Wibtek To Enter High-End Market With Hacker Z77 Motherboard, Pictured

Guess what: marketing includes the picture of, yes, a gun ... sigh.

Relatively unknown Chinese motherboard manufacturer Wibtek is entering the high-end LGA1155 market in the Far East with their Intel Z77 “Panther Point” based “Hacker Z77″ motherboard. Despite being unknown in the western world, Wibtek is one of the top five motherboard manufacturers by volume with over ten million units shipped in 2010. The Hacker Z77 has out-of-the-box support for Intel’s next generation of LGA1155 based Core i-series processors based on the 22 nm process, codenamed “Ivy Bridge”, as well as support for all existing LGA1155 processors.

The Hacker Z77′s LGA1155 socket is fed power by a 16-phase VRM, and has four DDR3 DIMM slots with dual channel RAM support at its disposal. Expansion slots include two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots which drop down to x8/x8 when both are populated, two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slots and two legacy PCI slots – something more and more manufacturers are dropping.


Finland Mean Machine says:

Yes, it totally looks like a Desert Eagle.

United States sin0822 says:

have they ever made a board before?

Italy Mafio says:

nice heatsink...
seriously, brands should stop putting that crap on their mobos.

Christian Ney says:

kickass or not

TaPaKaH says:

at least the heatsink is being remotely functional

United Kingdom ARandomOWL says:

Wibtek? Couldn't they think of a better name?

Belgium Massman says:

Maybe they wanted to use "webtek", but entered a type when registering the company name?

South Africa Vivi says:

would be funny if it ROCKS

United Kingdom schnelly says:

and its not even april 1st

Belgium HybridChiller says:

looking forward for the benchmarks with this 16Phase VRM

Finland SF3D says:

Where the hell are these ideas coming from. Some Taiwanese vendor was stupid enough to put gun looking thing on the motherboard and now all of them think it is somehow cool? I really don't understand what is so cool with guns and knifes, so please stop it. If you keep doing this shit, next thing is to print dictator faces on boxes. X89 Saddam edition with fake blood bags included! "The worlds first motherboard which can shoot toy missiles to the cardboard european targets" Get a grip marketing people!

Belgium Massman says:

Either marketers need to get a grip for designing these ... or gamers for buying them :D

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