BIOSTAR will be showcasing during the Computex high-tech event the upcoming Intel 100 series chipset motherboards, gaming oriented motherboards and VGA cards as well as mini PCs designed for Karaoke and IPC Embedded solutions. On display will be the Intel Z170, H170, B150 chipset based motherboards that support 6th Gen Intel Core Processor family (codenamed Skylake). Also, this year BIOSTAR will be partnering with Thermaltake who will be sponsoring some of the gaming peripherals like cases, power supplies, CPU fans, keyboards and mice.
The BIOSTAR booth will be showcasing the Gaming Z97X motherboard along with the GTX 960 graphics card. The Gaming Z97X features dual LAN (Killer & Intel) for high performance LAN connections, onboard high-speed interfaces such as USB3.1, PCIe M.2 and SATA Express, and in-house Hi-Fi technology.
The Gaming Z97X is the first complete gaming motherboard designed by BIOSTAR and is designed to be cool looking and high performing. It comes with BIOSTAR’s Super Hi-Fi Audio technology and support for DisplayPort. Two on-board HDMI supports 4K and 2K resolutions.
This board also heralds the launch of the BIOSTAR external Gaming Commander box. It fits in a standard 5.5" (CD-ROM) area; it is also comprised of software with voice control center designed by BIOSTAR. The external box features an independent USB DAC, dedicated MIC_IN and Line-out jacks, buttons for volume adjustments, a diagnose LED for CPU/ DDR/ VGA temperature indicators, and XLouder button for quick MIC boost. The Gaming Commander software is a user friendly interface with equalizer functions which allows users to make their own voice effects while enjoying games.
With the Gaming Z97X BIOSTAR has prepared two LAN connectors, with the most popular Killer LAN and Intel LAN chips. With Dual GbE LAN, the primary advantage is doubling bandwidth from 1G to 2G, and with two high-speed gigabit networks plus zero packet delay that provides high data transmission efficiency. Another advantage is "Load Balancing", it allows a gamer to attach both network adapters to a single network. It will therefore support the aggregation "teaming" function by merging the two connections to support multiple aggregation modes. In addition, two Gigabit Ethernet lightning protection circuits reduce the probability of damage from lightning or other power surge, so if one connection is disabled the other connection will automatically kick in. The Gaming Z97X looks sharp with the armor design and there are a lot more features like the LN2 switch, T-Overclocking software & an onboard XMP button for easy CPU and memory overclocking.
The MSRP for the Gaming Z97X is US$189
Computex will run from June 2nd to the 6th this year in Taipei, Taiwan.