Last month we showed you a photo one of Intel’s upcoming flagship DZ87KLT-75K which was being show at IDF Beijing. As we said in that post Intel is getting out of the motherboard business, so with Intel’s upcoming release of the 4th Generation Core “Haswell” processors this could be the last time we see Intel motherboards. VR-Zone has dug up the information on 4 of Intel’s motherboards that will launch alongside the processors.
The first board is the DB85L (Frost Lake), which is powered by an Intel B85 express chipset. It will have four SATA 6GB/s and 2 SATA 3GB/s ports, a single PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, and a pair of PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots. As far as connectivity goes you have four USB 3.0 ports, 8 USB 2.0, 8-channel audio, DVI and HDMI. This is a micro-ATX board.
Next we have the DH87MC (Meadow Creek), it is powered by the H87 chipset. It has the same PCI Express layout as the above board, but also adds a PCI Express 2.0 x4 slot and a mini PCI Express slot. You also have six SATA 6GB/s ports, 10 USB 2.0, 4 USB 3.0, 10-channel audio, DVI and HDMI.
Third is the DH87MC (Round Lake). This micro-ATX board is powered by the Intel H87 Express chipset. It also has the triple display output listed above. It has six SATA 6GB/s ports (one mSATA), six USB 2.0, eight USB 3.0 and 10 channel audio.
Finally the last board is also a micro-ATX board, the DQ87PG (Spring Cave). It is powered by the Q87 chipset. It features six SATA 6GB/s ports (one via mSATA), a single PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, a PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot and two PCI slots. You also have DisplayPort, DVI, VGA, 6 USB 2.0 ports and 8 USB 3.0 ports.
No word on pricing on any of the 4 boards. Expect to them launch alongside Intel’s Haswell processors or a little bit before.
Dec 11, 2014 0