Biostar Gaming Z170X Motherboard Review: Page 2 of 7

Posted by Heath Coop on Friday, August 28, 2015 - 8:00am

Packaging and Specifications

Packaging

Biostar Gaming Z170X

The Biostar Gaming Z170X comes in a stylish black and silver box. The futuristic design teases what is inside.

Biostar Gaming Z170X

The rear of the box features several detailed pictures showcasing the motherboard's features. Some of the motherboard's basic specifications are included as well.

Biostar Gaming Z170X

Upon opening the box, we are greeted with all the accessories. The motherboard lies below.

Biostar Gaming Z170X

Under the divider we get a much better view of the Gaming Z170X nestled in its foam tray.

Specifications

 

CHIPSET Intel Z170
GAMING COMMANDER External GAMING Commander Box / Audio Control Software Utility
CPU SUPPORT Intel® Core™ i7 LGA 1151 Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 LGA 1151 Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 LGA 1151 Processor
Intel® Pentium® LGA 1151 Processor
Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 95Watt
MEMORY Support Dual Channel DDR4 3200(OC)/ 2133/ 1866 MHz
4 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 64GB Memory
EXPANSION SLOT 3 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot (x16 or x8, x8 or x8, x4, x4)
3 x PCI-E x1 3.0 Slot
1 x PCI-E M.2 Key A Slot(support Wi-Fi or WiGig)
STORAGE 3 x SATA Express 16Gb/s Connector
Support SATA RAID: 0,1,5,10
Support PCI-E Storage RAID: 0,1,5
2 x M.2 Key M 32Gb/s Connector
USB 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Port
6 x USB 3.0 Port
1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Header
LAN Intel I219V - Gigabit Ethernet PHY
Killer E2201 - 10/100/1000 Controller
※Dual GbE
MULTI GRAPHICS AMD 3way CrossFireX
INTEGRATED VIDEO By CPU model
Supports DX12
Supports HDCP
CODEC Realtek ALC898 8 Channel Blu-ray Audio
Support Blu-ray Audio
Support HD Audio
Support Biostar Hi-Fi 3D
REAR I/O 1 x PS/2
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Port
6 x USB 3.0 Port
2 x HDMI Connector, resolution up to 4096 x 2160 @60Hz, compliant with HDMI 2.0
1 x DisplayPort Connector, resolution up to 4096 x 2304 @60Hz
1 x DVI-D Connector, resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
2 x RJ-45 Port
5 x Audio Connector
1 x S/PDIF Out Port
INTERNAL I/O 1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Header
3 x SATA Express 16Gb/s Connector
2 x M.2 Key M 32Gb/s Connector
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x S/PDIF-Out Header
2 x CPU Fan Header
3 x System Fan Header
1 x GAMING_Panel Header
1 x LN2 Switch
H/W MONITORING CPU / System Temperature Monitoring
CPU / System Fan Monitoring
Smart / Manual CPU / System Fan Control
System Voltage Monitoring
OVERVOLTAGE CPU Vcore/ Vring/ VSA/ VCC_IO/ VGT/ VCC_PLL_OC/ DDR/ DDR DIMMA CA Verf/ DDR DIMMB CA Verf/ DDR VPP/ PCH 1.0V
DIMENSION ATX Form Factor Dimension: 30.5cm x 24.4cm ( W x L )
OS SUPPORT Support Windows 7 / 8.1(x64) / 10(x64)
BUNDLE SOFTWARE BullGuard
Smart Ear 3D
BIO-Remote2
Smart Speed LAN
Intel Rapid Storage Technology(include Intel Smart Response Technology)
ACCESSORIES 4 x SATA Cable
1 x I/O Shield
1 x 4GB USB Flash Drive
1 x User Manual
FEATURES Supports PURO Hi-Fi 3D
Touch OC
Supports 100% Solid capacitor
Supports Rapid Debug3
Supports Charger Booster II
Supports BIOS Online Update

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