BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z87X 3D motherboard Review

Motherboard layout

 

 

mainboard top

backplate

The back panel comprises of PS/2 keyboard, 6 USB ports, D-SUB, DVI-D, HDMI,  GbE and audio ports.

mainboard top left

On the top left corner of the motherboard, we can see the 3 full length PCIe 3.0 slots that supports CrossFireX.
2 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot (CFX x8)
1 x PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot (x4)
3 x PCI-E x1 2.0 Slot

On the edge of the board is the ALC898 audio codec with dedicated circuitry for the 7.1 CH audio.

 

mainboard bottom left

On the bottom left of the mainboard are 6 SATA 6Gbps ports supporting RAID 0,1,5,10. There is also a front USB 3.0 connector, debug led, Power On/off , reset switches and the front panel connectors.

 

mainboard bottom right

On the bottom right of the mainboard are 4 DIMM slots supporting up to DDR3-2800+ (OC).

mainboard top right

On the right hand corner of the board is the LGA1150 CPU socket with surrounding components including the VRM, DisplayPort chipset, GbE chipset etc.

BIOSTAR HI-FI Z87X 3D LGA1150

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