Intel DZ87KLT-75K LGA1150 Desktop Motherboard Review


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Intel DZ87KLT-75K LGA1150 Desktop Motherboard Review

By David Ramsey

Manufacturer: Intel Corp.
Product Name: LGA1150 ATX Motherboard
Model Number: DZ87KLT-75K
UPC: 735858263412 EAN: 0073585826341
Price As Tested: $286.00 (Amazon|Newegg)

Full Disclosure: Intel provided the product sample used in this article.

Other vendors make motherboards, but they’re all dependent on Intel for the chipsets and technical specifications. Back in the day, you could get motherboards with Intel-compatible chipsets like NVIDIA’s “nForce”, but Intel no longer licenses their intellectual property.

Until a few years ago, Intel motherboards were, well, boring: reliable, sure, and well-made, but without any really interesting features that would appeal to enthusiasts. That started changing around the time of the Z68 chipset, and although Intel has announced they’ll stop manufacturing desktop motherboards in the near future, the Z87-based DZ78KLT-75K makes a good swan song.


As is standard with Intel press boards, my DZ78KLT-75K was a pre-production sample, with no documentation or accessories (other than a mouse pad) and a beta BIOS. Still, it should be pretty much what the retail market gets, so let’s take a look at it.


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  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,

  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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