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BIOSTAR's New Combo Motherboard Hi-Fi Supports DDR3 and DDR4 RAM

The Hi-Fi Z170Z5 motherboard supports 6th gen Intel socket 1151 Core processors and either DDR3 or DDR4 memory modules. By ChannelPro

BIOSTAR has introduced the Hi-Fi Z170Z5, an ATX motherboard based on Intel's Z170 chipset, a single-chip design that supports Intel 6th generation socket 1151 Intel Core processors. The motherboard includes:

  • DDR4 or DDR3 Combo Memory – Support of either DDR3 or DDR4 memory modules with 2-DIMM DDR3L-1866(OC)/1600/1333 for up to a 16G maximum capacity and 2-DIMM DDR4-2133/1866 for up to a 32G maximum capacity.
  • Audio+ – Hi-Fi Technology built inside, delivering Blu-Ray audio, Puro Hi-Fi features an integrated independent audio power design with a built-in amplifier.
  • Video+ – Supports DirectX 12 which introduces the next version of Direct3D, the graphics API at the heart of DirectX.
  • Speed+ – PCI-E 3.0 technology provides 2 times the bandwidth of PCI-E 2.0 and allows for up to 1GB/s of bandwidth per lane per direction.
  • SmartSpeedLAN – A free software application that monitors and manages the PC's network behavior.
  • Charger Booster II – Enables users to power up their smart phones and tablets.
  • BIOS Flasher and BIOS Online Update – For updating and restoration of the BIOS, as well as BIO-Remote2 for remote control of the system via Android and Apple devices.


Hi-Fi Z170Z5 Motherboard Specifications


Intel Z170

CPU Support

Intel Core i7 LGA 1151 Processor
Intel Core i5 LGA 1151 Processor
Intel Core i3 LGA 1151 Processor
Intel Pentium LGA 1151 Processor
Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power): 95Watt


Support Dual Channel DDR3L 1600/ 1333 MHz
Support Dual Channel DDR4 2133/ 1866 MHz
2 x DDR3 DIMM Memory Slot
2 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 16(DDR3L)/ 32(DDR4)GB Memory

Expansion Slot

2 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot (x16 + x4)
1 x PCI-E x1 3.0 Slot
3 x PCI Slot


4 x SATA3 Connector
1 x SATA Express 16Gb/s Connector
Support SATA RAID: 0,1,5,10


4 x USB 3.0 Port
1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Header


Intel I219V - Gigabit Ethernet PHY

Integrated Video

By CPU model
Supports DX12
Supports HDCP


Realtek ALC892 8-Channel Blu-ray Audio
Support Blu-ray Audio
Support HD Audio
Support Biostar Hi-Fi

Rear I/O

1 x PS/2 Keyboard
4 x USB 3.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x HDMI Connector, resolution up to 4096 x 2160 @24Hz, compliant with HDMI 1.4a
1 x DVI-D Connector, resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
1 x VGA Port, resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
1 x RJ-45 Port
3 x Audio Connector

Internal I/O

1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Header
4 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector
1 x SATA Express 16Gb/s Connector
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x S/PDIF-Out Header
1 x CPU Fan Header
2 x System Fan Header
1 x Serial Header

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