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BIOSTAR Releases T-Series TA990FXE Motherboard

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BIOSTAR Group, a world famous manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, industrial computing systems and computer peripherals, proudly announces the TA990FXE motherboard aimed at the most demanding overclockers and gamers.

The TA990FXE is made in the ATX form-factor on the flagship AMD 990FX chipset in combination with the most advanced SB950 Southbridge which guarantees the support of the latest technologies and ensures the unprecedented performance. The board supports all Socket AM3+ based Phenom II X6, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X3, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Athlon II X2 and Sempron CPUs including top 6-core and 8-core AMD FX, AMD Phenom II and AMD Athlon II chips with the maximum thermal design up to 140W.

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Does T mean that I should be terrified of the VRMs (looks like 4+1)? :laugh:
 
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Does this board actually benefit from extra power via 4-pin molex? I wonder how it compares to the other AM3+ boards, apart from horrid aesthetics.
 
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Does this board actually benefit from extra power via 4-pin molex? I wonder how it compares to the other AM3+ boards, apart from horrid aesthetics.
My board has a PCIE six pin connector right there. It is supposed to help supply power to your PCIE lanes, but honestly I didn't notice a difference when overclocking and load testing whether it was plugged in or not. Maybe it makes a difference for high power draw dual chip GPUs?
 
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My board has a PCIE six pin connector right there. It is supposed to help supply power to your PCIE lanes, but honestly I didn't notice a difference when overclocking and load testing whether it was plugged in or not. Maybe it makes a difference for high power draw dual chip GPUs?
That is what my Gigabyte 570 SLI says. Plug it in for SLI setups. Otherwise, not needed.
 
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How many power phases?
 
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wow... i dunno my eyes go err or what
the red color looks charming
 
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It IS cheap...$129. That's near $40-$50 cheaper than any other 990FX board. You get 990FX chipset for the price of 990X from other board makers. Of course there are going to be concessions to keep the price low. I'll let you know how good it is very soon.
 
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It IS cheap...$129. That's near $40-$50 cheaper than any other 990FX board. You get 990FX chipset for the price of 990X from other board makers. Of course there are going to be concessions to keep the price low. I'll let you know how good it is very soon.
cheap board is good but please dont cut the features. mid or high end board offers better features
but just for basic needs i guess this board is pretty enough
 

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cheap board is good but please dont cut the features. mid or high end board offers better features
but just for basic needs i guess this board is pretty enough
I really feel Biostar is heading for the "affordable option" with the majority of products. This one brings a full 32 lanes of PCIe instead of the 16 of similarily-priced boards. It still has all the features their other products do(even mentions this in the OP).

We'll see if the VRM plays a role in clocking...I plan on using Bulldozer for my review, if I can get one in time.
 
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:shadedshu where are the sata ports. . . 5 is not enough!
 

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6th is relegated to eSATA duty.
 
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:shadedshu where are the sata ports. . . 5 is not enough!
I didn't detect yet a MB for either AMD or intel with 8 SATA ports on the same controller (for the purpose of making an 8-drive RAID array, of course).
At best, many of them had 6 on the main controller and 2 JMs for secondary usage (like ODDs).