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Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D
Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D
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Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D review: 35 facts and highlights

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2800MHz
ASRock Z270 Taichi: 21233MHz

2. Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

When an audio chipset converts a digital audio signal to an analogue one (for example when playing an MP3 on your speakers), a certain amount of noise is added. A higher SNR means that there is less added noise and the audio quality is better.
110dB
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5: 123dB

3. overclocked RAM speed

The motherboard supports overclocking the RAM to a higher speed. By increasing the speed at which the memory runs, you can boost the performance of your computer.
1600MHz
ASRock X299 OC Formula: 4600MHz

4. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
32GB
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 1024GB

5. SATA 3 connectors

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.
6
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12

6. Supports RAID 1

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 1 mirrors the data across the drives. This gives you greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.
Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D
79% have it

7. PCIe 2.0 x16 slots

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.
3
Asus P9X79-E WS: 7

8. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D
75% have it

9. memory slots

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.
4
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 16

10. fan headers

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.
5
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12

11. USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
2
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10

12. USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
1
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8

13. height

244mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm

14. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 8

15. USB 3.0 ports

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
2
Asus Z87-Pro: 14

16. Supports RAID 5

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 5 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another due to the use of parity.
Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D
70% have it

17. RJ45 ports

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.
1
Gigabyte GA-6LXSV: 5

18. DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
0
Asus Z97-Deluxe/USB 3.1: 2

19. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
4
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10

20. Has TPM connector

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a component that greatly increases security. One example is that it allows encryption keys to be created in a secure environment, minimising the risk of a hacker gaining access.
Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D
63% have it

21. Supports RAID 10 (1+0)

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 10 (1+0) stripes and mirrors the data across the drives. It gives increased capacity and performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.
Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D
78% have it

22. eSATA ports

eSATA is an external version of SATA, an interface designed for connecting a computer to mass storage devices such as hard drives.
0
Asus Z87-A: 6

23. Thunderbolt ports

Thunderbolt is a connection that allows you to attach external peripherals to a computer, and can carry both data and display signals. Using a single port you can connect up to six devices through a hub or daisy chain configuration.
0
ASRock Z270 SuperCarrier: 2

24. audio connectors

More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.
6
EVGA Classified SR-2: 10

25. DVI outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.
1
Asus TUF Z370 Plus Gaming: 1

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