ZOTAC Unveils ZT-Z77-U1D SuperOverclock High-End Motherboard

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ZOTAC unveiled a monster LGA1155 motherboard aimed at professional overclockers, and based on the new Intel Z77 Express chipset, the ZT-Z77-U1D. Pictured below, the designers' focus was evidently on giving the motherboard a very strong VRM, apart from just enough expansion and connectivity features for 2-way multi-GPU setups. To begin with, the LGA1155 socket is powered by a 27-phase VRM, which consists of AIO ferrite-core solid-state chokes, DrMOS, tantalum capacitors, and a super-ML multiphase capacitor to condition power. The VRM is controlled by a VRD12-compliant controller.

The LGA1155 socket is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting dual-channel DDR3-2133+ MHz memory, and two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x8/x8, when both are populated). Other expansion slots include four PCI-Express 2.0 x1, wired to the Z77 PCH. All six SATA ports from the PCH are assigned as internal ports, that's two SATA 6 Gb/s, and four SATA 3 Gb/s. Display connectivity includes DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. Other connectivity includes 8+2 channel HD audio, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, gigabit Ethernet, six USB 3.0 ports (two on the rear panel, four via headers), and a number of USB 2.0 ports.

There are several features for overclockers, including redundant UEFI BIOS, consolidated voltage measurement points, onboard switches, POST LEDs, and a spacious upper half, with very few cylindrical capacitors to obstruct LN2 pots. Apart from 24-pin ATX, the board draws power from one 8-pin EPS, and one 4-pin Molex (optional, only if there are two slot-powered graphics cards).
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Looks like Zotac are making a big push into the extreme market with this motherboard and the 1.4GHZ core keplar 680 and apparantly an insane 2GHZ core version too!

Amazing i would buy one if it was not for one tiny flaw in thier otherwise incredible lineup.The color is pants and i have nothing in my case that is even close to orange or that blends with it either.Orange ram heatsinks anyone lol?

Now if Zotac has went with blue on the Keplar/Motherboards i would be willing to wait up to a month to pay for one.
 
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never knew ZOTAC produced MB's? Are they good (in terms of warrenty, build, spec's, customer support) compared to GB, ASUS etc
 
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never knew ZOTAC produced MB's? Are they good (in terms of warranty, build, spec's, customer support) compared to GB, ASUS etc
If it's the same as their graphics cards then it will be based in the UK. The only other company that offers UK warranty on motherboards is Gigabyte.

Asus used to have UK (Scotland) RMA base, but since their rep switched to AMD it got dropped. :(

Abit also used to have a UK RMA base too - it used to be great a few days to have a new board, shame they have gone. :(
 
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If it's the same as their graphics cards then it will be based in the UK. The only other company that offers UK warranty on motherboards is Gigabyte.

Asus used to have UK (Scotland) RMA base, but since their rep switched to AMD it got dropped. :(

Abit also used to have a UK RMA base too - it used to be great a few days to have a new board, shame they have gone. :(

Thanks for that!
 
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