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Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC
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Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC


Overall rating 8/10Best Valued for Money

The Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC is built for overclockers and boasts of Ultra Durable 5 Plus technology, with black solid capacitors and PowIRstage ICs.


Performance:
8
Features:
8
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Excellent price point
Consistent performance
THE BAD
VRM heatsinks registered relatively high temperatures under load
No bundled wireless adapter

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports Intel Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i3 / Pentium / Celeron processors
  • Supports Intel 22nm CPU
  • Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Intel Z87 Chipset
Memory
  • Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
  • 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM slots
  • Supports 3000 (O.C.) / 2933 (O.C.) / 2800 (O.C.) / 2666 (O.C.) / 2600 (O.C.) / 2500 (O.C.) / 2400 (O.C.) / 2200 (O.C.) / 2133 (O.C.) / 2000 (O.C.) / 1866 (O.C.) / 1800 (O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered memory
  • Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
  • Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB
Storage
  • 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
  • Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Start Technology, Intel Smart Connect Technology
Audio
  • Realtek ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
Video
  • Intel HD graphics engine
  • 1 x DisplayPort port
  • 2 x HDMI ports
Networking 1 x Intel GbE LAN controllers
Rear I/O
  • 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 2 x HDMI
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
  • 6 x USB 3.0 (blue)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 6 x Audio jacks
  • 1 x OC Ignition button
Internal Connectors
  • 2 x USB 3.0 connectors support additional 4 USB 3.0 ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 9 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 1 x CPU Fan connector
  • 6 x System Fan connectors
  • 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
  • 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
  • 1 x OC PEG power connector
  • 1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
  • 1 x Onboard voltage measurement module
  • 1 x serial port header
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x power button
  • 1 x reset button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x Gear button
  • 1 x OC Turbo button
  • 1 x OC Tag button
  • 1 x CPU BCLK Down button
  • 1 x CPU BCLK Up button
  • 1 x CPU Ratio Down button
  • 1 x CPU Ratio Up button
  • 1 x Memory Safe button
  • 1 x Settings Lock button
  • 1 x Direct to BIOS button
  • 1 x OC Trigger switch
  • 1 x OC PCIe switch
  • 1 x Clear Battery button
  • 2 x BIOS switches
Expansion Slots
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8 / x4 / x4)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 2 x PCI
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 30.5 x 24.4cm