GIGABYTE Z87 Motherboards with The Brix

We take a look at some of GIGABYTE's motherboards on offer at Computex 2013.

Published Sun, Jun 9 2013 5:09 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Computex Taipei 2013 - Today we ran into a familiar face at the GIGABYTE Expo area. Mr. Brix himself guided us though the some of the new motherboard line up. With the new Haswell platform, GIGABYTE released roughly four new motherboards, many with features designed by Mr. Cookie himself!

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The question now is what one do I want to use for testing SSDs for 2013. With overclocking making a comeback for those of us without easy access to LN2, choosing the right board becomes even more important.

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You also might have noticed that GIGABYTE has changed things up a bit with this release. There are three ultra premium models instead of just two. The OC and UD7 are spit again.

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The main difference is that the Z87X-UD7 ships with dual Thunderbolt connectors and the Z87X-OC has more traditional backplane I/O.

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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