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Intel DZ87KLT-75K LGA1150 Desktop Motherboard Review

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Intel Z87 UEFI

Intel’s “Visual BIOS” makes another appearance with the DZ87KLT-75K motherboard. As with many other UEFI interfaces, there are dozens of screens, far more than I have space to cover! It’s very pretty, in the sense of good layouts and lots of animations and transitions as you mouse/keyboard through the various pages and panels. However, I find the dark blue text on a somewhat darker blue background rather hard to read. The BIOS has several customization features: for example, you can choose the page you’d like it to display initially.

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Click the “Devices” tab on the main page takes you to this screen, where you can examine both onboard devices like the USB and LAN ports, as well as what’s plugged into them.

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Very fine-grained fan control is supported on the Cooling page. You can set both temperature and RPM thresholds as well as minimum and maximum duty cycles for each fan on the system. Any fan can be slaved to any temperature input: processor, PCH, SIO (the Nuvoton chip), memory, or the CPU voltage regulators.

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The Boot Configuration panel lets you set the boot device priority, boot display, and how UEFI booting is handled.

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Let’s run this board through my testing gauntlet in the next section.


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2 comments

  1. Stefan

    Hello David,

    I am commenting on this page in the hopes that you will sell me this beautiful piece of hardware that I have been unable to find anywhere else. I am kindof hoping that you don’t like it and arent using it, but I fell in love with it a while back but couldn’t afford it then. now that I revisit my pcpartpicker build I found out that it is not available anymore. Please, please let me know if you are willing to part with it.

    Best regards,
    Stefan

  2. David Ramsey

    Hi Stefan,

    Sadly, that motherboard has been in a landfill somewhere for years. Did you notice in the article that it was a pre-production board? It failed a couple of weeks after the article was published, and when I reached out to Intel to see about getting it repaired, I was informed that they don’t offer any kind of warranty _or service_ on review items.

    The only working Intel motherboard I have is a DX79SI, which is LGA2011. I’d sell it cheap, but honestly, given the fact that it’s also a pre-production board that you’d never be able to get serviced, I wouldn’t recommend spending any money on it.

    You know Intel’s left the consumer motherboard business, right?

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