Monday, December 15th 2014

Biostar Announces A70MGP Socket FM2+ Motherboard

BIOSTAR has released the latest mainboard based on the exclusive A70M chipset from AMD, the "A70MGP". The A70M is a value line chipset that supports FM2+ APUs, USB 3.0 and SATA3 and the BIOSTAR boards based on that chipset offer a better value versus price performance ratio compared to boards based on the A68H or A58 chipsets.

Although AMD has just recently launched the A68H chipset, which supports FM2+ APUs, because these new (exclusive to BIOSTAR) A70M boards support USD 3.0 and SATA3, they offer an upgrade level that is higher than the current entry level A58 chipset boards.
Now BIOSTAR is exclusively offering A70M chipset motherboards that come with the same features as the A68H based boards but with lower pricing. The A70MGP is based on the AMD FM2+ socket design that will support AMD Multi-Core (x4, x2) socket FM2+/FM2 processors AMD A-series/ E2-series processors all in a micro ATX form factor.

Using the AMD A70M Chipset, the A70MGP gives you the options for small builds using the MicroATX form factor. It has 2 DIMM slots supporting up to 32Gb of DDR3 ram and uses the newest SATA 6Gb/s bus which is twice the speed of current SATA 3G connections with 4 SATA connectors along with USB 3.0. There is also support for AMD Dual Graphics Technology, as well as support for full HDMI 3D 1080p.

For more information, visit the product page.
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6 Comments on Biostar Announces A70MGP Socket FM2+ Motherboard

" A70M boards support USD 3.0 and SATA3"

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nice small board, but they remove some of plus points, too bad
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No HDMI, No DVI ggwp
That really blows what would have been an otherwise decent board.
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I think they just took the mobile chipset and try to present it as a superior to A68H chipset exclusive to them. Probably no one was interested in using it on a desktop board, and they call that exclusivity.
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it doesn't look like a better option compared to A68H. For example it offers 2 more SATA II posts but it says AHCI 1.2 when for A68H it says AHCI 1.3.
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This board seems to be marketed at the very low end spectrum but honestly having a VGA only is a bit low for my taste even if were talking base model mostly because of monitors in this day and age. Normally I would hope for a minimum of a DVI because then you can get a cheap 5 buck adaptor for VGA is needed or DVI-HDMI adaptor.
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