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Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

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Features and Specifications

 CPU

  1. Support for Intel Core i7 processors/Intel Core i5 processors/Intel Core i3 processors/Intel Pentium processors/Intel Celeron processors in the LGA1150 package
  2. L3 cache varies with CPU

(Please refer “CPU Support List” for more information.)

Chipset

  1. Intel Z87 Express Chipset

Memory

  1. 2 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
    * Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR3 1600/1333 MHz memory modules
  4. Support for non-ECC memory modules
  5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

(Please refer “Memory Support List” for more information.)

Onboard Graphics

Integrated Graphics Processor:

  1. 1 x DVI-I port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920×1200
  2. 2 x HDMI ports, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    * Support for HDMI 1.4a version.
  3. Support for up to 3 displays at the same time
    * To set up a triple-display configuration, you must connect a D-Sub monitor using a DVI-to-D-Sub adapter.
  4. Maximum shared memory of 1 GB

Audio

  1. Realtek ALC892 codec
  2. High Definition Audio
  3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  4. Support for S/PDIF Out

LAN

  1. Intel GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)(LAN1)
  2. Atheros GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)(LAN2)
    * Teaming is not supported.

Wireless Communication module

  1. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, supporting 2.4 GHz Single-Band
  2. Bluetooth 4.0, 3.0+HS, 2.1+EDR

Expansion Slots

  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
    (The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
  2. 1 x mini-PCI Express slot for the wireless communication module

Storage Interface

Chipset:

  1. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 6Gb/s devices
  2. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10

USB

Chipset:

  1. Up to 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
  2. Up to 6 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)

Internal I/O Connectors

  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  4. 1 x CPU fan header
  5. 1 x system fan header
  6. 1 x front panel header
  7. 1 x front panel audio header
  8. 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
  9. 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header
  10. 1 x serial port header
  11. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  12. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper

Back Panel Connectors

  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  2. 2 x HDMI ports
  3. 2 x antenna connectors
  4. 1 x DVI-I port
  5. 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  6. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  7. 2 x RJ-45 ports
  8. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  9. 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)

I/O Controller

  1. iTE® I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring

  1. System voltage detection
  2. CPU/System temperature detection
  3. CPU/System fan speed detection
  4. CPU/System fan speed control
    * Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.

BIOS

  1. 2 x 64 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS™
  4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique Features

  1. Support for Q-Flash
  2. Support for Xpress Install
  3. Support for APP Center
    * Available applications in APP Center may differ by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also differ depending on motherboard specifications.
    @BIOS
    EasyTune
    EZ Setup
    Smart TimeLock
    USB Blocker
  4. Support for ON/OFF Charge
  5. Support for Wi-Fi Share
  6. Support for Cloud Station

Bundle Software

  1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
  2. Intel Rapid Start Technology
  3. Intel Smart Connect Technology
  4. Intel Smart Response Technology
  5. Intel Wireless Display

Operating System

  1. Support for Windows 8/7

Form Factor

  1. Mini-ITX Form Factor; 17.0cm x 17.0cm

Specifications taken from the GIGABYTE product website.


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