Followers of EVGA media man Jacob Freeman may have noticed something rather interesting from his Twitter feed and the EVGA Facebook page recently.  If small is the size of the future, then EVGA are gearing up to release a mini-ITX sized Z77 board, something of a departure from the norm for the extreme-focused enthusiast motherboard manufacturer.

Details are sparse, but EVGA state that this board will still have 'overclockers' features (see the gallery for an LN2 pot strapped to the board), but also contain the following:

- 6 USB 3.0
- 2 SATA 6 Gbps
- HDMI and mini-DisplayPort Output
- Bluetooth
- Clear CMOS onboard
- Mini PCIe

No word on release date or pricing just yet.  Here at AnandTech we are planning a mini-ITX review soon of several boards, and hopefully we will be able to add this to the roundup.

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  • Andy Stone - Friday, July 20, 2012 - link

    This seems to be a general problem for product photos on AnandTech. They should be taken with a small aperture + tripod, not large aperture + hand held. Seriously only few square inches on that board is in focus on all of the photos combined!
  • IanCutress - Friday, July 20, 2012 - link

    If you had not gathered, these images are those from EVGA as a board teaser, hence why parts of them are out of focus. They have not released the specifications or formally announced PR of the product, just a small amount of info from their Product Manager.

  • Silenus - Friday, July 20, 2012 - link

    I don't think that's it at all. It just looks like the usual thin depth of field from shooting with a large sensor camera and being close and/or wide aperture.

    With a modern DSLR it's really easy to sharp product shots with lots more depth of field.
    1) Use flash (off camera or bounced on camera)
    2) Stop down to F/8 - F/11
    3) Shoot "wider" and crop it later. In other words...back up/zoom out (but not too far to the wide angle range) frame the product loosely. Then just crop it later to a tighter framing.
    There plenty of resolution there to crop a lot for web images.

    Result. Sharp detailed shots with plenty of depth of field on the product.Or at least lots more than shown here!
  • Tegeril - Sunday, July 22, 2012 - link

    Regardless, the photos were not taken by Anandtech.
  • yyrkoon - Sunday, July 22, 2012 - link

    that was done in photoshop. not in camera.

    I think Ian probably hit it on the head.
  • Metaluna - Friday, July 20, 2012 - link

    At that risk of sounding like a total noob, what is that silo-looking thing over the CPU socket in the first gallery picture? Some kind of water block or Peltier maybe?
  • Metaluna - Friday, July 20, 2012 - link

    Never mind, it says it's an LN2 cooler in the article. Reading comprehension fail.
  • Patflute - Friday, July 20, 2012 - link

    So cute!
  • nubian1 - Friday, July 20, 2012 - link

    I am big fan of the ITX form factor and have seen what PC enthusiasts have done with ITX builds, having a water cooled i5 based ITX build as my main pc as well. ITX motherboards have come a very very long way and except for the obvious reduced expandability vs their larger mAtx and ATX counterparts, ITX board sacrifice nothing when it comes to performance.

    Hurry up EVGA, I'm about to upgrade my own ITX box and want to see what your new offering is about before I do so.
  • JonnyDough - Friday, July 20, 2012 - link

    CAR PC!

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