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Biostar TZ77XE4 Motherboard Review

The TZ77XE4, it’s new, it’s shiny, it has bright orange heatsinks and lightning bolts on the box! Sounds like a good start to me.
The most obvious feature of this motherboard is the new Intel Z77 chipset and all it brings with it. Primarily that means full support for the Ivy Bridge Intel CPUs. Other highlights include full PCIe 3.0 support (though this does require an Ivy Bridge CPU), Lucid Virtu MVP and a pretty serious looking CPU power section. Read More

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Biostar TA890FXE Motherboard Review

Achieving superior performance from less expensive hardware was the main reason overclocking appealed to me severals years ago. In recent years, Biostar has really stepped up to the plate to fill the performance-on-a-budget roll, and I’ve personally owned several of their boards. The TA890FXE takes the high end AMD 890FX chipset and aims to get it in the hands of more budget conscious buyers. With any luck this motherboard will be able to play with the big boys, for instance the Asus Crosshair Formula IV we reviewed recently. Read More

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i5 Clarkdale on Biostar TH55XE

We’ve seen a lot of news about Intel’s 32nm CPU on the internet in the past six months…Now let us take a look at Intel’s LGA 1156 platform. This platform will launch new 32nm CPU products, including Core i5 6XX and Core i3 5XX series, named Clarkdale. Read More