|RAM||DDR3 2400;DDR3 1066;DDR3 1333;DDR3 1600|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||10|
Intel Desktop Motherboard LGA1155 DDR3 1600 ATX - BOXDZ77GA-70K
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- Highly Optimized for Intel -K processors to get the best overclocking performance demanded by gamers and performance enthusiast. Highly optimized hardware and Intel Visual BIOS for advanced overclocking.
- Premium I/O features with additional SATA 6.0Gb/s and USB 3.0 ports with total of 9 SATA ports and eighteen USB ports
- Bluetooth/Wi-Fi module included with FP USB 3.0 module included with retail box sku
- Support for Dual Graphics PCIe 3.0 x8 with certified SLI and CrossfireX configurations in addition to HDMI and DP with Lucid universal support
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Also, obviously the Installation disk can be old, so you always go to the website to download the newest drivers.
Pretty much all these ivy bridge / sandy bridge motherboards are the same. Asus and EVGA might add a few more features, but I always buy from Intel for one reason:
Intel makes the motherboards, reference designs, chips and CPUs that everyone else uses. Accordingly they write all the BIOS fixes as they come along.... then Asus etc. validate and release those (if they want and have the money available, think about that for a second). If you are on an Intel branded board, you always get every BIOS fix, everytime, as soon as it comes out.
Asus and other brands have outright refused to fix stuff that was fixed on Intel boards many times.... These fixes are there, just Asus hasn't had a big enough customer demand it. Intel's customers are Dell and HP so they MUST fix ALL problems.
Intel boards come out a little earlier, so sometimes you may get a bleeding edge problem if you choose to buy a brand new board.... but the difference with Intel is: you KNOW they will fix it.
Since I started buying Intel.... I've seen many noobs complain of no boot on a product that's been out 1 week and they haven't flashed the BIOS or make a pilot error about how to do it (there are 5 ways you can try with this board)... but I've NEVER had an Intel board with a problem that didn't get fixed.... which has happened with Taiwan brands many times over the years, and I've been doing this for 20 years.Read more ›
My Windows 7 64-bit Experience Index is:
Gaming Graphics 6.5
Primary hard disk 7.6
My primary hard disk is the Intel 320 Series 120 GB SSD connected to one of the motherboard 3.0 Gb/s ports. The Intel Desktop Utilities report a 42 degree C processor in a 73 degree room using the stock Intel fan plus three case fans. The highest I have seen is 64 degrees C under some extreme multitasking. Fan speeds remain less than 1,000 RPM at all times, so fan noise is minimal.
I continually update my motherboard using all of the most recent Intel drivers and BIOS. (BIOS is currently 0045).
I am not a gamer, but I do multitask such as play iTunes while watching a web video and occassionally burning a DVD all at the same time. I can honestly report I have yet to experience any slowness or hesitation while doing all of those tasks at once. My previous Core 2 Quad Q6700 would have hesitated numerous times while running these exact same tasks.
Bottom line, you do not realize how slow a Core 2 Quad really is until you step up to a simple system like this. If I were a gamer I would invest in a decent video card but currently the overall performance is very acceptable and was well worth the effort and expense.
UPDATE 7-11-2012 Really enjoying this motherboard.Read more ›
It will not boot Windows 7 (x64) in UEFI mode. It will boot it properly in legacy BIOS mode, and it will boot Windows 8 in UEFI mode, but not Windows 7 (as of May 2013 BIOS release). The initial boot process works fine, but it always locks up before you can get to the installation screen.
I worked with Intel tech support multiple times for hours, tried disconnecting everything, tried every combination of hardware, and they have no answers, and given that Intel has announced they're pulling out of the MB market, I suspect resources are being drawn down.
Its a shame, but I can't use the board, so I'll pass this along to someone who can live with legacy mode in Windows 7.
So a split review: Legacy BIOS users, I'd give it 4 stars, For UEFI users, 2 stars.
You name it, this board probably has it. The mother board comes with all necessary cables to do what you want to do, SLI graphics cards, etc. And the manuals and diagrams couldn't be easier.
Buy this motherboard. It's superb.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another excellent SANDY BRIDGE motherboard that people who are cheap want it to work with every possible ivy bridge... listen up very closely... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Maurice Henry
Board works perfectly easy to use and install nothing complicated if you know how to install a motherboard no drivers for it on windows 10 yet it seems the default windows drivers... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ahmed Elbanna
I love the feature set on this board. It's also one of the last Extreme series boards Intel put out on their own. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Devon
Great board, performs well. Despite having set the proper options for USB in the BIOS, after a reboot it stops letting me use the keyboard to get into BIOS. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Juan Herrera
Motherboard was good for a year and it failed on its own still under warranty I'm not getting the product support I need from IntelPublished 8 months ago by Philip Clifford
I LOVE this motherboard. It's the best motherboard I've ever owned. The Intel Visual Bios is absolutely remarkable. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tyler Woods