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
Summary: I found myself quite surprised with this BIOSTAR offering. So often when we've moved outside the realm of brands like ASUS, ASRock, MSI and GIGABYTE to name the big four, we run into problems. Most the time we see boards from other companies that run fine at stock, but as soon as we start to overclock them, we run into issues. Of course, there's even times when we try to run a board at stock and run into problems.
Excerpt: 8 Flares 8 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.