With the advanced radiator of CORSAIR Hydro Series H100, authenticate CPU-Z of5.1GHz / DDR3 2666 with voltage increased.
It can be seen currently that the Ivy Bridge with 4C8T running at full speed will get higher CPU temperature than before.
If using the top-level air cooler or water cooler together with the 3770K of good property, it is personally estimated that the frequency that can pass all software test is around 4.8~4.9GHz.
However, 3770K doesnít have the limitation of 50 times for frequency multiplication like before, and the CPU can reach high frequency when it is not at full speed.
For the extreme-overclocking users, it is easier for 3770K to reach high frequency than 2700K.
For this part, it has both advantages and weaknesses. For most platforms, the maximum stable frequency reached by common radiation environment is very important.
BIOSTAR TSERIES TZ77XE4
1. The price is a little higher than the basic-level Z77, but the specification and material is similar to the middle-level Z77.
2. Japanese solid capacitor, built-in POWER/RESET buttons and simple debug LED.
3. Use UEFI interface with fast startup speed, rich options and large range of voltage, as well as excellent overclocking ability.
4. Provide two conventional PCIs, which is quite useful to the users with the related demands.
5. Built-in GPU has four types of export interfaces, MB power supply has 13 phases in total.
1. BIOSTAR has no distribution channel in Taiwan currently.
2. It is suggested using the advanced network card of Atheros or Intel.
Performance ratio ★★★★★★★★★☆ 86/100
Material ratio ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 82/100
Specification ratio ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 82/100
Appearance ratio ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 77/100
Cost/Performance ratio ★★★★★★★★★☆ 86/100
Ivy Bridgeís structure firstly adopts the 3D transistor technology, so the temperature performance is not as good as that of the last generation.
Moreover, the CPU, 3D performance of built-in GPU, maximum frequency of DDR3 and power consumption all show improved performance to some extent.
Support native USB 3.0.Virtu Universal MVP, Intel Smart Connect / Rapid Start and other new technology specification.
The price of Z77 under many MS manufacturers is not much higher than the base price of the last-generation Z68, lending a more competitive price.
BIOSTAR TSERIES TZ77XE4 is sold at US$150(NT$4380) in U.S. market.
It is just US$ 10~20 higher than the basic-level Z177 of the common ATX size.
TZ77XE4, with its material, design and overclocking performance, gains quite good C/T performance.
TZ77XE3 is sold at US$120 in U.S. market. In spite of the price of the basic-level Z77, its material and specification are the middle-level Z77.
Besides pursuing overclocking performance, BIOSTAR often gets favorable balance in C/P value.
If there will be the more advanced Z77 version that enhances the network card or audio card, it should be the better Z77 option for the users
Windwithme will share the performance of Intel Core i5-3450 or 3570K later.
The newest iPad hasnít been sold in Taiwan till now, so the author asked a friend in Singapore to buy one for me.
The author will share about the comparison between iPad 1 and iPad 3 in the future
This review is also in my blog WIND3C
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