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Foxconn Z77A-S

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Foxconn Z77A-S review: specs and price

Foxconn Z77A-S
Foxconn Z77A-S
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Why is Foxconn Z77A-S better than the average?

  • Memory channels
    4vs2.26
  • PCIe 2.0 x16 slots
    2vs1.25
  • USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)
    6vs4.01
  • Height
    210mmvs230.33mm
  • Audio connectors
    6vs4.77
  • Audio channels
    8vs7.6
  • USB 2.0 ports
    4vs2.8
  • PCIe x1 slots
    2vs1.34

Top specs and features

General info

1.CPU sockets

1

The motherboard has more CPU sockets. Multiple CPUs are typically used in servers.

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4

2.height

210mm

Best

MSI B150I Gaming Pro

170mm

3.Has integrated graphics
Foxconn Z77A-S

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

For example

ASRock Fatal1ty X470 Gaming K4

4.width

304.8mm

Best

MSI B150I Gaming Pro

170mm

Memory

1.memory channels

4

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

Best

MSI 990FXA-GD80

8

2.maximum memory size

32GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

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Asus Z10PE-D16 WS

1024GB

3.overclocked RAM speed

2400MHz

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.

Best

ASRock X299 OC Formula

4600MHz

Connectors

1.fan headers

3

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.

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12

2.USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

2

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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Asus X79 Deluxe

8

3.USB 3.0 ports

2

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.

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Asus Z87-Pro

14

4.SATA 3 connectors

2

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.

Best

MSI 990FXA-GD80

12

5.has a HDMI output
Foxconn Z77A-S

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

6.RJ45 ports

1

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.

Best

Gigabyte GA-6LXSV

5

Expansion slots

1.PCIe 2.0 x16 slots

2

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.

Best

Asus P9X79-E WS

7

2.PCIe x1 slots

2

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 ‘x1’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.

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ASRock H61 Pro BTC

5

3.PCI slots

2

PCI slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. PCI has been superseded by PCI Express which offers faster data transfer rates, but many cards today still use PCI.

Best

Gigabyte GA-P85-D3

4

Audio

1.audio connectors

6

More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.

Best

EVGA Classified SR-2

10

2.audio channels

8

Each channel is a separate stream of audio information. More channels can provide a more realistic experience, such as providing surround sound.

Best

Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z5

10

Storage

1.Supports RAID 1
Foxconn Z77A-S

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.

2.Supports RAID 5
Foxconn Z77A-S

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.

3.Supports RAID 0
Foxconn Z77A-S

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.

4.Supports RAID 10 (1+0)
Foxconn Z77A-S

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.

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