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BIOSTAR TZ77XE4 (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review

By: Shawn Baker | Socket LGA 1155 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 19, 2012 5:46 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: BIOSTAR

Power Consumption




Looking at power numbers they line up at stock with the other Z77 offerings. If anything the BIOSTAR sits a little lower, which is nice. Overclocked, though, we of course see the numbers increase in both idle and load, but there not at a level we'd be worried about.



Core Temperature




At stock our numbers aren't bad with the idle number looking really good and the load sitting between the other Z77 offerings.


Overclocked, though, we see the load number skyrocket to a massive 99c. When we were testing at 4.8GHz, we saw our CPU hit over 105c and that was causing the CPU to slow down. Unfortunately these 90c+ numbers aren't all that uncommon on latest Z77 platform with the current crop of Ivy Bridge processors.

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