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Biostar Z170Z5 motherboard supports DDR3 and DDR4, launching soon

Biostar's new combination motherboard about to hit shelves, priced at $129

By Sean Ridgeley on Oct 29, 2015 03:55 pm CDT - 0 mins, 35 secs reading time

Biostar is about to launch its Z170Z5 motherboard.

As you can tell from the name, it's based on the Intel Z170 chipset. What you can't tell from the name is it supports both DDR3 and DDR4 (2-DIMM DDR3L-1866(OC)/1600/1333 for 16GB maximum capacity and 2-DIMM DDR4-2133/1866 for 32GB maximum capacity), so if you want the benefits of Z170 without giving up your DDR3 for some reason, this could be the board for you.

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Other selling points include allegedly quicker charging of smartphones and tablets, "Super Durable Solid Caps" for a doubled lifespan, and built in overcurrent protection, among others.

The board will launch "soon" at an MSRP of $129.90.

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