ASUS Z87-A Intel Z87 Haswell motherboard Review with Intel Core i7-4770 processor

Processor and Chipsets on board

The picture below is an Intel Core i7-4770 processor Engineering Sample.

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This is the Intel Z87 chispet.

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Realtek ALC892 HD audio Codec

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Looks like the chipset does not support PCI slots. It uses Asmedia ASM1083 to provide a PCI slot

The ASM1083, x1 PCI Express to 32-bit PCI Bridge, enables users to connect legacy parallel bus devices to the advanced serial PCI Express interface.  The ASM1083 is a PCI Express-to-PCI forward bridge, fully compliant with PCI-SIG PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge Specification1.0.


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ASM1442 are the high speed TMDS level shift ICs for High Definition Multimedia
Interface (HDMI) and Digital Video Interface (DVI) video application

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Realtek Gigabit Ethernet Controller chip

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ASUS’s TPU chip


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