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Biostar Intros Cheap AMD 880G Based Micro-ATX Motherboard

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  1. btarunr

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    Biostar rolled out a new value micro-ATX socket AM3 motherboard based on the AMD 880G chipset, called the A880G+. The board uses the older SB710 southbridge chip. The board has a basic feature set that doesn't go over what the chipset provides. The CPU is powered by a 4-phase VRM, it is wired to just two DDR3 DIMM slots for dual-channel memory. The 880G northbridge embeds an ATI Radeon HD 4250 IGP, with display connectivity that includes DVI, D-Sub and HDMI.

    The southbridge gives out four SATA 3 Gb/s ports and an IDE connector. Expansion slots include a PCI-Express 2.0 x16, and two PCI. Other connectivity features include 6-channel HD audio and gigabit Ethernet. LPT and COM port headers are also available. Biostar-exclusive features include BIO-Unlocking (which unlocks disabled cores in some X2 and X3 processors), and Game Boost (that automates overclocking). The Biostar A880G+ is available in Europe for under €60.

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    Nothing here just Copper painted alu heatsinks and LPT port.
     
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    I have to admit i find "fake copper" heatsinks really annoying, apart from that it looks like an ok board that could be the base of a pretty cheap htpc
     
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    An LPT port? I haven't seen one of those in years, and in a mATX board. :wtf:
     
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    LPT Port :banghead:
    HTPC Board :D Unless put a HD5870 and a X4 965, X6 1055T for gaming :rockout:
     
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    It is an LPT header. There is no LPT connector on the rear of the board, in case you were wondering.
     
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    That kinda makes more sense.... although still unsure as to what use it is, saying that though i see little use in floppy or ide connectors for me anymore
     
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    You'll be surprised at the amount of equipment that still uses LPT or Serial ports. This is a cheap board with integrated graphics that can easily be used to replace older machines in office/cafe/etc applications where devices with such old connectivity still exist.
     
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    that's a very good point, i used to work at a dairy factory and all the connectors on the automated machines were serial ports. i admit i kinda forgot that a lot of companys are using hardware that most people on here would consider very out of date
     
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    Right guys this makes so much sense. Keeping old hardware and then buying new hardware that is supposed to work with old hardware but that new hardware only has drivers for new operating systems to which there are no drivers for the old hardware.
     
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    Can I get that in ITX please?
     

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