Biostar TZ77XE4 Intel LGA 1155 17

Biostar TZ77XE4 Intel LGA 1155 Review

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Value & Conclusion

  • The Biostar TZ77XE4 is available now with an MSRP of $169.99.
  • Relatively affordable pricing, as we can always expect from Biostar
  • Support for up to three VGAs in CrossfireX or SLI
  • Simple, yet very much "up to date" aesthetic design
  • Onboard display outputs for all current common connection types (HDMI, DiplayPort, DVI, and VGA)
  • Highend Realtek ACL898 Audio CODEC
  • New highly efficient VR12-complaint Intersil VRM design
  • Limited USB 3.0 ports (only four)
  • No Digital Audio output
  • Accessories package is rather small
The Biostar TZ77XE4 really surprised me with its overall aesthetic design, as well as the chosen onboard components, which really do not cut any corners, either in cost, or functionality. There is a limited number of USB 3.0 ports, but this is one of the things that helps keep final board cost down, and with two each on the front panel and the rear panel, there should be more than enough for most users.
The new VRM design on the TZ77XE4, which uses much more up-to-date components when compared to previous Biostar designs, to me, is a huge step towards lowering overall idle power consumption through greater efficiency, and should help Biostar keep pace with some of the more prevelant OEMs on the market today. Did I mention how clean and simple the new design is? I really cannot stress enough how impressive the Biostar TZ77XE4 is aesthetically, another thing that Biostar has changed recently that to me, rivals much more expensive products on the market today.
Biostar has come a long way over the past few years, from a value-oriented OEM-beige box part supplier, to the highly enthusiast-oriented company that they are today, and in such a way that in terms of functionality and pricing, to me, they are very hard to match. The overclocked performance compare saw the Biostar win nearly every test, a true testament to how much Biostar has changed the way they do things, and now they definitely have an enthusiast-oriented take on their products. It doesn't matter what you plan to do with your system, the Biostar TX77XE4 has proven itself a viable contender for any use, as the fantastic performance and audio design ensures that no matter what you plan to use it for, it will keep you happy. Don't forget to hit us up on the forums, and tell us what YOU think!
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