Friday, April 9th 2010

BIOSTAR Unveils T-Power TA870 Series Motherboards Based on AMD 870 Chipset

BIOSTAR, a professional manufacturer of motherboards today reveals its new AMD 870X chipset motherboards; both models “TA870+” and “TA870” are from the T-Series family representing high quality components and excellent overclocking capability. “TA870+” supports existing and upcoming socket AM3 processors, including Phenom II X6 core processor. “TA870+” is ATX form factor, powered by a 5 phase PWM supporting 140W processors; 100% X.D.C. solid capacitor, with two PCI-Express 2.0 slots and five SATA 6 Gb/s ports; on-board 8 channel audio with Blu-Ray support.

BIOSTAR’s AMD 8xx series chipset family motherboards have adopted 3 unique features to differentiate with others; they are “GTO 6³”, “BIO-unlocKING” and “BIO-Remote”. “GTO 6³”, it allows 60%+ overclocking capability on CPU frequency; it also supports true SATA 6 Gb/s for fast data transfer rate; and fully compatible with AMD Phenom II X6 six-core processors.

“BIO-unlocKING”, it provides the ease of use and flexibility to unlock extra core(s) for achieving greater performance at lower cost. “BIO-Remote”, with on-board Consumer IR header and optional “remote controller” certified by Microsoft makes a perfect combination for your in-home entertainments.
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14 Comments on BIOSTAR Unveils T-Power TA870 Series Motherboards Based on AMD 870 Chipset

#1
eidairaman1
The Asrock looks to be better spaced for the first PCI E port, now the first PCI port its pointless on that board.
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#2
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Biostar is known for unlocking and ocing on a budget and it looks like they got another fine budget board on their hands. I do like their layout, but Asrock is a bit better on spacing, Ill give you that. Price wise, this should be nice, but Id love to see an 890FX and enthusiast version from them.
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#3
eidairaman1
Dont hear much about them as being used for Overclocking TBH, plus their ratings are horrible
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#4
WSP
enlighten me, but didn't biostar is the first board which breaks 700mhz with Tpower i45?
or that doesn't count as overclocking?

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=193007

I think biostar made a decent board which doesnt cost an arm and a lenght.

still doenst like the look of their mobo though
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MKmods
Case Mod Guru
by: eidairaman1
Dont hear much about them as being used for Overclocking TBH, plus their ratings are horrible
Especially the TForce stuff(all I used), I have been using their stuff for years and have been REALLY happy (but didnt like the old colors, new ones are nicer looking)

I dont like the closeness of the PCI X slots though..
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eidairaman1
by: WSP
enlighten me, but didn't biostar is the first board which breaks 700mhz with Tpower i45?
or that doesn't count as overclocking?

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=193007

I think biostar made a decent board which doesnt cost an arm and a lenght.

still doenst like the look of their mobo though
That is only 1 board. Beyond that ratings on Newegg etc are horrible for the parts. I also bet that board was an engineering sample and not a final release product.
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#7
TheGuruStud
The boards themselves are pretty solid. The problems lie in the BIOS. They're just really buggy with certain things. They're outlasting Asus in my book as far as lifespan. Asus has gone downhill bad (I won't use them for myself any longer and only at all if the price is good enough).

I use biostar in budget builds and don't have any issues relating to them as long as no OCing is involved. That is hit or miss depending on the bios.
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eidairaman1
by: TheGuruStud
The boards themselves are pretty solid. The problems lie in the BIOS. They're just really buggy with certain things. They're outlasting Asus in my book as far as lifespan. Asus has gone downhill bad (I won't use them for myself any longer and only at all if the price is good enough).

I use biostar in budget builds and don't have any issues relating to them as long as no OCing is involved. That is hit or miss depending on the bios.
Asus put a bad taste in my mouth during the P4 Era, I had several customers come to me with machines with Asus boards that were faulty. ECS boards were more reliable. My first Asus board I had was junk and it was my last as Switching the video card to a different board maker fixed the issue. I never trusted Asus.
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TheGuruStud
by: eidairaman1
Asus put a bad taste in my mouth during the P4 Era, I had several customers come to me with machines with Asus boards that were faulty. ECS boards were more reliable. My first Asus board I had was junk and it was my last as Switching the video card to a different board maker fixed the issue. I never trusted Asus.
Intel anywhere in the Pentium 4 era was your problem there :laugh:
As far as I remember the AMD Asus boards rocked back then.

AMD here since the Thoroughbreds :cool:
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#10
eidairaman1
Second Built machine P4 Northwood 2.4B, Asus P4S8X, ATI Radeon 9700 Pro AIW, SB PCI 512, 460 Watt PSU, 1 Gig DDR. Issue was Crashing during games and random restarts, It required a Beta Bios, Several Driver Fixes, Bios Tweak, WIndows Tweaks Just to get compatible. I moved to AMD a year later and the Board was a MSI K7N2 Delta-L- Worked right out of the box with the video card.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: eidairaman1
Dont hear much about them as being used for Overclocking TBH, plus their ratings are horrible
Biostar boards are champion overclockers. Records are set on them.
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#12
eidairaman1
ya only a few but You don't see anyone around here using them do you, I also bet those boards were cherry picked like the CPUs were. besides you
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: eidairaman1
ya only a few but You don't see anyone around here using them do you, I also bet those boards were cherry picked like the CPUs were.
Nah, retail TPower boards were used by freelance overclockers in record attempts. Biostar also sells value boards, but it doesn't advertise overclocking potential. When it does, the boards really work as advertised.
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MKmods
Case Mod Guru
by: eidairaman1
ya only a few but You don't see anyone around here using them do you, I also bet those boards were cherry picked like the CPUs were. besides you
Especially the TForce stuff(all I used), I have been using their stuff for years and have been REALLY happy (but didnt like the old colors, new ones are nicer looking)
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