Monday, September 14th 2015

BIOSTAR Announces Hi-Fi H170Z3 Motherboard with DDR4 and DDR3 Combo

Biostar's latest Intel H170 chipset board is ready for duty for any scenario and comes with combination support for either DDR3 or DDR4 memory modules to allow for maximum flexibility. The Hi-Fi H170Z3 is the first ever Motherboard to support both DDR3 and DDR4 showing its commitment to innovation and development.

The Hi-Fi H170Z3 is based on Intel's H170 chipset which is a single chip design that supports Intel 6th generation socket 1151 Intel Core processors. With the Intel H170 chipset, the Hi-Fi H170Z3 also has the iGPU function enabled, letting users enjoy the latest in Intel integrated graphics performance.
Of course as a Biostar motherboard, the Hi-Fi H170Z3 comes with Hi-Fi technology built inside. Puro Hi-Fi technology features an integrated independent audio power design with a built-in amplifier. The technology utilizes audio components with an independent power delivery design for a significant reduction in electronic noise producing superb sound quality. The Hi-Fi H170Z3 supports USB 3.0, PCIe M.2(32Gb/s), SATA Express(16Gb/s) and 4K monitors for triple display configurations.

There is also Biostar's Smart Speed LAN included which is a free software application that monitors and manages your PC's network behavior. With user-friendly GUI, it allows you to select and prioritize different types of network traffic, including gaming, media streaming, communications or web surfing. You can also set any specific applications, choosing to prioritize or block accordingly. Smart Speed LAN can feature automatic management options that use adaptive networking intelligence to ensure that you are getting the best online experience possible.

Not only that, this board also adopts X.D.C (eXtreme Durable Capacitors) which arequality solid capacitors to help make sure the board remains rock solid and stable. These are low ESR and high ripple conductive solid state capacitors that provide a stable power supply to the CPU. The life span can also be more 6.25 times than ordinary liquid caps.

The board features the user-friendly tools such as BIOS Flasher and BIOS Online Update for easy updating and restoration of the BIOS. Also included is BIO-Remote2 Technology which gives users a better Home Theater environment. Users can use either Android or Apple mobile devices to access and control the PC remotely. Your smart device can become an intelligent and functional remote control. Moreover, BIO-Remote2 also includes both the function of mouse pad and power point presentation modes.

The Hi-Fi H170Z3 fully meets the requirements for systems running under the Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10.

The MSRP for the Hi-Fi H170Z3 is 104.99 USD.
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9 Comments on BIOSTAR Announces Hi-Fi H170Z3 Motherboard with DDR4 and DDR3 Combo

#1
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
I'm really starting to dig Biostar these days. I think my next upgrade in a few years time may end up using one of their boards.
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#2
Uplink10
VGA, DVI-D, HDMI, DP, now that is a lot of compatibility options. Even better idea would be two DVI-I ports instead of DVI-D and VGA, and of course one more PCIe slot instead of one PCI slot.
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#3
lZKoce
All that for $105...wow. I don't mind the PCI actually. I have an old sound card that still uses it. And the GPU takes two slots, so I can't use the 1st one either. But M.2 support as well. Very good mid-range board I'd say, sleek looking.
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#4
GhostRyder
RCoon said:
I'm really starting to dig Biostar these days. I think my next upgrade in a few years time may end up using one of their boards.
No, don't its a trap to lure us with pretty looks and great pricing on a board likely to fail :P

In all seriousness, I agree as Biostar has recently impressed me with their recent lineup of boards. Would not mind having one as they look fantastic and seem to be much more reliable than they used to be.
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#5
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
GhostRyder said:
No, don't its a trap to lure us with pretty looks and great pricing on a board likely to fail :p

In all seriousness, I agree as Biostar has recently impressed me with their recent lineup of boards. Would not mind having one as they look fantastic and seem to be much more reliable than they used to be.
Dave seemed to give their Z97 board a great review, and @Tatty_One has nothing but positive stuff to say about his board. Seems they've come along way from those white/red boards of theirs.
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#6
micropage7
my old board is biostar and it performs pretty well

i guess its a good approach from biostar, and we have another brand to consider. i know biostar maybe not on the top list of many user but i think biostar has a nice road to go
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#7
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator & Combat Squirrel
No regrets with my Z97 board, even came with an M2 slot as a bonus, cheap as chips (less than some higher end H97 boards), decent overclocker (10 phases too) and all for the price of a dubious lady of the night :D
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#8
nem
very nice card with a affordable price..:)
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#9
vega22
biostar have made great mobo for years.
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