- Category: Z77X-UP7 Preview
- Published on Thursday, 27 June 2013 04:41
- Written by Super User
Front is colorful, like an orange and black rainbow.
Back of the box is chock full of marketing, but it also looks pretty. Being so into the details, I always love artwork which conveys a large amount of information, diagrams like that for me are to die for. But hey, I am already carried away and we are only at the box!
More marketing. A lot of it is actually education on what all the features do and how they perform.
The board is inside a box, which is in a box, which is in a box with a handle.
Tons of SATA6GB/s cables(6 total), and a full eSATA6GB/s external kit which you have seen before if you read any of my G1 reviews.
Here we have GIGABYTE's top model WIFI/BT4 card(with both antennas and internal USB cable), as well as voltage read point connectors, and a I/O shield.
USB 3.0 front panel bay, as well as all the SLI bridge. 4-way included.
That picture doesn't do the board justice. It is even more gorgeous in person.
The back of the board even has a heatsink/retention bracket which sits on top of all the IR3550 powerstages and cools them all as well:
Here we have the backpanel.
- 6x USB 3.0
- Dual NIC (Intel & Atheros)
- S/PDIF Optical
- 7.1 Audio
The two USB 3.0 ports closest to the audio jacks are from Intel, the Intel NIC controls the RJ-45 port not on top of the Intel USB 3.0 ports. I always gets asked which are which, well now you know