Test for BIOSTAR TZ77XE4 loading with Core i7-3770K overclocking 4.8G
Intel released the latest DeskTop platform in April, also known as Ivy Bridge
The CPU of last-generation Sandy Bridge is named with 2 series, while the chipset named with 6 series
The CPU of Ivy Bridge is named with 3 series, and the chipset named with 7 series, both of which are leveled up.
However, the structure of these two CPUs adopts the LGA 1155 slot, which gains better scalability than the product line before.
Same to the previous market positioning of Intel, the Ivy Bridge platform mainly focuses on the middle and high level product line at the very beginning.
Intel Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs are the first modules released.
For the affordable Ivy Bridge CPU for Core i3, you must wait until June at least.
The chipsets commonly sold on the market are the Z77 and H77, and the B75 is adopted by some basic-level MB in a few occasions.
The most advanced chipset supported by Ivy Bridge is Z77, for which BIOSTAR also releases the brand new series, namely, TZ77XE4 and TZ77XE3.
The design material for the new series is different from BIOSTARís other product lines.
First is the external package of the product, in which the pattern design is different from the previous pure color series.
Product manual, IO board, SLI / CorssFire X bridge, SATA wires and driver
The body of BIOSTAR TZ77XE4, DRAM, PCI and PCB slots are all colored black
PCB is specially coated to increase the texture indirectly, which is also promoted by other manufacturers for some time.
TZ77XE3 also adopts the same appearance design, but the specification is lower than XE4.
Besides, BIOSTAR has other three Z77 products, which colors the black, red and white colors.
The lower left section of the motherboard
1 X PCI-E X16 3.0 supports AMD CrossFireX/nVIDIA SLI technology at most, and the bandwidth is X8 + X8
2 X PCI-E X1
2 X PCI
1 X PCI-E X16 2.0, and the bandwidth is X4
Network chip adopts Realtek RTL8111E
Audio chip Realtek ALC898 supports 8-channel Blu-ray Audio and THX TruStudio Pro technology at most
The lower right section of the motherboard
2 X black SATA, provided by chipset Z77, with SATA3 specification
4 X black SATA，provided by chipset Z77, with SATA2 specification
They can work together to build RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10, and the highest performance depends on the SATA device installed.
2 X black SATA, provided by ASM1061 chipset, with SATA3 specification, supporting AHCI
Power / Reset / clr CMOS buttons and debug LED, and the black section on upper side is the front USB 3.0 slot
The upper right section of the motherboard
4 X DIMM DDR3, supporting 1066/1333/1600/1866(OC)/2133(OC)/2400(OC)/2600(OC)
The maximum capacity supported by DDR3 is 32GB, supporting Extreme Memory Profile technology. The lower side is the 24-PIN power input.
The power supply design has 13 phases in total, including 10 CPU VCORE phases + 1 VCC phase + 2 IGD phases