Biostar TZ77XE4 Intel LGA1155 Preview

Biostar TZ77XE4 Intel LGA1155 Preview

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Introduction


Our second look at recently annouced Intel Z77 Express products comes from Biostar, in the form of the TZ77XE4. The Biostar TZ77XE4 is another high-end Intel Z77 Express product like the ECS board we've already previewed, but Biostar's take on Z77 has a slightly different slant, and offers a feature set that is quite a bit different from the ECS product.

Biostar has been in the motherboard business for quite some time, but their entry into the enthusiast market is still relatively new, and as such, they've had a few "growing pains", but today they present a completely different look and quite a mature package, one that really suits the "high-end enthusiast" moniker, but at the same time it still rings true with Biostar's company mantra of providing top-level, high quality products that do not break the bank while doing so.



Specifications

Specifications
CPU SUPPORT:3rd Gen Intel Core i7 processor family for the LGA 1155 Socket
POWER DESIGN:CPU Power: 13 Phase
PCH Power: 1 Phase
Memory Power: 1 Phase
CHIPSET:Intel Z77 Express
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS:Dependant on installed CPU
MEMORY:4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR3 1066 to DDR3 2400
BIOS:AMI EFI BIOS with 64 Mb Flash ROM
SLOTS:2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (electrical x8/x8 or primary @ x16)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (electrical x4)
2 x PCI slot
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
HDD CONNECTIVITY:2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Intel Z77)
4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (Intel Z77)
2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (AsMedia ASM1061)
1 x eSATA 6.0 Gb/s (Intel Z77)
NETWORKING:1 x Realtek RTL8111E PCIe Gigabit LAN
PORTS:8 x USB 2.0 ports (4 at back panel, 4 at front panel)
4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 at back panel, 2 at front panel)
1 x eSATA port
1 x RJ45 LAN connectors
1 x Audio port with 6 audio jacks
1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
1 x HDMI port
1 x Display Port
1 x DVI Port
1 x VGA Port
AUDIO:Realtek ALC898 HD CODEC
FORM FACTOR:ATX Form Factor (305 mm x 244 mm)
BIOSTAR FEATURES:
  • TOverclocker
  • Solid Capacitor
  • G.P.U.
  • Rapid Switch2
  • Rapid Debug3
  • THX TruStudio Pro
  • BioRemote II
  • Virtu MVP
  • Puro Tone
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