Biostar A10N-8800E Review 64

Biostar A10N-8800E Review

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A certain range of products generally runs across my desk. That range starts with affordable mainstream boards and goes all the way up to extreme high-end ones. I rarely get something that falls outside of that spread. However, the Biostar A10N-8800E is such a product. Featuring an integrated AMD FX-8800P processor with AMD Radeon R7 Graphics, the Biostar A10N-8800E is an all-in-one solution for an HTPC or office PC.

The Mini ITX Biostar A10N-8800E integrates modern features, such as a 16 Gb/2 M.2 slot, four USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, and support for up to 32 GB of DDR4. The idea is to put the most impactful innovations (within the parameters of general daily use) into an ultra-affordable package. While the AMD FX-8800P is by no means a fast processor by today's lofty standards, it is very power efficient and more than capable of handling everyday tasks. Furthermore, the perceptible improvements to program response times modern solid state drives bring to the table can be fully leveraged by the M.2 connector.

While not designed for hardcore gaming, the A10N-8800E still sports a quad-core processor. A decent GPU, such as the GTX980 of my test bench, may be enough to let the AMD FX8800P muscle through. Only the benchmarks will tell the real story, though, so let's get to it.


CPU Support:AMD FX-8800P processor
(Quad core 2.1 GHz up to 3.4 GHz)
Power Design: CPU Power: 3 phase
Memory Power: 1 phase
Chipset:AMD Carrizo
Integrated Graphics:AMD Radeon R7
Memory:2x DIMM, Support Dual Channel DDR4-2133 (OC) MHz
Expansion Slots: 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
Storage: 2x SATA 6 Gb/s port
1x M.2 port 16 Gb/s (SATA3/PCIe 3.0 x4)
Networking:1x Realtek RTL8111H 10/100/1000 Mb/s controller
Rear Ports:1x LAN (RJ45) ports
2x USB 2.0 Type-A port
2x USB 3.1 (Gen1) ports
1x HDMI 1.4 connector
1x VGA port
3x 3.5 mm audio jacks
1x PS/2 mouse port
1x PS/2 keyboard port
Audio:1x Realtek ALC887 codec
Fan Headers:2x 3-pin
Form Factor:Mini ITX form factor: 6.7 in x 6.7 in, 17 cm x 17 cm
Exclusive Features:
  • Super LAN Surge Protection
  • HDMI 4k/2k
  • PCIe M.2 16 Gb/s
  • USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
  • AMD R7 Graphics
  • Up to 32 GB DDR4 2133 MHz (OC)
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