Motherboard Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X Review

Biostar is the company known for the continual advancement of its brand products. Not an exclusion is its motherboard sector which is represented by dozens of high-end items. Recent days have been marked by the Biostar's announcement about the start of sales of its new motherboard, codenamed Hi-Fi Z77X, that belongs to PURO Hi-Fi lineup. The new motherboard is a conglomeration of unique facilities developed specifically to satisfy the needs of inveterate audio fans.



Specifications and Supported Technologies


Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X is developed in ATX form-factor with the involvement of high-end electrolyte capacitors. This model is compatible with LGA1155 processors Intel Core i7, i5 and i3, including the latest 22 nm Ivy Bridge chips of the third generation and 32 nm Sandy Bridge chips of the preceding generation. This motherboard is equipped with four DIMM DDR3 slots and is able to support up to 32 GB of two-channel DDR3-1600, 1333, and 1066 MHz RAM. It also supports DirectX …

Lian Li to Combine Performance with Compact Size

Chassis of Full-Tower form-factor usually have solid framework due to the layout scheme and the necessity to enclose a lot of components. Developers from Lian Li company have totally demolished the current tendencies and announced the release of their PC-V750 Full-Tower model with the front-end PSU localization. This allowed the designers to dramatically decrement the size of the chassis without sacrificing its capacity and general specifications. The compact size of the chassis is considered to be a kind of ‘revolution’ in the market, since it is compatible not only with ATX and microATX motherboards, but also with Extended-ATX boards.



Lian Li PC-V750 casing is made of aluminum and approximates 7.35 kg in weight. Its dimensions provide for the installation of massive CPU-coolers (up to 170 mm in height), up to ten expansion cards, including 380 mm 3D cards. The chassis is equipped with five fans of 120 mm each: the two fans are located on the front plate, the other two – …

Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 2GB GDDR5 OC and Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 4GB GDDR5 OC from PowerColor

Not to lag behind other vendors the PowerColor company has presented a couple of Radeon RX 560 video cards. We should note that these cards utilize the renamed Polaris 11 GPU with 1024 active streaming processors. At the moment such accelerators are not available on sale, however they are to hit the market by the end of the month.



Thus, PowerColor has produced the Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 2GB GDDR5 OC, alongside with the Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 4GB GDDR5 OC samples, differing in the memory volume (which is observable from their names) and in the GPU frequency. The higher model’s Boost clock equals to 1,180 MHz, and the lower model’s rate is 1,288 MHz. The effective memory in both cases operates at 7,000 MHz.


Chilling of PowerColor specialties is ensured by a cooler with big heatsink. The auxiliary power connector is absent. The interface set includes DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort (x3).
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