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EVGA teases its Z77 mini-ITX motherboard

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When it comes to graphics cards, EVGA has managed to cut out a pretty good share of at least the US market, but the company is struggling a bit on the motherboards side despite its efforts at targeting high-end gamers and overclockers. Now the company looks set to introduce something a bit different from its otherwise XL sized boards, namely a mini-ITX motherboard.

So far the company has only released a teaser image on its Facebook page and the picture is suitably blurred to hide a lot of its features. However, we can at least make out some things like the fact that it has a pair of full-size DIMM slots, two SATA 6Gbps and two SATA 3Gbps ports, a PCI Express x16 slot, what appears to be two USB 2.0 pin-headers and one USB 3.0 pin-header. Beyond that, things get a bit tricky, although we can make out an 8-pin 12V power connector and the VRM module has a rather large heatsink, suggesting that EVGA is targeting overclockers with this board.

Other features appear to include a standard set of six audio jacks, an Ethernet port, a pair of rear USB 3.0 ports, most likely at least two USB 2.0 ports and what might be a Bluetooth dongle. Beyond that, we’re simply guessing, but we have a feeling EVGA has gone for at least a DisplayPort and an HDMI port and the good news is that there doesn’t appear to be a D-sub connector on this board. All we can do now is to wait for an official announcement to see how hackintosh friendly this so far un-named board from EVGA will be.

Source: EVGA Facebook

Update: A couple of additional pictures were posted over at LegitReviews of the EVGA mini-ITX board and this could be the big one for all Hackintosh users, as it looks like EVGA will be first to slap Thunderbolt on a mini-ITX board. We can't be certain, but the board clearly has a mini DisplayPort connector.

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On top of that, a post by a product manager on the EVGA forums has revealed that the EVGA metal plate next to the chipset heatsink is hiding a half-size mini PCI Express slot. Now let's hope for some good UEFI support and this board could be a slam dunk.

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Source: Legit Reviews, EVGA
 
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Too good for hackingtosh users to be true! :thumbup:
 
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I hope it has thunderbolt. Would be really coo.
 
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Wow, so small, and if it does have all those features that we want, it will be interesting to see what it's cost will be.
 
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Good news :headbang:

Thanks for the news thelostswede :)
 
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Wow, that is tiny. But sweet.
 
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That thing is a beauty, wish it had 2 more satas
 
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What is that column in the third image? Some kind of an air exhaust funnel?
 
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macless said:
What is that column in the third image? Some kind of an air exhaust funnel?

It reminds me of the overclocking videos where they pour liquid helium etc.
 
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