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Biostar lists five Racing Series AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards

by Mark Tyson on 20 February 2017, 12:01

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), Biostar

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Just ahead of the weekend Biostar published product pages, including images, overviews, and full specifications, for five Racing Series AM4 motherboards. The series ranges from the flagship ATX Racing X370GT7 AM4 board and two others which use the AMD X370 chipset, to the Micro-ATX Racing B350GT3, one of two B350 chipset motherboards.

You can pick through the entire range of Biostar AMD boards via these direct product page links to the site: Racing X370GT7, X370GT5, X370GT3, B350GT5, and B350GT3. Conveniently, Tom's Hardware has tabulated the new Biostar offerings, so I've reproduced that for you below:

Biostar AM4 Racing Series Motherboards

Model Racing X370GT7 Racing X370GT5 Racing X370GT3 Racing B350GT5 Racing B350GT3
Chipset AMD X370 AMD X370 AMD X370 AMD B350 AMD B350
Form Factor ATX ATX Micro-ATX ATX Micro-ATX
RAM Support Dual-Channel DDR4 Up To 2,667MHz Dual-Channel DDR4 Up To 2,667MHz Dual-Channel DDR4 Up To 2,667MHz Dual-Channel DDR4 Up To 2,667MHz Dual-Channel DDR4 Up To 2,667MHz
Audio Realtek ALC1220 Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC887 Realtek ALC892 Realtek ALC887
Storage 6 x SATA-III
1 x M.2 Key M
6 x SATA-III
1 x M.2 Key M
6 x SATA-III
1 x M.2 Key M
4 x SATA-III
1 x M.2 Key M
4 x SATA-III
1 x M.2 Key M
Networking Realtek RTL8118AS Dragon LAN Realtek RTL8118AS Dragon LAN Realtek RTL8118AS Dragon LAN Realtek RTL8118AS Dragon LAN Realtek RTL8118AS Dragon LAN
USB Ports USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
USB 3.1 Gen 2
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
USB 3.1 Gen 2
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
USB 3.1 Gen 2
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
USB Headers 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
Video Support HDMI 2.0
DVI-D
DisplayPort
HDMI
DVI-D
HDMI
DVI-D
HDMI
DVI-D
HDMI
DVI-D

An obvious highlight of the range is the Racing X370GT7 which boasts; twin BIOSes for overclocking, dual heatsinks over board components connected by a heatpipe, and superior 'Double Hi-Fi' audio powered by the Realtek ALC1220 audio codec.

Across the range Biostar has implemented USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, fast charging of smart devices, M.2 Key M slots with heatsinks, Digital Power+ for overclocking, and Realtek RTL8118AS networking with DragonLAN/FLY.NET software. For clean and clear audio all the boards feature EMI shielding and use quality audio capacitors. RGB LED lighting isn't forgotten either with two 5050 LED headers on each Racing motherboard - compatible with Biostar Vivid LED DJ technology for customisation and synchronisation.

Pricing and availability are yet to be divulged but HEXUS usually gets timely press releases from Biostar concerning its new products, so it looks like the linked product pages are a little premature.



HEXUS Forums :: 11 Comments

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Woah woah woah woah woah.

That X370GT3 - that's an mATX board using the top end chipset, right?

high end mATX mobos straight out the door? Good work Biostar :)
“Racing”

Really?
shaithis
“Racing”

Really?

If the Asrock Taichi and MSI Carbon series live up to spec expectations and reliability / build quality, and everyone who “just wants a board” pick Asus/ Gigabyte boards without looking, then this theme doesn't fill me with hope for Biostar. If they are the only ones (unlikely?) with mATX X370 that will help, though.
Thats the first MATX X370 board I have seen, ill keep my eye on that :)
down to price really looking at the asus crosshair vi and that asrock taichi nice white little number ..