Wednesday, June 3rd 2015

BIOSTAR Shows off Hi-Fi B150Z5 with DDR3 and DDR4 Memory Slots

Here's one of the first glimpses of a socket LGA1151 motherboard featuring both DDR3 and DDR4 memory slots, the Hi-Fi B150Z5 by BIOSTAR. The board supports up to 16 GB of DDR3L-1600, and up to 32 GB of DDR4-2133. The board is driven by Intel's mid-range B150 Express chipset, and should do just fine for gaming builds with single graphics cards. Expansion slots include one PCI-Express 3.0 x16, one PCIe 2.0 x16 (electrical x4), three legacy PCI, and one PCIe 2.0 x1. Storage connectivity includes six SATA 6 Gb/s (from which two wire out as SATA-Express 16 Gb/s). BIOSTAR's Hi-Fi 6-channel onboard audio solution, gigabit Ethernet (Intel controller), and six USB 3.0 ports, make for the rest of its connectivity. The board features dual-UEFI BIOS.
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3 Comments on BIOSTAR Shows off Hi-Fi B150Z5 with DDR3 and DDR4 Memory Slots

#1
Haytch
Nice. Always liked the idea of dual memory types.
I remember i first bought a dual memory type board back when DDR was phasing into DDR2. It really came in handy due to the expensive modules of the time.
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xvi
I'm guessing you're not allowed to mix and match. With IMCs these days, wouldn't DDR3/DDR4 support depend on the processor? Is there something in the middle translating?
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brian111
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I'm guessing you're not allowed to mix and match. With IMCs these days, wouldn't DDR3/DDR4 support depend on the processor? Is there something in the middle translating?
I'm fairly certain you have to use one or the other. Skylake supports both DDR3 and DDR4.
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