGABYTE
Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H
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Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H
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Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H
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Gigabyte Z87 G1 Sniper 5
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Gigabyte Z87X OC
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EVGA
EVGA-Z87-Classified


edit: wish i could have found all pictures in the quality of the Asus once

my personal favorites are MSI z87 MPower (which i didn"t find any top view pictures) and EVGA z87 Classified
Edited by Takla - 5/30/13 at 10:24am
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post #42 of 127
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Originally Posted by Falknir View Post

Really interested in the Gigabyte Z87X-OC Force, Gigabyte Z87 G1.Sniper 5, ASRock Z87 Extreme11/ac (want pictures!), and the ASRock Z87 OC Formula/ac. Gigabyte has done an excellent job with the new board looks and features, but ASRock's Extreme11 has me interested in what kind of storage connections will be available this time around and their other features. Wish I could have all the awesome of both brands on one board. thumb.gif

Yes looking forward to seeing the extreme 11 specs and pictures!
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post #43 of 127
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Originally Posted by Noupoi View Post

I'm on the hunt for a mATX board that has the PCI-E slots wired for the top and bottom slot being used for SLI, and the middle slot for a sound card. Haven't found any info on that, but I'm liking ASRock and Gigabyte's colour schemes.
IMO, Gigabyte boards (Sniper, Z87M).
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post #44 of 127
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IMO, Gigabyte boards (Sniper, Z87M).

The Sniper M5 is one of the boards I'm watching. The previous-gen M3 was wired in that way, so I'm hoping the M5 will be as well.
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post #45 of 127
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Originally Posted by Noupoi View Post

The Sniper M5 is one of the boards I'm watching. The previous-gen M3 was wired in that way, so I'm hoping the M5 will be as well.

All Gigabyte Z87 mATX boards released so far are set up with slots 1 and 4 for GPU capability.
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post #46 of 127
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Originally Posted by ZombieJon View Post

All Gigabyte Z87 mATX boards released so far are set up with slots 1 and 4 for GPU capability.

Yep, you're right. I just took a closer look at high-res images of the motherboards, and realised the bottom slots are all wired for 8x.

The Asus Gryphon board has the 3rd slot wired for 16x, and the 4th for 8x, so they might be using a PLX chip. Not sure if they are reconfigurable, and the colour scheme looks horrible, so I'll probably be passing on that.
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post #47 of 127
no mATX doesn't have any PLX chip, just the 16x slot you saw has extra pins in there, the gigabyte slot is just not hollowed out, but the gryphon's slots are for more pins, but they don't have them.

But yea the PCi-E layout is different.
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post #48 of 127
Sniper M5 has the same monster VRM spec as OC board for those wanting an extreme board in smaller form factor
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Dino,

Will it have similar BIOS support and voltage ranges?
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post #50 of 127
Can you guys list which motherboards have the PLX cards. So far the highest end Asrock, MSI's XPower, Gigabyte's G1 Sniper 5 and their OC X Force. Any others that were confirmed?

Edit: Asus z87 deluxe,
Edited by .Cerberus - 5/31/13 at 9:31pm
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