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Biostar Readies TZ68K+ Socket LGA1155 Motherboard

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Biostar released a new, improved variant of its TZ68A+ socket LGA1155 motherboard, the TZ68K+. The new board looks almost exactly the same as its predecessor except for the stronger CPU VRM. The CPU is now powered by an 8-phase VRM, compared to the 4-phase VRM on the previous version. The VRM cluster north of the CPU socket has its own little heatsink as well. Apart from that, it's the same budget Z68 chipset based motherboard in the ATX form-factor that TZ68A+ was.

Expansion slots include one PCI-Express 2.0 x16, one PCI-E x16 (electrical 2.0 x4), a PCI-E 2.0 x1, and two PCI. The board builds entirely on the chipset's and the LPCIO chip's feature-sets. In the storage department, we have two SATA 6 Gb/s, four SATA 3 Gb/s ports, all internal. Connectivity includes legacy ports such as LPT and COM given out as headers, wired to the LPCIO chip, a number of USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports on the rear panel, 6-channel HD audio, and PS/2 keyboard connector. Display outputs include HDMI 1.4, DVI, and D-Sub. Being Z68 based, it features Intel Smart Response technology. Like the TZ68A+, it uses UEFI firmware. We don't expect much of a price-difference between this board and the TZ68A+.



Source: VR-Zone
 
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This will be a nice little budget overclocker now that it has 8-phase VRM...
 
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"Improved variant" and "predecessor" make me think replacement. If this replaces the 4-phase boards will it raise the price? Or is it slotting in above them?

I'm assuming that's a typo and not some new chipset.
 
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This will be a wonderful little board.

Since the P67B+ is still available even though the Z68s are out, I have a feeling it won't replace it, but it will probably come at a higher price. I still can't see you having to pay more than $140 for it, though.
 
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What the hell is the difference between the B, A, Z, and K variants of 1155 boards?

I'm totally ignoring 1156/5, I'll jump on LGA2011 in another year or so.
 
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What the hell is the difference between the B, A, Z, and K variants of 1155 boards?

I'm totally ignoring 1156/5, I'll jump on LGA2011 in another year or so.
yeah if your current rig is still pretty fast for now there no reason to change it, just wait for newer one
btw it looks pretty nice board. just wait the benchmark
 
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Looks like a solid value IMO.
 
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Want new toys

Wow... Sandy bridge stuff is so inexpensive for their performance capabilities...for an intel anyway. So temped... no must wait for 2011.. current rig more than capable BIOSTAR name just sounds awesome....
biostar power ranger powers activate !!!!!
 
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What the hell is the difference between the B, A, Z, and K variants of 1155 boards?
These are all variants that the board manufacturers designate. They are not comparable across brands unfortunately.
 
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The standard I/O on the backplate seems to be somewhat lacking. I can only see 2x USB2.0 and 2x USB3.0. Surely it has more than that?