Biostar Launches TZ77XE4 Motherboard for Ivy Bridge

Paul Lilly

Biostar's chefs just finished baking a new batch of high end motherboards for Intel's Z77 chipset, one of which includes the company's flagship TZ77XE4 model. The TZ77XE4 plays nice with both 3rd generation (Ivy Bridge) and 2nd generation (Sandy Bridge) processors in a socket 1155 package (don't try plunking your Sandy Bridge-E processor into one of these boards, they require a socket 2011 motherboard).

There are four DDR3 memory slots on the TZ77XE4 supporting frequencies up to 2600MHz and capacities up to 32GB. It also features four SATA 6Gbps ports, four SATA 3Gbps ports, RAID 0/1/5/10 support, an eSATA connector, two PCI-E x16 3.0 slots with support for SLI and Crossfire, a single PCI-E x16 2.0 slot, two PCI-E x1 2.0 slots, two standard PCI slots, two USB 3.0 ports (plus a USB 3.0 header), four USB 2.0 ports (plus two USB 2.0 headers), GbE LAN, and onboard 8-channel audio.

Biostar also equipped the TZ77XE4 with a 13-phase power design and 100 percent solid capacitors, features that should help with overclocking stability and overall durability.

If that's more than you nead, another new board from Biostar is the TZ77XE3 , a slightly toned version of the E4 variant with half as many SATA 6Gbps ports and no eSATA connector. It also doesn't have a DisplayPort, which the E4 does.

Biostar didn't say when these new models will ship or how much they'll cost.

Image Credit: Biostar

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