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Biostar Z270GT8


My name is Dave
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Apr 10, 2006
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Parkland County, Alberta
Biostar's Z270GT8 is more than just a full-size version of the Z270GT4 we looked at earlier. It includes everything the Z270GT4 board did, but adds in Intel Optane functionality and a few other things. The Biostar Z270GT8 is a big departure from past Biostar products and isn't your everyday entry-level board.

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Aug 13, 2010
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Processor Core i7 8700K 5Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 Ultra Gaming
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Memory G.Skill RipJawsZ 2666Mhz 16GB
Video Card(s) Palit GTX 1080 Jetstream
Storage A salad of SSDs
Case Corsair Air 540
Power Supply Antec Egde 750W
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Keyboard Cougar 600K
Just gonna say it - with products like these, Biostar will soon find itself among other companies that didn't do good against the 4 giants in mobos today.

I can totally see Biostar closing its doors soon.
Mar 22, 2011
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Processor 6700K, 4.5GHz @ 1.29v
Motherboard Gigabyte Z170X Gaming-7
Cooling EK and Watercool custom loop NB eLoop fans covering 12x120mm radiator area
Memory 16GB G.SKILL DDR4@3200
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Power Supply Cooler Master V1000
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IMO Biostar does not have the reputation or track record to charge over $300 for a Z270 chipset motherboard regardless of features.


The Exiled Airman
Jul 2, 2007
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Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
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Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
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Biostar seen better days during skt 939-Am2.
Oct 22, 2014
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Sunshine Coast
System Name Black Box
Processor Intel i5 3570K @ 3.8GHz
Motherboard Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 ATX
Cooling Antec C400
Memory G. Skill 8Gb (2x4Gb) 2133Mhz
Video Card(s) iGPU
Storage Sandisk X 400 256Gb
Case Antec Sonata (don't laugh)
Audio Device(s) No need.
Software W7 Home Premium 64 bit
I can see it being used for mining cryptocurrency, but not as a high end board.
Maybe if they improved the BIOS and memory timing ability amongst other things, it might be a contender.
Small typo in this sentence too: "Just don't except to be breaking any memory frequency records".
Feb 18, 2005
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Processor i7-3770K @ 4.6GHz / 1.23V
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H @ F16h mod BIOS
Cooling Corsair H105 + 4x Gentle Typhoon 1850
Memory 2x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 CL9 @ CL7
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070 Armor OC with Gaming X BIOS @ 2000 core / 2300 mem
Storage 2x 256GB 840 Pro (RAID-0) + 3TB Deskstar 7K3000 + 512GB BX300 + 8TB WD Purple
Display(s) Dell U2713HM (25x14) + Acer P243W (19x12)
Case Thermaltake Core X31
Audio Device(s) Corsair VOID Wireless
Power Supply Seasonic SS-760XP² Platinum
Mouse Logitech G400
Keyboard Logitech G19
Software Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
Only 1 front USB 3.0 header? Yeah, no.