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Computex 2007: Biostar

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Biostar Motherboards

Biostar has been doing incredible well over the last months. Their motherboard sales are so high, that if growth continues like this, they will be able to compete with the big tier 1 manufacturers soon.

The T-Series motherboards are designed to be affordable high-end motherboards with a large number of overclocking features. As you can imagine the hot products here were the new Intel Series 3 Chipsets with support for DDR3.


The new high-end is the Intel X38 chipset based "TX38D3-A7 Deluxe". The big thing in the middle of the motherboard is the chipset which comes with a heatspreader. Basically Intel is reusing their "old" 130 nm fabs which used to make CPUs to make chipsets now. This is a great way to make sure you can continue using these factories which cost billions of USD to build, even when there are no more CPUs you could make with them because technology moved forward. The board will be available around September time when Intel launches their X38 chipsets.
  • Socket LGA775, ATX
  • Supports Intel Core 2 Quad/Duo/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron D processors
  • Intel X38 + ICH9R
  • FSB 1333 / 1066 MHz
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1333 / 1066, 4x DDR3 slots, up to 8 GB of memory
  • 2x PCI-E x16 with support for ATI CrossFire
  • 1x PCI-E x4, 1x PCI-E x1, 2x PCI
  • 8+2 Channel HD Audio
  • 12x USB 2.0, 2x eSATA-II
  • 6x SATA-II right-angled
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • 100% solid caps, Space-Pipe Technology

Running on Intel P35 for DDR3, the TP35D3-A7 Deluxe is the fastest Biostar motherboard available on the market right now.
  • Socket LGA775, ATX
  • Supports Intel Core 2 Quad/Duo/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron D processors
  • Intel P35 + ICH9R
  • FSB 1333 MHz
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1333 / 1066 / 800, 4x DDR3 slots, up to 8 GB of memory
  • 1x PCI-E x16, 3x PCI-E x1, 2x PCI
  • 8+2 Channel HD Audio
  • 12x USB 2.0, 2x eSATA-II
  • 6x SATA-II
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet

Basically the same features but DDR2 support can be found in the TP35D2-A7.
  • Socket LGA775, ATX
  • Supports Intel Core 2 Quad/Duo/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron D processors
  • Intel P35 + ICH9
  • FSB 1333 MHz
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1333 / 1066 / 800, 4x DDR2 slots, up to 8 GB of memory
  • 1x PCI-E x16, 1x PCI-E x4, 1x PCI-E x1, 3x PCI
  • 8+2 Channel HD Audio
  • 12x USB 2.0, 2x eSATA-II
  • 6x SATA-II
  • Gigabit Ethernet

NVIDIA's GeForce 7050 powers the media oriented TF7050-M7.
  • Socket LGA775, MicroATX
  • Supports Intel Core 2 Quad/Duo/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron D processors
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7050 + nForce 630i
  • NVIDIA Integrated DX9 graphics w/ SM 3.0, supports NV PureVideo
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800, 2x DDR2 slots
  • Video Interface: HDMI, D-Sub, DVI, S-Video
  • 1x PCI-E x16, 1x PCI-E x1, 2x PCI
  • 7.1 Channel HD Audio
  • 10x USB 2.0, 4x eSATA-II RAID
  • Gigabit Ethernet

The counterpart for AMD's Socket AM2 is called TF7050-M2.
  • Socket AM2, MicroATX
  • Supports Athlon 64 FX / X2 / Sempron processors
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7050PV + nForce 630a
  • NVIDIA Integrated DX9 graphics w/ SM 3.0, supports NV PureVideo
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800/667, 4x DDR2 slots up to 8 GB of memory
  • Video Interface: HDMI, D-Sub, DVI, S-Video
  • 1x PCI-E x16, 1x PCI-E x1, 2x PCI
  • 8+2 Channel HD Audio
  • 10x USB 2.0, 4x SATA-II
  • Gigabit Ethernet

Another motherboard with NVIDIA integrated chipset for the AMD AM2 platform is the TF7025-M2.
  • Socket AM2, MicroATX
  • Supports Athlon 64 FX / X2 / Sempron processors
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7025 + nForce 630a
  • NVIDIA Integrated DX9 graphics w/ SM 3.0, supports NV PureVideo
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800/667, 4x DDR2 slots up to 8 GB of memory
  • Video Interface: D-Sub, DVI
  • 1x PCI-E x16, 1x PCI-E x1, 2x PCI
  • 8+2 Channel HD Audio
  • 10x USB 2.0, 4x SATA-II
  • Gigabit Ethernet

The G31-M7 is equipped with Intel's new G31 chipset which has integrated high-performance VGA graphics which is compatible to Vista Aero with DirectX 10 support.
  • Socket LGA775, MicroATX
  • Supports Intel Core 2 Quad/Duo/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron D processors
  • Intel G31 + ICH7
  • Intel Integrated DX10 graphics w/ SM 4.0, supports Vista Aero
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800, 2x DDR2 slots, up to 4 GB
  • Video Interface: D-Sub
  • 1x PCI-E x16, 1x PCI-E x1, 2x PCI
  • 6 Channel HD Audio
  • 10x USB 2.0, 4x SATA-II
  • 10/100 Fast Ethernet

A bit more performance can be expected from the G33D2-M7 which uses the higher-performance Intel G33 chipset and offers additional features over the G31-M7 like Gigabit Ethernet.
  • Socket LGA775, MicroATX
  • Supports Intel Core 2 Quad/Duo/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron D processors
  • Intel G33 + ICH9
  • Intel Integrated DX10 graphics w/ SM 4.0, supports Vista Aero
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800, 4x DDR2 slots, up to 8 GB
  • Video Interface: D-Sub
  • 1x PCI-E x16, 1x PCI-E x4, 2x PCI
  • 8+2 Channel HD Audio
  • 12x USB 2.0, 4x SATA-II
  • Gigabit Ethernet
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