Friday, May 11th 2018

BIOSTAR Launches the TB250-BTC D+ Motherboard With 8-way GPU Support for Crypto Mining

BIOSTAR announces a pro-level crypto mining motherboard, BIOSTAR TB250-BTC D+ that appeals to anyone looking to maximize and/or scale their mining rigs. The BIOSTAR TB250-BTC D+ allows the Intel B250 chipset to reach its full potential as it allows true native 8-graphics card support, which removes the need for riser cards. The slim form factor gives larger mining operations the luxury of squeezing more systems into an existing space without the mess.

Riser Card-Free Design
Taking riser cards out of the equation allows you to reduce setup costs (a saving of US$7-$10 per riser card) and lowers the running costs with more reliable hardware and reduced power consumption and thus your electric bill. The Intel B250 chipset enables the TB250-BTC D+ to run up to eight native PCI-e X16 slots, which hits the sweet spot for graphics cards per motherboard cost-performance ratio. Aside from cost savings, it is more reliable and stable without the risk of burnouts and capability issues.
Space Saving and Easy-to-Maintain Design
The BIOSTAR TB250-BTC D+ motherboard is super slim and fits into a single layer mining chassis often found in larger mining operations. In addition to the riser card-free design, you can build a compact mining system with the full mining power. It can also be used with "external" power supplies (single 12V rail PSU), for easy access to the power supply for convenient maintenance.

Compatible with AMD and/or Nvidia GPU
You can use AMD Radeon and/or Nvidia GeForce graphics cards on the BIOSTAR TB250-BTC D+ motherboard. With graphics cards difficult to come by, miners have the flexibility of building the best cost-performance system at any given time.
Multiple Monitor and Peripheral Support
The motherboard supports multiple monitors and peripherals thanks to the HDMI port that supports KVM switches. Again BIOSTAR makes it easy for scalable mining setups by reducing time and cost of setting up multiple monitors and peripherals. The rear I/O ports includes: 4 x USB 2.0 Port, 1 x HDMI Connector and 1 x GbE LAN Port.
The BIOSTAR TB250-BTC D+ motherboard is designed for pro-level miners that plan to run scalable mining setups that requires reliability, efficiency and can maximize cost-performance.

Pricing & Availability
BIOSTAR TB250-BTC D+ is available at MSRP $149
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12 Comments on BIOSTAR Launches the TB250-BTC D+ Motherboard With 8-way GPU Support for Crypto Mining

#1
Chloe Price
Motherboard with support only to older generation CPUs for mining toy money, why they even bother manufacture these.. Like I've said before many times, collecting bottles is much more profitable. Also tree-huggers and other hippies like when you clean the environment, instead of wasting electricity for toy money.

Also when this toy money craziness is over, who would even buy something like this as an used product? It just goes to gather dust in a closet.
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#2
Tomgang
More mining hardware. Jess.

Im getting really tired of mining thing all day long.

Mining is a waste on many levels. Poweruse, hardware and more polution. Yeah i am not a supporter of crypto currency
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Chloe Price
Tomgang
More mining hardware. Jess.

Im getting really tired of mining thing all day long.

Mining is a waste on many levels. Poweruse, hardware and more polution. Yeah i am not a supporter of crypto currency
As you can guess, me neither. Also this mining-bs has skyrocketed the price of graphics cards (like everyone knows), or there isn't any you can even buy. Hell, even the prices of used graphics cards are insane. At least here in Finland, it would cost about 250-300eur to go from one GTX 980 to SLI. It's an almost 4 years old card..
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Tomgang
Chloe Price
As you can guess, me neither. Also this mining-bs has skyrocketed the price of graphics cards (like everyone knows), or there isn't any you can even buy. Hell, even the prices of used graphics cards are insane. At least here in Finland, it would cost about 250-300eur to go from one GTX 980 to SLI. It's an almost 4 years old card..
Yep graphics cards prices are as stupid as ever new or used dosent matter. Im glad i took the jump to replace my GPU´s last year and not wait to 2018. I replaced GTX 970 SLI to one GTX 1080 TI before the prices on 1080 TI climed to the levels they are at today. Some way above 1000 USD and lauch price for a FE card where 699 USD and custom cards a bit more. Today i cut not afford a GTX 1080 TI simply because of these stupid prices. If i had waited i would only have had a GTX 1070 TI or 1080 non ti today.
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Chloe Price
Motherboard with support only to older generation CPUs for mining toy money, why they even bother manufacture these.. Like I've said before many times, collecting bottles is much more profitable.
not really, no. Not when you consider labor. And that's precisely why they are manufactured.
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#6
Toothless
Tech, Games, and TPU!
I want one just because. Would be great for testing pci devices.
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#7
Tsukiyomi91
mining at the current state is just plain idiotic. With the current difficulty curve getting even steeper thanks to stupid people showing off their work with 10+ GPUs setup via social network, and how mad the GPU prices are despite there's a reduction, but still slightly higher than launch day MSRP. Heck, I even see miners selling off half-dead cards 2-3 times more than MSRP or discounted price with the tag "never used for mining". Yea... that's a freaking huge-ass giveaway that one has used it for such task, with possible evidence of flashing the card with custom BIOS.
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#8
LPide
GPUs are starting to drop in prices as Bitcoin prices start to plateau.

BTW, anyone know if these can be ramp up for gaming?
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Tsukiyomi91
mining at the current state is just plain idiotic. With the current difficulty curve getting even steeper thanks to stupid people showing off their work with 10+ GPUs setup via social network, and how mad the GPU prices are despite there's a reduction, but still slightly higher than launch day MSRP. Heck, I even see miners selling off half-dead cards 2-3 times more than MSRP or discounted price with the tag "never used for mining". Yea... that's a freaking huge-ass giveaway that one has used it for such task, with possible evidence of flashing the card with custom BIOS.
In ZCash at least, diffilculty hasn't changed dramatically.
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#10
kaneda
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In ZCash at least, diffilculty hasn't changed dramatically.
Yup, I've been happily mining ZCash profitably since September last year.

Mid-range gaming cards like the 1050 ti seems to be doing OK for price and availability. You can still get decent deals if you look around.
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#11
Chloe Price
How long you need to mine toy money before you get that amount back, what you spent on GPU(s)? And when you sell a GFX card which is used for mining*, many people (including me) wouldn't pay that much when compared to a card used only for gaming. And electricity isn't free also.

I've always thought that these toy money currencies are a joke, and I still think that. Well, keep doing your thing, I'll keep the hell away for it. Again, I'd rather gather empty bottles.

* usually the fans are fkd up, since they run at high speed, which shortens their lifespan. Usually, not always. But nah, not a toy money miner card for me.
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#12
Tsukiyomi91
recycling still gives u money quicker than mining IMO. Sure, it's not as much as getting a complete coin (it's how I call them anyways), but at least u can collect the cash from recycling & deposit into the bank without needing to wait for approval.
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