Supermicro C7Z87-OCE Review
Backpanel & VRM
On the backpanel we can see six USB ports (four of them being USB 3.0), two RJ45 LAN ports(Intel I210AT & Intel I217V), the integrated soundcard 3.5″ jacks, TOSlink optical output, one Thunderbold connector and 3 display outputs (D-SUB, DVI-I and HDMI). If you require DisplayPort connectivity you can obtain it through the Thunderbolt output.
The VRMs are built with high quality components and pretty massive for the class that this motherboard belongs to. The CPU VRM has 6 phases driven by the Primarion PX3746DDQ controller, each of them being composed of a Vitec ferrite choke, ceramic and polymer caps and Infineon TDA21215 driver MOS.
The memory subsystem is powered by a 2 phase VRM built with the same components, but driven by the Primarion PX3743DDQ controller.