Wednesday, March 27th 2019

BIOSTAR Unveils A68MHE Motherboard

BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, presents the A68MHE motherboard for mainstream users. The BIOSTAR A68MHE features the AMD A68H chipset that supports AMD's Socket FM2+ Athlon /A- Series processors and DDR3 memory. The A68MHE packs two DIMM slots supporting up to DDR3-2600(OC) memory and a maximum capacity of 32GB, more than enough to provide excellent performance for home and office platform.

The BIOSTAR A68MHE is a balanced motherboard that has the power to handle any office tasks and accomplish everyday home and entertainment use. For office and workstation builds, the A68MHE delivers high-speed data transfer and able to connect multiple devices with Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) LAN, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectivity and a total of 8 USB ports. Home users can enjoy high-resolution and visually immersive multimedia content for videos and streaming services like YouTube and Netflix with support of UHD resolution displays via HDMI.
The AMD A68H chipset is designed for entry-class motherboards to support up to 5Gb/s interface speed and PCI Express 3.0/2.0 graphics. It natively supports SATA 6Gb/s ports and USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports. It also supports AMD Radeon Dual Graphics technology with supporting AMD APU processors and AMD Radeon graphics.

Affordable solution with Dual DDR3-2600
The BIOSTAR A68MHE supports up to DDR3-2600 memory in OC mode, taking advantage of the cheaper yet capable DDR3 memory for building an affordable mainstream PC for home and office use.

Supports Ultra HD Resolution
The BIOSTAR A68MHE supports 2K and 4K displays with its HDMI 2K4K technology via HDMI with 3840 x 2160 resolution. Enjoy 4K UHD movie and video playback for an immersive home entertainment experience.

Fast Data Speed with USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
The BIOSTAR A68MHE delivers 5Gbps of fast data transfer speed using the USB 3.1 Gen1 interface. Users can connect up to 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A devices to the ports on the rear.USB 3.1 Gen1 is backwards compatible with previous USB 2.0 components.

The BIOSTAR A68MHE's rear I/O includes 1 x PS/2 Mouse, 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (5Gb/s) Ports, 2 x USB 2.0 Ports, 1 x HDMI Connector (supports 2K/4K resolution depending on the CPU), 1 x VGA Port, 1 x GbE LAN port, and 3 x Audio Jacks.

The BIOSTAR A68MHE motherboard is an ideal solution to create affordable and capable PCs for home, entertainment, and work use with a set of affordable DDR3 memory and AMD FM2+ A-series APUs. The BIOSTAR A68MHE offers advanced technologies including high-speed USB 3.1 Gen1 interface, PCI-Express 3.0, and support for high-resolution 2K and 4K displays in a very affordable and compact micro-ATX package.
For more information, visit the product page.
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46 Comments on BIOSTAR Unveils A68MHE Motherboard

#1
sam_86314
Is FM2 even relevant anymore now that cheap Ryzen chips exist and DDR4 prices are on their way down?
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#2
kapone32
Are Biostar MBs any good nowadays I remember I bought one for AM3+ and it died after about 4 months of use
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#3
Fx
kapone32, post: 4020652, member: 181865"
Are Biostar MBs any good nowadays I remember I bought one for AM3+ and it died after about 4 months of use
I was actually wondering this same thing. I have only ever owned Abit, Asus, Gigabyte and MSI (only one) mobos. Oh, and Supermicro of course; they are the shit for servers.
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#4
kapone32
Fx, post: 4020657, member: 61283"
I was actually wondering this same thing. I have only ever owned Abit, Asus, Gigabyte and MSI (only one) mobos. Oh, and Supermicro of course; they are the shit for servers.
I am glad you have had success with GIgabyte. As funny as it sounds the only MB vendors that I trust are As Rock and MSI. Asus seems to have gone down in quality. I have never owned a GIgabyte card or MB that has not given me problems including GPUs like the 6850 and MB like the X470 Aorus Gaming 7 both of which are paperweights in my room now. I have only ever owned one MSI board and it still works today from more than 10 years ago.
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#5
biffzinker
Bought a Biostar board second hand from @Norton that told me it was from another forum poster here @newtekie1? Anyways it's still alive and functioning for me. Was trying source another heatsink for the Phenom II 960T, still haven't got around to it.

@storm-chaser :D
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#6
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
Earth to Biostar
your Retro board fails on price for retro hardware
Really New Board for AMD's Socket FM2+ and DDR3
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#7
ironwolf
Had to check calendar to make sure it was not April 1st... :laugh: But seriously, why :confused:
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#8
biffzinker
ironwolf, post: 4020691, member: 94359"
Had to check calendar to make sure it was not April 1st... :laugh: But seriously, why :confused:
Old stock or parts on hand. Somebody out there might have a Socket FM2+ Athlon/A series CPU in need of a board.
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#9
SLA1N
ironwolf, post: 4020691, member: 94359"
Had to check calendar to make sure it was not April 1st... :laugh: But seriously, why :confused:
I agree. New AM2 board?
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#10
kapone32
biffzinker, post: 4020675, member: 163731"
Bought a Biostar board second hand from @Norton that told me it was from another forum poster here @newtekie1? Anyways it's still alive and functioning for me. Was trying source another heatsink for the Phenom II 960T, still haven't got around to it.

@storm-chaser :D
I think I have a Thermaltake FRIO sitting around somewhere that I could send you
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#11
thebluebumblebee
biffzinker, post: 4020675, member: 163731"
Bought a Biostar board second hand from @Norton that told me it was from another forum poster here @newtekie1? Anyways it's still alive and functioning for me. Was trying source another heatsink for the Phenom II 960T, still haven't got around to it.

@storm-chaser :D
Interesting that you would post that - I just bought a 960T for my A880G+ Ver. 6.x
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#12
biffzinker
kapone32, post: 4020701, member: 181865"
I think I have a Thermaltake FRIO sitting around somewhere that I could send you
Appreciate the offer but I'm in no hurry to do anything with it at the moment.

thebluebumblebee, post: 4020704, member: 55599"
Interesting that you would post that - I just bought a 960T for my A880G+ Ver. 6.x
Strange coincidence perhaps, but my post was more to answer @kapone32 question about the reliability of Biostar boards. What's your plan for the 960T, and Biostar board? Retro build?
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#13
kapone32
biffzinker, post: 4020706, member: 163731"
Appreciate the offer but I'm in no hurry to do anything with it at the moment.

Understood I have a Asus 990FX board with an FX8320 sitting around

Strange coincidence perhaps, but my post was more to answer @kapone32 question about the reliability of Biostar boards. What's your plan for the 960T, and Biostar board? Retro build?
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#14
ObiFrost
"BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards"

Isn't TechPowerUP applying the same title to every motherboard manufacturer nowadays (yes, I'm aware they're geared towards servers more)? Never had business with them, and judging from mixed feedback I'm glad.
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#15
dj-electric
ObiFrost, post: 4020762, member: 186018"
"BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards"

Isn't TechPowerUP applying the same title to every motherboard manufacturer nowadays (yes, I'm aware they're geared towards servers more)? Never had business with them, and judging from mixed feedback I'm glad.
TPU does nothing, they take PR from their mailbox and post it in the website for those "PR" marked posts. The reason this one was posted, im afraid, is to generate discussion about how insane you have to be to want or need one of those in a generation of 60$ Zen-based Athlons
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#16
thebluebumblebee
biffzinker, post: 4020706, member: 163731"
What's your plan for the 960T, and Biostar board? Retro build?
Just because I always wanted one, no real plans. I've always been impressed with the build quality of that motherboard.
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#17
Fouquin
kapone32, post: 4020652, member: 181865"
Are Biostar MBs any good nowadays I remember I bought one for AM3+ and it died after about 4 months of use
I would say that overall Biostar's quality is fine. My Biostar X370GTN has been flawless for the last two years I've had it. Not the best X370 ITX board, but it was the first one on the market and I've yet to find any reason to ditch it. Some older Biostar boards I still have that work are their 880G+ mATX, and a TA790GX A2+. Both served their time in family PCs and on my test bench off and on in the last decade.

Should be noted that they do seem to put a lot of effort into tailoring products to the lower end, but do still have high-end boards available. This particular A68 board is... Not worthwhile unless you're a system builder who wants to spec out the absolute cheapest of cheap APU rigs for costumers.
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#18
king of swag187
biffzinker, post: 4020698, member: 163731"
Old stock or parts on hand. Somebody out there might have a Socket FM2+ Athlon/A series CPU in need of a board.
There seems to be a large backlog of FM2+ stock
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#19
chaosmassive
sometimes I wonder if Biostar exist in different space-time
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#21
Chloe Price
I had to check my calendar that it isn't 2016.
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#22
lexluthermiester
Chloe Price, post: 4020906, member: 123719"
I had to check my calendar that it isn't 2013.
Fixed. Yeah, seriously that old.. :laugh:

Biostar? Um, really? FM2? :rolleyes::kookoo::slap:
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#23
sam_86314
lexluthermiester, post: 4020980, member: 134537"
Fixed. Yeah, seriously that old.. :laugh:

Biostar? Um, really? AM2? :rolleyes::kookoo::slap:
Next up...

Biostar releases LGA775 motherboard that supports DDR3-2600.
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#24
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
lexluthermiester, post: 4020980, member: 134537"
Fixed. Yeah, seriously that old.. :laugh:

Biostar? Um, really? AM2? :rolleyes::kookoo::slap:
It’s fm2+ so it’s only really old not really really old. Has usb3.1 as well which is kind of cool
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#25
lexluthermiester
cdawall, post: 4020985, member: 28601"
It’s fm2+ so it’s only really old not really really old. Has usb3.1 as well which is kind of cool
Oops! LOL! Not that it matters much, but corrected. Still, it's not AM4.
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