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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.

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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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