DH77DF 2 Intels H77 media creation motherboards pictured in detail

Last week we posted some detailed pictures of Intel's upcoming Z77 motherboards and today we bring you the H77 models. This time around we have one ATX board, one mATX board and one mini ITX board for your viewing pleasure.

Last week we posted some detailed pictures of Intel's upcoming Z77 motherboards and today we bring you the H77 models. This time around we have one ATX board, one mATX board and one mini ITX board for your viewing pleasure.

Going in order of size, we start with the DH77KC which as we mentioned shares the same PCB as the DZ77SL-50K, but this time around you actually get some features for your money. Nothing much appears to have changed since we wrote about the specs for this board back in February, but compared to the DZ77SL-50K we're missing one power phase and the heatsink on the MOSFETs. That said, the board has gained an mSATA/mini PCI Express slot as well as a DVI port and a DisplayPort connector, as well as a full set of audio jacks with an optical S/PDIF out.

DH77KC 1 Intels H77 media creation motherboards pictured in detail

DH77KC 2 Intels H77 media creation motherboards pictured in detail

Moving on we find the mATX DH77EB and although it comes with an mSATA/mini PCI Express slot, it has space for a second mini PCI Express slot just below the x16 PCI Express slot, so it's possible Intel will have multiple SKUs of this board. The rear connectivity is almost the same as the DH77KC, with the exception of a missing PS/2 port.

DH77EB 1 Intels H77 media creation motherboards pictured in detail

DH77EB 2 Intels H77 media creation motherboards pictured in detail

The third and final model is the DH77DF which is a pretty feature packed little board. Intel seems to be pushing its mSATA SSD's for caching pretty heavily as even this tiny board has an mSATA/mini PCI Express slot and judging by the board layout, it only just fitted as Intel has only allowed for one screw to hold down the card, rather than the usual two. Around the back no big changes have taken place, but one thing we noted was the fact that Intel has added a pair of high current USB 2.0 ports which as far as we know should deliver 1A and as such allow for faster charging of certain mobile devices. Rather unusually for a product these days, Intel has also kitted out the DH77DF with FireWire connectivity.

DH77DF 1 Intels H77 media creation motherboards pictured in detail

DH77DF 2 Intels H77 media creation motherboards pictured in detail

As long as you're not interested in overclocking, Intel's H77 motherboards aren't half bad. In fact, we'd say that these models are far more impressive than Intel's Z77 motherboards which appear quite poorly equipped to take on the competition, something we can't really say about its H77 models.

Source: Intel