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EVGA Z87 Stinger
EVGA Z87 Stinger
Top 61%399 points
Top 61%
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EVGA Z87 Stinger review: 24 facts and highlights

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2133MHz
ASRock Z270 Taichi: 21233MHz

2. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
16GB
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 1024GB

3. 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.
2
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12

4. 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.
2
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 16

5. PCIe 3.0 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. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.
1
Gigabyte GA-7PESH3: 8

6. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
EVGA Z87 Stinger
75% have it

7. 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.
EVGA Z87 Stinger
79% have it

8. height

170.18mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm

9. 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.
EVGA Z87 Stinger
70% have it

10. memory channels

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

11. 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.
4
Asus Z87-Pro: 14

12. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
EVGA Z87 Stinger
10% have it

13. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
2
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10

14. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
3
ASRock Z97 OC Formula: 5

15. Supports ECC memory

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
EVGA Z87 Stinger
12% have it

16. 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.
EVGA Z87 Stinger
78% have it

17. audio channels

Each channel is a separate stream of audio information. More channels can provide a more realistic experience, such as providing surround sound.
3
Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z5: 10

18. audio connectors

More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.
5
EVGA Classified SR-2: 10

19. width

170.18mm
Asus Tinker Board: 86.4mm

20. Supports RAID 0

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 0 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance and capacity compared to a single drive. The drawback is that if one drive fails, you lose the data on all drives.
EVGA Z87 Stinger
79% have it

21. Supports RAID 0+1

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 0+1 stripes and mirrors the data across the drives. This 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.
EVGA Z87 Stinger
3% have it

22. CPU sockets

The motherboard has more CPU sockets. Multiple CPUs are typically used in servers.
1
Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5: 4

23. multi-GPU

The number of GPUs supported when using a multi-GPU configuration. Using more than one GPU in parallel can give increased performance.
1
ASRock X299 OC Formula: 4

24. SATA 2 connectors

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 2 has a native transfer rate of 3 Gbit/s.
4
Supermicro X9DAX-iF: 8

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