Motherboard layout



mainboard top


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.


By Harry

One thought on “BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z87X 3D motherboard Review”
  1. Biostar is I guess the most underrated motherboard vendors out there. Could have all the features a famous board has but at a very affordable price.

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