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 …

Xeon Phi: Revolutionary Offer from Intel Developers

Intel Corporation has made a resolute step towards the improvement of performance demonstrated by ‘supercomputers’. Its new Intel Xeon Phi is called to create a real revolution in the IT world, offering unmatched performance showings on activities with the high parallelism degree. This is supposed to bring supercomputers to the new level by means of enlarging the performance levels from TFLOP to EXAFLOP. Upon the whole, Xeon Phi is the name which will be used for further line of products based on Intel MIC architecture.



Xeon Phi coprocessors are sure to enable the transmission of the reduced data via PCI slots and will primarily be applied to dedicated coprocessors. The sales start is designated to the end of the current year, and the first products presented in the market will be items which belong to Knights Corner series. According to the Intel developers’ words, Xeon Phi will firstly replenish the series of central processors Intel Xeon E5-2600/4600; further on, the …

Xtreme Gaming XC700W Chassis from Gigabyte

The Gigabyte Company has launched a new product, an ATX full-tower Xtreme Gaming XC700W chassis.



This chassis is made in black and silver colours out of steel, aluminum and tempered glass. The framework stands on rubber feet constructed to absorb vibration and foster heat transfer. RGB LED lighting adds originality to this model and can be controlled with the help of the brand Xtreme Engine utility. The dimensions are 593.5*240.5*546.6 mm, net weight equals to 15.4 kg. The front-end interface is represented with two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 and HD Audio ports.


Xtreme Gaming XC700W possesses 3 x 3 (2.5)" SSD, 3 x 2.5" Driver Bays and supports mini-ITX/m-ATX/ATX mother boards with 8 expansion slots. The 170 mm high CPU, 430mm long VGA and 220 mm long PSU can be installed into this framework.


Dust Filters are detachable and easy to clean with the help of wash liquid. There’s a lot of space for a pump and reservoir. At the top there’s enough room for three 120 mm …
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