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BIOSTAR at Computex 2018

SFF Network’s COMPUTEX 2018 coverage is sponsored by SilverStone, who’s celebrating 15 years of innovation in SFF and beyond. Click here to check out their website and to learn more about their latest products. BIOSTAR, rather the underdog in the Western PC components market, didn’t have much of interest to us SFF’rs this year, so we just shot through the booth, grabbing a couple of quick snaps. Here goes! BIOSTAR’s Racing NUC-a-like was on display. This little box features about the same processor, RAM and storage as my $200 laptop. Eep! All joking aside, this little racer has some OK …
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AMD’s AM4 on the M-ITX Platform – Round-up and VRM Temperature Investigation

So, over the past month, we have covered 4 of the 5 M-ITX AM4 offerings, with only BIOSTAR’s B350 variant un-tested. However, due to the fact that the X370 and B350 variants share the same PCB and expansion offerings, we decided that we had sufficient information to create a roundup review to make it easy to pick a board for your next build. The VRMs Firstly, let’s deal with the elephant in the room – VRM temperature issues. From early on, users have reported overly hot VRM heatsinks and temperatures, raising concerns as to the longevity of their boards under …
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BIOSTAR Racing X370GTN – Zoom Zoom?

BIOSTAR – one of the older names in the PC industry – has recently been making inroads in the mainstream market, after being shunned to the outskirts for years. Back in the day, BIOSTAR was the mainstream motherboard market, alongside all the other big players. Within my group of high school friends, a few swore by BIOSTAR boards for overclocking – high praise indeed, considering we were pushing our systems to the limit. Around the time that DFI, BFG and the like faded into obscurity, BIOSTAR almost suffered the same fate – with their products all but disappearing from western …
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BIOSTAR Again Teases X370GTN and B350GTN Motherboards

By guest contributor Nolan Haynes, “Soul_Est” Nearly a month and half after unveiling the X370GTN, BIOSTAR has now teased the release of not only the X370GTN, but the B350GTN as well via an update to their Facebook page in the form of a cover photo post. This did not go unnoticed by user cadiguno who shared with us a screenshot of the post. X370GTN This board’s specifications have not changed much from when last we covered. What has been confirmed have been the memory support, support for 5050 LED strips, and some included software. The memory support has been expanded …
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BIOSTAR Launches M200 M.2 SSD

PRESS RELEASE: A press release, when marked as such, is posted direct from the manufacturer and is unedited. Thus, they may not reflect the view of SmallFormFactor.net or its authors. SmallFormFactor.net is in no way responsible for any part of this promotion, but we thought our readers might be interested! [mks_separator style=”solid” height=”2″] March 17th, 2017, Taipei,Taiwan – BIOSTAR is thrilled to announce its latest addition to its great line-up of products with its newest offering from its storage family of products with the new BIOSTAR M200 Series solid-state drives. Designed for high-performance, low-profile applications, the BIOSTAR M200 Series SSD is …
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Biostar unveils the Racing X370-GTN ITX motherboard

Based on AMD’s new AM4 platform, Biostar has officially unveiled the Racing X370-GTN ITX motherboard. This marks the first showing of an ITX board for the new AM4 chipset and we’re thrilled to see it support the x370 chipset over the inferior x300 ITX chipset. The specifications were originally shared with us by community member MarcParis in the INCOMING AM4 MINI ITX!! thread, but today user cadiguno has shared with us official screenshots of the motherboard from TechPowerUP. This board uses a 24-pin ATX +4 pin CPU power connector and a 7-Phase VRM to provide stable power to the processor. To be expected, the board only has 2x DDR4 DIMM …
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Mini-ITX AM4 board from Biostar unveiled!

Thanks to the tip from our forum member MarcParis, we finally have the specs of the first known mITX board featuring the AM4 socket. As many of you know, this is the socket type that supports the AMD Ryzen CPU line, expected to be fully revealed at the end of February and possibly commercially available not long after. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] But to avoid confusion (you’ll see in a minute), let’s start with their also-revealed microATX board. MicroATX BioStar X370-GT3 It features the top-end AM4 300-series chipset type, the X370, which features USB 3.1 10Gb/s, overclocking, and CrossFire/SLI. The leaked …
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BIOSTAR 200 Series.. Where are they all?

Continuing the alphabeticalness (yes, that’s a word) of the 200-Series board parade, now we have BIOSTAR. Well, we thought we did, but we can only find two boards for this generation on their site! [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] Z270GT4 Ver 5.X U.2 makes a return on the BIOSTAR RACING Z270GT4 Ver 5.x (seriously, this chipset just launched, why are we at version 5 already?!), combined with 1x M.2, USB3.0, RGB LEDs and control, as well as 6 SATA 3. No SLI here, just CrossFireX for those multi-GPU fans. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] B250GT3 Ver 6.x Bye-bye U.2.. again, and welcome the replacement …
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BIOSTAR Announces the Racing P1 Mini PC

Press Release – This post is verbatim from the company’s press release and has not been modified in any way. The viewpoints expressed below are entirely the view of Biostar, and not Small Form Factor Network. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] BIOSTAR is pleased to share the perfect life companion if you’re looking for computing solution that goes with you wherever you go or you just need to maximize space. The BIOSTAR RACING P1 Mini-PC is unlike any laptop you’ve used before. Laptops tend to be heavy and have a consistent size and volume to them, offers no customization and most of …
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BIOSTAR Announces the RACING B150GTN Mini-ITX Motherboard

BIOSTAR announced yesterday their new RACING B150GTN Mini-ITX motherboard. As far as I can tell, it’s a variant of the H170GTN board that was shown at Computex earlier this year. The only differences I see at a glance is of course the Intel B150 chipset instead of H170, there is no slot for a wireless card on the B150GTN, and a more sensible U.2 port. Full specs are available at the product page here. I’m really glad to see this board has a much more practical U.2 port orientation compared to the H170GTN. The B150GTN has it sticking up, which will make for …
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Computex 2016 Motherboard Roundup

This year at Computex had quite the sparse number of announcements for Mini-ITX and microATX motherboards. Most of what was on display were variations of existing products, so this roundup will be regrettably brief. ASRock Announced back in March, ASRock brought 2 SFF boards from the Hyper-series to show off this year.  Their Hyper-series motherboards contain a third-party clock generator to enable BCLK overclocking on non-Z170 chipsets. Tom’s Hardware has a little more information on specifications and a great overview of the entire Hyper-series of boards. The B150M Pro4/Hyper and the H110M-DS/Hyper are both scheduled for release in July 2016 around the …
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BIOSTAR Introduces the Hi-Fi B150S5

BIOSTAR has introduced its latest Hi-Fi series motherboard intended for gaming and multimedia system builders. With support for the latest 6th-gen Intel Core processors and support for PCI-e 3.0 devices, BIOSTAR claims their Hi-Fi series can give with a full-immersive audio and visual experience powered by the latest processors and DDR4 memory up to a maximum of 32GB. The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi B150S5 also features options for utilizing high-speed storage via an onboard M.2 slot. From Biostar; The Hi-Fi Zone Design BIOSTAR’s innovation on its Hi-Fi design takes audio to another level with exclusive hardware and software design including ground-isolation circuit design …