BIOSTAR Launches Brand New Series of Gaming Hardware Starting With The Gaming Z97X Motherboard

Febru짯ary 9th, 2015, Tai짯pei, Tai짯wan BIOSTAR has laun짯ched the latest high-end gam짯ing board, the Gam짯ing Z97X, a board with the new Gam짯ing Com짯man짯der Box acces짯so짯ry as well as cut짯ting-edge fea짯tures like USB 3.1 on-board and inno짯va짯ti짯ve dura짯bi짯li짯ty enhancements.

The Gam짯ing Z97X ushers in a brand new series of gam짯ing hard짯ware from BIOSTAR, the first com짯ple짯te gam짯ing mother짯board desi짯gned by BIOSTAR. This is some짯thing new from BIOSTAR, becau짯se it셲 not just a regu짯lar gam짯ing mother짯board that satis짯fies a typi짯cal gamers needs by just mere짯ly offe짯ring top of the line hard짯ware, rather it is desi짯gned from the ground up to be cool loo짯king and high per짯forming. Let셲 talk about what makes the BIOSTAR 쏥am짯ing Z97X so special.

The Gam짯ing Z97X is an ATX form fac짯tor board that fea짯tures Intel socket 1150 sup짯port and is based on the Intel Z97 chip짯set, coming with key fea짯tures such as USB 3.1, three PCI Express 3.0x16 slots, PCIe M.2 sup짯port, Dual GbE LAN and BIOSTAR exclu짯si짯ve Super Hi-Fi Audio tech짯no짯lo짯gy and sup짯port for Dis짯play짯Po짯rt. Two on-board HDMI sup짯ports 4K and 2K reso짯lu짯ti짯ons. The짯re is also the intro짯duc짯tion of the SATA Express Con짯nec짯tor which sup짯ports both SATA and PCIe sto짯rage solu짯ti짯ons giving maxi짯mum data trans짯fer speed of up to 10Gb/s.

This board also heralds the launch of the BIOSTAR exter짯nal Gam짯ing Com짯man짯der box. It fits in a stan짯dard 5.5 (CD-ROM) area; it is also com짯pri짯sed of soft짯ware with voice con짯trol cen짯ter exclu짯si짯ve짯ly desi짯gned by BIOSTAR. The exter짯nal box fea짯tures an inde짯pen짯dent USB DAC, dedi짯ca짯ted MIC_IN and Line-out jacks, but짯tons for volu짯me adjus짯t짯ments, a dia짯gno짯se LED for CPU/ DDR/ VGA tem짯pe짯ra짯tu짯re indi짯ca짯tors, and exclu짯si짯ve XLou짯der but짯ton for quick MIC boost. The Gam짯ing Com짯man짯der soft짯ware is a user fri짯end짯ly inter짯face with equa짯li짯zer func짯tions which allows users to make their own voice effects while enjoy짯ing games.

As men짯tio짯ned befo짯re, it should be noted that the Gam짯ing Z97X is the first mother짯board that comes with an onboard USB 3.1 con짯nec짯tor, a new stan짯dard known as Super짯Speed +. The new stan짯dard dou짯bles data trans짯fer rate from 5Gbps to 10Gbps, and it셲 back짯ward com짯pa짯ti짯ble with exis짯ting USB3.0 con짯nec짯tors and all the USB 2.0 devices.

The On-board PCIe M.2 slot, available for hig짯her per짯for짯mance SSD; and SATA Express ports that sup짯ports both SATA and PCIe sto짯rage solu짯ti짯ons to maxi짯mum data trans짯fer speed up to 10Gb/s. Both fea짯tures can upgrade your sys짯tem per짯for짯mance in terms of data access and storage.

Most of the fea짯tures we셶e just tal짯ked about are rela짯ted to sys짯tem hard짯ware per짯for짯mance, now let셲 look at the audio per짯for짯mance. The Gam짯ing Z97X adopts BIOSTAR셲 exclu짯si짯ve Hi-Fi 3D tech짯no짯lo짯gy, it enables high defi짯ni짯ti짯on mul짯ti짯di짯men짯sio짯nal sound and gamers also get extre짯me짯ly high qua짯li짯ty sound with an addi짯tio짯nal ampli짯fier on-board. With the Gam짯ing Com짯man짯der BOX, you can free짯ly use eit짯her sound chips from mother짯board or the BOX in dif짯fe짯rent sce짯na짯ri짯os to get the maxi짯mum sound performance.

One thing no gamer can stand is a sud짯den inter짯net dis짯con짯nec짯tion, so BIOSTAR has pre짯pared two LAN con짯nec짯tors, with the most popu짯lar Kil짯ler LAN and Intel LAN chips. With Dual GbE LAN, the pri짯ma짯ry advan짯ta짯ge is doubling band짯width from 1G to 2G, and with two high-speed giga짯bit net짯works plus zero packet delay that pro짯vi짯des super high data trans짯mis짯si짯on effi짯ci짯en짯cy. Ano짯ther major advan짯ta짯ge is 쏬oad Balan짯cing, it allows a gamer to attach both net짯work adap짯ters to a sin짯gle net짯work. It will the짯r짯e짯fo짯re sup짯port the aggre짯ga짯ti짯on 쐔eam짯ing func짯tion by mer짯ging the two con짯nec짯tions to sup짯port mul짯ti짯ple aggre짯ga짯ti짯on modes. In addi짯ti짯on, two Giga짯bit Ether짯net light짯ning pro짯tec짯tion cir짯cuits redu짯ce the pro짯ba짯bi짯li짯ty of dama짯ge from light짯ning or other power sur짯ge, so if one con짯nec짯tion is dis짯ab짯led the other con짯nec짯tion will auto짯ma짯ti짯cal짯ly kick in.

We쇑춚e tal짯ked about high-end hard짯ware specs, the high qua짯li짯ty sound and the high speed LAN con짯nec짯tion, what about pro짯duct sta짯bi짯li짯ty? BIOSTAR has that cover짯ed. Around the CPU area, the짯re is a 12 pha짯se power design to pre짯vent the CPU from over짯hea짯ting; BIOSTAR셲 exclu짯si짯ve super-dura짯ble fer짯ri짯te cho짯kes and solid capa짯ci짯tors also enhan짯ce ener짯gy effi짯ci짯en짯cy and extend the motherboard셲 life짯span. An Anti-Sur짯ge and ESD design also pro짯vi짯des the best pro짯tec짯tion and redu짯ces the shocks cau짯sed by ESD as well as other dama짯ges ari짯sing from over짯vol짯ta짯ge tran짯si짯ents thus enhan짯cing sys짯tem sta짯bi짯li짯ty and durability.

The Gam짯ing Z97X will come with super dura짯ble box hea짯ders pro짯vi짯ding solid, secu짯re and dura짯ble con짯nec짯tions bet짯ween the mother짯board and peri짯phe짯ral cables. When run짯ning such high-end machi짯nery some짯ti짯mes such tight tole짯ran짯ces call for some expert debug짯ging of over짯clo짯cked or high짯ly stres짯sed sys짯tems. For that, the짯re will be Super Rapid Debug 3 which gives out cri짯ti짯cal POST code infor짯ma짯ti짯on on a vivid digi짯tal LED dis짯play. This great짯ly helps trou짯ble shoo짯ting of a system.

And of cour짯se, it all looks cool and sharp with the armor design; the짯re are a lot more gre짯at fea짯tures like the LN2 switch, T멟verclocking soft짯ware & an onboard XMP but짯ton for easy CPU and memo짯ry over짯clo짯cking, and dual HDMI ports that sup짯port true 4k/2k HD video. We hope you can expe짯ri짯ence it yourself.

For more on the Gam짯ing Z97X go to: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=784