Biostar shows off Z77-based motherboard

Biostar, a well-known Taiwanese manufacturer of motherboards and other computer components, has shown a brand new motherboard based on Intel’s upcoming Z77 chipset, designed for the future Ivy Bridge processors which are expected in April 2012.

The board, called TZ77XE4, features a LGA 1155 socket and promises good quality and rich options at a lower price. Featuring 4 DIMM slots for DDR3 RAM memory, the board also comes with 8 SATA ports, 4 of which support SATA 3.0 interface while the remaining 4 ports support SATA 2.0 devices. There also are three PCI-E 16x slots although only one of them supports 16x PCI-E speed. Also included are one PCI-E 1x slot and two regular PCI slots.

Biostar TZ77XE4 motherboard

The board gets power via a 12+1 power scheme and features chipset cooling which is just a regular passive heatsink. There are also keys that allow the user to turn the board on or off, clear the BIOS or see what the board says through a number code on a small display. Integrated peripherals include four ports – DVI, D-Sub, HDMI and DisplayPort, one PS/2 port, one eSATA, one LAN RJ-45 port, 4 USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports. Also included is a 5.1 on-board audio solution.

The Biostar TZ77XE4 motherboard is expected to hit stores once Intel Ivy Bridge processors become commercially available in April 2012.


Source: IXBT

Related posts

Razer delays Blade gaming laptop

Razer, the US manufacturer of gaming PC peripherals, has pushed the release of the new Razer Blade gaming laptop to January 2012. The delay was forced by the recently announced upgrade of the laptop storage system from a 320 GB hard drive to 256 GB of solid state drive storage. Unfortunately...

ZTE presents budget Star 3 smartphone

ZTE presents budget Star 3 smartphone

ZTE is back with a new smartphone but this time we won’t be dealing with high-end phablets or even smartwatches – instead fans of the brand will get the Star 3 smartphone, which happens to be a budget-oriented handset. The device measures 155.3 x 77.2 x 8.55 mm and weighs 160 grams. The first...

Logitech intros Speaker Lapdesk N700

You’re already using your laptop to listen to music, play games, and watch movies, TV and videos. You’re already using it on the couch and on the bed. But you’re looking for a way to be comfortable, and you know what a difference high-quality audio can make when you’re enjoying good...

Leave a comment