BIOSTAR is promoting the gaming motherboard, the Gaming Z97X along with the VGA cards that are powered by nVidia’s GeForce GTX750Ti chipset as a compelling gaming hardware combo set. The motherboard comes with the new Gaming Commander Box accessory as well as cutting-edge features like USB 3.1 on-board and innovative durability enhancements. This gaming family of hardware from BIOSTAR gives you a gaming combination comprised of the best motherboard and value priced GPU for a superlative gaming experience.
BIOSTAR’s GeForce GTX750Ti series of cards brings the visual horsepower needed for high-end gaming. With 2GB GDDR5, on a full size PCB with a unique dual fan cooling design, this card in combination with the Gaming Z97X motherboard is all you need. It has Dual DVI/miniHDMI output support and supports NVIDIA PuroVideo HD Technology as well as DirectX 11. It also supports NVIDIA PhyX and CUDA Technology. You will need a motherboard that has a PCI Express 3.0 x 16 bus interfaces to stick this card in. For that BIOSTAR has the Gaming Z97X.
The basis for this super combo is of course, the motherboard. BIOSTAR’s Gaming Z97X mainboard ushers in the first complete gaming motherboard designed by BIOSTAR. This is something new from BIOSTAR, because it’s not just a regular gaming motherboard that satisfies a typical gamers’ needs by just merely offering top of the line hardware, rather it is designed from the ground up to be cool looking and high performing. Let’s talk about what makes the BIOSTAR Gaming Z97X so special.
The Gaming Z97X comes with key features such as USB 3.1, three PCI Express 3.0×16 slots, PCIe M.2 support, Dual GbE LAN and BIOSTAR exclusive Hi-Fi 3D Audio technology. Two on-board HDMI supports 4K / 2K HD resolutions. There is also the introduction of the SATA Express Connector which supports both SATA and PCIe storage solutions giving maximum data transfer speed of up to 10Gb/s.
This board also heralds the launch of the BIOSTAR external Gaming Commander box. It fits in a standard 5.5″ (CD-ROM) area; it is also comprised of software with voice control utility exclusively designed by BIOSTAR.
The Gaming Z97X is the first motherboard that comes with an onboard USB 3.1 connector, a new standard known as SuperSpeed +. The new standard doubles data transfer rate from 5Gbps to 10Gbps, and it’s backward compatible with current USB3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.
Most of the features we’ve just talked about are related to system performance, how about. The Gaming Z97X adopts BIOSTAR’s exclusive Hi-Fi 3D technology and an additional amplifier, it enables high definition multidimensional sound to reach extreme high quality sound. With the Gaming Commander BOX, you can freely use either the sound chips from the motherboard or the BOX in different scenarios to get the maximum sound performance.
One thing no gamer can stand is a sudden internet disconnection; therefore, BIOSTAR prepared two LAN connectors, with the most popular Killer LAN and Intel LAN chips. With Dual LAN technology, the primary advantage is doubling bandwidth from 1G to 2G, and two high-speed gigabit networks can provide super high data transmission efficiency. Another major advantage is “Load Balancing”, it allows a gamer to attach both network adapters into one single network. It will therefore support the aggregation “teaming” function by merging two connections to support multiple aggregation modes. In addition, Ethernet lightning protection circuits reduce the probability of damage from lightning or other power surge, so if one connection is disabled the other will automatically kick in.
We’ve covered its hardware specs, high quality sound and high speed LAN, what about product stability? BIOSTAR has it all covered. Around the CPU area, there is a 12 phase power design to prevent the CPU from overheating; BIOSTAR’s exclusive super-durable ferrite chokes and solid capacitors also enhance energy efficiency and extend the motherboard’s lifespan. An Anti-Surge and ESD protection provide the best protection to reduce the shocks caused by ESD as well as other damages arising from overvoltage transients thus enhancing system stability and durability.
Super durable box headers provide solid, secure and durable connections between the motherboard and peripheral cables. When running such high-end machinery sometimes such tight tolerances call for some expert debugging of overclocked or highly stressed systems. For that, there will be Super Rapid Debug 3 which gives out critical POST code information on a vivid digital LED display. This greatly helps trouble-shooting of a system.
And of course, it all looks cool and sharp with the silk black “Armor design”; there are a lot more great features such as LN2 switch, T-Overclocking utility and XMP button for easy CPU and memory overclocking, and dual HDMI ports support true 4k/2k HD video.
In short, to achieve a usable gaming rig, you really need to focus on two key pieces of hardware, the motherboard, as the basis of the system, and VGA card which powers the graphics. For both of these key items BIOSTAR has gamers covered with the Gaming Z97X motherboard and nVidia GTX750Ti series cards.
For more on the Gaming Z97X go to: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=784
For more on the GTX 750Ti Graphic Card, go to: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/vga/introduction.php?S_ID=202