Z77X-UP7 Preview - Box, Board, Accessories

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Z77X-UP7 Preview

 

 Front is colorful, like an orange and black rainbow.

Z77X-UP7 Preview

 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!

 

Z77X-UP7 Preview

 

 More marketing. A lot of it is actually education on what all the features do and how they perform.

Z77X-UP7 Preview

 

 The board is inside a box, which is in a box, which is in a box with a handle.


Let's accessorize!

Z77X-UP7 Preview

 

 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.

Z77X-UP7 Preview

 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.

 

Z77X-UP7 Preview

 USB 3.0 front panel bay, as well as all the SLI bridge. 4-way included.


The board:

 

Z77X-UP7 Preview

 

 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:

Z77X-UP7 Preview

 

 

Z77X-UP7 Preview

 

 Here we have the backpanel.

  • PS/2
  • 6x USB 3.0
  • Dual NIC (Intel & Atheros)
  • D-SUB
  • HDMI
  • DisplayPort
  • DVI
  • 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 

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