Biostar has revealed their second generation RACING motherboards that are built for the AMD 300-series and Intel 200-series chipset platforms. At an event held in Taiwan, Biostar has showcased high-end AM4 X370 motherboards for AMD Ryzen CPUs and Intel 200-series boards for 7th Gen Kaby Lake.
To support Intel's 6th generation and 7th generation processors, Biostar has introduced many 200-series motherboards, which are coming with a range of features that includes Durable Solid Capacitors, M.2 storage, Dual BIOS, Low latency/Low-power Intel LAN, U.2 Connector, Lightning Charger support among others, reports iSportsTimes.
According to WccFtech, Biostar also unveiled seven motherboards, which are based on AM4 Socket -Biostar X370 GTN, X370 GT7, X370 GT5, X370 GT3, B350 GTN, B350 GT5 and B350 GT3. Including both X370 and B350 products, the motherboards use the Promontory chipset that's part of many SKUs.
The number of lanes in AMD B350 is smaller as compared to X370 but this offers the most value in terms of functionality, however, it retains overclocking support for all future AM4 CPUs. Sporting nearly 70% power reduction over its predecessor and DDR4 memory controller offering 22% more BW, and the AMD B350 chipset is being advertised as the mainstream chipset offering the best performance for a slighter cost.
The X370, on the other hand, provides extreme control to users while delivering amazing graphics card bandwidth and is primarily meant for overclockers and tweakers; this chipset supports both SLI and CFX. The X300 series features Dual-channel DDR4 memory, M.2 SATA devices, USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2, NVMe and PCIe 3.0 capability.
On the pricing and availability there is no official announcement has been made as such for AM4 motherboards. As AMD Ryzen processors are likely to make their appearance in late February or early March, tech enthusiasts can expect these motherboards to be available around the same time-frame.