Summary: For Rs 13,390, the Biostar TZ77XE is good value for money. If you have the budget to upgrade your existing motherboard or buy a motherboard to build a new PC, we suggest you consider this board instead of going in for an older generation Z68 chipset based model. Also, note that this is not a high-end motherboard, but it’s great for building a mid-range gaming PC.
Summary: I really like the matte black look of the PCB and all the black slots and ports, but I would have liked to see the black scheme taken further with completely black heatsinks. The orange on the heatsinks and the orangish SATA cables go fine together, but I would have been a bigger fan of an all black color scheme.
Conclusion: Motherboards can relatively straightforward and a joy to work with, or the biggest level of frustration and anguish a system builder or tester can experience. The Biostar TZ77XE4 invokes quantum mechanics in its actions - being either a delight or a terror depending on what you want to do with it. In terms of performance, for variable threaded loads the Biostar TZ77XE4 is to be found with its trousers around its ankles.
Excerpt: Biostar has recently been pushing its way into the enthusiasts offerings, and with the new TPower TZ77XE4, they have introduced a board designed for overclocking. Knowing the TPower line’s capabilities and excellent value we should be in for one hell of a show.
Pros: Low price, SLI/CF Capable, Nice Audio solution, Good look, Triple slot spacing for GPU slots, Overclocks well, It just works, Solid VRM design
Cons: BIOS is not very good, Board needs some fine tuning, Not many features, Performance is slightly behind the pack
Summary: The Biostar TZ77XE4 really surprised me with its overall aesthetic design, as well as the chosen onboard components, which really do not cut any corners, either in cost, or functionality. There is a limited number of USB 3.0 ports, but this is one of the things that helps keep final board cost down, and with two each on the front panel and the rear panel, there should be more than enough for most users.
Pros: Relatively affordable pricing, as we can always expect from Biostar, Support for up to three VGAs in CrossfireX or SLI, Simple, yet very much "up to date" aesthetic design, Onboard display outputs for all current common connection types (HDMI, DiplayPort, DVI, and VGA), Highend Realtek ACL898 Audio CODEC, New highly efficient VR12-complaint Intersil VRM design
Cons: Limited USB 3.0 ports (only four), No Digital Audio output, Accessories package is rather small
Excerpt: I can't remember the last time I tested a BIOSTAR product, so much so I'm not sure I've ever tested one. Saying that, over nine years in the game, I have trouble believing that I've never had my hands on a BIOSTAR product. Really, though, that doesn't matter as we get our hands on one of the most recently released BIOSTAR products.
Conclusion: This board was a perfect chance for Biostar to move into markets that they’d never been able to reach before, such as the UK, US and other mainstream Western countries. Biostar had a good set of launch products for Z77 which seemed to offer some unique aspects that other manufacturers may have missed on, and this mainly comes down to the styling and design.
Conclusion: The Biostar TZ77XE4 is a nice motherboard, I like it. The board layout is pretty good, though a CPU cooler wider than a TRUE could be a real issue. The MOSFET heatsinks look great and work quite well, this is a refreshing change from some boards that have heatsinks designed for looks rather than functionality. A heatsink should get rid of heat, if it looks cool while it does it that is a plus, but looking cool and not getting rid of heat is an issue!
Excerpt: 37 Flares 37 Flares × The Biostar brand doesn’t have a massive presence in the UK, at least not in the enthusiast segment of the market. We consider Asus, ASRock and Gigabyte to be the top three enthusiast brands on the market at the moment but this is something Biostar are looking to change with the release of their new range of motherboards.