Once again Zotac is showing the love for the mini-ITX format. Their recent display at this years’ CES included not just one, but two, H77-based mini-ITX motherboards. These socket LGA1155 boards are based on the upcoming “Panther Point” chipset from Intel and will pave the way for the upcoming Ivy Bridge processors to find their way into our mini-ITX gaming boxes.
The two H77 ITX boards showcased do not have official model numbers as of yet (dare we guess at H77-ITX WiFi and H77-ITX Supreme?) but nonetheless, we can at least have a quick look at the features that will be offered.
Both models feature dual-channel DDR3 that support DDR3-1600 MHz modules, a PCI Express 3.0 x16 expansion slot, Gigabit LAN, 802.11b/g/n wireless, DVI, HDMI, 8-channel audio and USB 3.0.
The apparent less-expensive model (H77-ITX Wifi?) offers two SATA III 6Gbps and two SATA II 3Gbps connectors and a single mSATA port. The apparent more-expensive model adds a third SATA II 3Gbps connection as well as DisplayPort.