With less than three weeks to go until the official launch of the 9 Series chipsets, Gigabyte has decided to share a few pictures depicting three of its boards powered by the next generation Intel chipset. Seen below are the Z?7X-UD5H BK (Black Edition), the Z?7X-UD7 TH and the overclocking-ready Z?7X-SOC Force which feature support for Haswell Refresh and older LGA1150 processors.
All three boards have an Ultra Durable design, they are SLI and CrossFire capable (the UD5 and UD7 provide three PCI-Express x16 slots while the SOC model offers four such slots), and include four DDR3 memory slots, one SATA Express connector, two (Z?7X-SOC) or four (Z?7X-UD5H, Z?7X-UD7) SATA 6.0 Gbps ports, 7.1 channel audio and Gigabit Ethernet (the UD7 TH and SOC Force pack a Killer E2200 NIC).
The Z?7X-UD7 TH also comes with Thunderbolt 2 support (not sure if it’s one port or two) while the Z?7X-UD5H BK is equipped with one (10 Gb/s) M.2 connector. No word on prices but those should be revealed soon enough.