Tuesday, August 30th 2016

BIOSTAR Announces the TB150 PRO Motherboard Designed for Professional Mining

BIOSTAR proudly announces its latest product to join the BIOSTAR PRO series of motherboards, the BIOSTAR TB150 PRO designed to be the most stable and durable foundation for cryptocurrency mining. The new BIOSTAR PRO series focuses in these key aspects and adopting it to cryptocurrency mining reduces potential risk in downtime caused by maintenance issues stemming from unstable motherboards due to extended usage. The BIOSTAR TB150 PRO addresses these issues by utilizing BIOSTAR's PRO series advantage.

Crypto-currency mining like Bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrency require dedicating a system that can run for long periods of hours under stress which can easily deteriorate motherboard components. With BIOSTAR PRO series motherboard, this deterioration is slowed down and rate is slowed down allowing lesser maintenance cost which gives you the benefit of improved ROI. BIOSTAR achieves this by using its expertise in developing high-endurance and stable components for this application.
The BIOSTAR TB150 PRO supports the latest 6th-generation Intel Core processors and uses the B150 chipset supporting DDR4-2133 and DDR4-1866 memory modules of up to 32GB capacity. The board integrates core features from the BIOSTAR PRO series the Tough Power Enhanced power designed for improved stability and AudioArt capacitors that deliver an incredible listening experience versus same-class motherboards.

As a PRO series motherboard, the BIOSTAR TB150 PRO takes stability to the next level with numerous techonologies to reduce the risk of wear and tear on the motherboard especially in cryptocurrency mining and other high-stress workloads.

BIOSTAR PRO Tough Power Enhanced feature gives the BIOSTAR TB150 Pro superb stability, enduring high-current. In mining, this easily enhances the reliability of the motherboard in prolonged use with little maintenance. Reducing cost to maintain, helping to improve ROI.

For general usage, the Audio Art capacitors enhances the sound quality of the BIOSTAR TB150 PRO, making it a great multi-purpose machine for both work and entertainment.

MSRP: USD $79.99.
For more information, visit the product page.
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20 Comments on BIOSTAR Announces the TB150 PRO Motherboard Designed for Professional Mining

#1
R-T-B
At least this is a new product this time.

That said...

Someone must've forgot to inform them that miners no longer use PCIe (they are standalone) and you can make no money with this, giving it almost 0 market...

They either missed the bus with this one, or got on the short one for the long haul...
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#2
hojnikb
Made for mining and no gold color scheme ?

Thats a missed opportunity :)
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#3
Assimilator
"Designed for professional mining" with isolated audio circuitry?

This horse is dead, Biostar. Please stop beating it.
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#4
EarthDog
R-T-B said:
At least this is a new product this time.

That said...

Someone must've forgot to inform them that miners no longer use PCIe (they are standalone) and you can make no money with this, giving it almost 0 market...

They either missed the bus with this one, or got on the short one for the long haul...
This is their second generation mining board...

With the price increase as of late (currently at $576) it could be worth it again. Hell, it was worth it at $500 in 2014... I pulled in $300 month net profits with just a few cards (290/290x)...
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#5
Prima.Vera
Is this crypto currency mining still going on?? I thought it died a couple of years ago....
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#6
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Biostar is lost in their heads
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#7
Sempron Guy
R-T-B said:
At least this is a new product this time.

That said...

Someone must've forgot to inform them that miners no longer use PCIe (they are standalone) and you can make no money with this, giving it almost 0 market...

They either missed the bus with this one, or got on the short one for the long haul...
cryptomining = / = bitcoin mining
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#8
R-T-B
EarthDog said:
This is their second generation mining board...

With the price increase as of late (currently at $576) it could be worth it again. Hell, it was worth it at $500 in 2014... I pulled in $300 month net profits with just a few cards (290/290x)...
Sempron Guy said:
cryptomining = / = bitcoin mining
Uh, no. There's this thing called difficulty. It's not worth it with this board ever because you won't make even a small amount, you'd be lucky to break even with the altcoin market right now AFAIK. Someone can correct me, but I used to mine litecoin (not bitcoin, so biased I am not). GPU mining died with that as far as I am concerned. All other alts are pretty worthless.

Also, Bitcoin has half the reward now, and the price hasn't increased since then, it's dropped.

Prima.Vera said:
Is this crypto currency mining still going on?? I thought it died a couple of years ago....
It'll always be going on. Going on PC's, it is not.
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#9
verycharbroiled
only 5 pcie slots?

6 cards per system is pretty common for milk crate/custom frame builds.

bitcoin on gpus is long past but there are plenty of alt coins that use gpus.
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R-T-B
verycharbroiled said:
only 5 pcie slots?

6 cards per system is pretty common for milk crate/custom frame builds.

bitcoin on gpus is long past but there are plenty of alt coins that use gpus.
True, I'll grant you that. I just can't think of one that's worth the cost of electricity.
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verycharbroiled
R-T-B said:
True, I'll grant you that. I just can't think of one that's worth the cost of electricity.
yup, cheap electricity helps of course. also in the winter months the heat can offset your regular heating bill, so its kinda like subsidized mining.
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#12
R-T-B
verycharbroiled said:
yup, cheap electricity helps of course. also in the winter months the heat can offset your regular heating bill, so its kinda like subsidized mining.
I live in the Pacific Northwest and have a very very good idea of how much GPU mining costs. This is one of the cheapest electricity places in the world and it's still not possible to turn a profit. The heat was nice though in the winter. I shutdown end of 2015 and haven't looked back. If there WAS a profitable altcoin, I might look though. Ether looks interesting since coinbase endorsed it. Can it be GPU mined?
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#13
verycharbroiled
R-T-B said:
If there WAS a profitable altcoin, I might look though. Ether looks interesting since coinbase endorsed it. Can it be GPU mined?
yes. basically just like btc was back in the day. and eth is pretty much asic proof. but it may shift away from gpu mining to proof of stake at some point.

the amd 4x0 and nvidia 10x0 series both do well at decent efficiency. the amd 2x0 and 3x0 also hash well but use more power to do it.

lots of folks run 6 gpu systems so i wonder why this board only has 5 slots. its like a step backwards, the previous btc pro board had 6 pcie slots.
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R-T-B
verycharbroiled said:
yes. basically just like btc was back in the day. and eth is pretty much asic proof. but it may shift away from gpu mining to proof of stake at some point.

the amd 4x0 and nvidia 10x0 series both do well at decent efficiency. the amd 2x0 and 3x0 also hash well but use more power to do it.

lots of folks run 6 gpu systems so i wonder why this board only has 5 slots. its like a step backwards, the previous btc pro board had 6 pcie slots.
I'd do it if I didn't have to invest. Shame I sold all 6 of my 7970's... they still worked fine.
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#15
verycharbroiled
R-T-B said:
I'd do it if I didn't have to invest. Shame I sold all 6 of my 7970's... they still worked fine.
lot of folks still running 7970s.

but i agree, starting from scratch is risky unless you have a use for the cards when they cant turn a profit any more. i have a couple 390s and a 380 mining but they also are for gaming.
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#16
R-T-B
verycharbroiled said:
lot of folks still running 7970s.

but i agree, starting from scratch is risky unless you have a use for the cards when they cant turn a profit any more. i have a couple 390s and a 380 mining but they also are for gaming.
Yeah, Tahiti was a pretty great miner back when I used it. I suppose for the right role it still is.
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#17
Sempron Guy
R-T-B said:
Uh, no. There's this thing called difficulty. It's not worth it with this board ever because you won't make even a small amount, you'd be lucky to break even with the altcoin market right now AFAIK. Someone can correct me, but I used to mine litecoin (not bitcoin, so biased I am not). GPU mining died with that as far as I am concerned. All other alts are pretty worthless.

Also, Bitcoin has half the reward now, and the price hasn't increased since then, it's dropped.



It'll always be going on. Going on PC's, it is not.
Etherium and Monero are currently in the craze now, so it really varies on the price of the altcoin. I had several friends who's back now in mining altcoins particularly those that I've mentioned. The new AMD RX are giving out excellent hash/watt. I mined litecoins too few years ago. That among the dozens of altcoins I tried. I stopped basically cause of electricity cost. It sucks here in my country.
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#18
R-T-B
Sempron Guy said:
Etherium and Monero are currently in the craze now, so it really varies on the price of the altcoin. I had several friends who's back now in mining altcoins particularly those that I've mentioned. The new AMD RX are giving out excellent hash/watt. I mined litecoins too few years ago. That among the dozens of altcoins I tried. I stopped basically cause of electricity cost. It sucks here in my country.
Litecoin got bad at the end, so you didn't miss much. It's interesting to hear the craze came back on some other coins, but I'm not jumping on that boat by any means again. :P
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#19
Chloe Price
I thought also that fooling around with this Monopoly-money on GPU's is kinda yesterday's thing..
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#20
Basard
9700 Pro said:
I thought also that fooling around with this Monopoly-money on GPU's is kinda yesterday's thing..
It's useful if you don't have to pay for the electricity... But only barely... I know a guy who is into that stuff.
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