Motherboard Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D Review

When all the turmoil connected with the launch of new Intel Haswell processors becalmed, potential customers could finally get their own opinion about CPU facilities and decide whether an upgrade is a sensible move. A flagship motherboard from Biostar, entitled Hi-Fi Z87X 3D, proves that it worth the effort. Biostar was one of the first manufacturers in the market to pay much attention to audio subsystem. Hence, all the best audio elaborations have been aptly implemented in its flagship board.



General Specifications


Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D positions itself as the motherboard for overclocking, featuring:

— chipset: Intel Z87;

— form-factor: ATX, dimensions – 305x244 mm;

— socket and supported processors: Socket 1150, Intel Haswell Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7;

— built-in graphics core: Intel HD Graphics 4600;

— memory: type – DDR3, capacity – up to 32 GB, clock frequencies – 1066 MHz – 2800 (OC) MHz;

— expansion slots: three PCI-e 2.0 x1, two …

Fresh Details about Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Cards

Several resources have published new details about Gigabyte video cards, which are about to come out.



Thus, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Aorus Xtreme card will be based on the GP102 graphics engine, operating at 1,632/1,746 MHz frequencies, which means, its factory overclocking will overcome 10%. In its turn, memory frequency will increase by 4% (up to 1,431 MHz), and the effective frequency will be 11,448 MHz.


The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Aorus product, possessing the 1,594/1,708 MHz GPU operation rate and the standard 1,376 MHz (11 GHz) memory rate, will also represent the series we are speaking about. At the same time, it will get another backplate with a more compact copper insert.


The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC graphics accelerator outwardly resembles G1 Gaming samples, though, it has a white WindForce 3X cooling system cover. The graphics processing unit of this model will be factory overclocked to 1,544/1,657 MHz.


Finally, we must note, that Gigabyte is going to …

ID-Cooling Hunter Duet II Liquid Cooling System

ID-Cooling, being famous for its cooling systems, has released a Hunter Duet II cooler of large dimensions, which is supposed to transfer heat from the CPU and the graphics engine surfaces. This model is designed with a 360 mm heat sink, which is of great benefit to its efficiency factor.



The construction includes two water units with a base out of copper and built-in pumps, pipes in braided cable, the three-section aluminum 395 × 120 × 27 mm heat sink, three 120 mm fans, and an extraordinary framework with a 90 mm fan to blow over graphics card load-bearing elements and intensive plates for the CPU and GPU.


Though possessing similar construction, water units differ in lids design and the location of holes for liquid flow. At the moment their inner structure details are not available.

A compact fan to blow over VRM consumes 1.2 W. Its rotary speed is not higher than 1,500 rpm. The same ratio of each of the three main fans is not supposed to exceed 1,500–2,000 rpm.

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