Biostar release T-series 990FX board
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
Biostar are introducing a new Bulldozer motherboard in time for the Bulldozer official release next week. This AM3+ ATX board will support current AM3 processors in addition to the upcoming AM3+ Bulldozer platform (FX X8, X6 and X4 or Phenom II X6, X4, X3, X2, Athlon II X4, X3, X2 and Sempron X1). It will use the premium 990FX chip set in tandem with the SB950 South Bridge to bring maximum functionality, the best features and the best performance. The maximum TDP the Biostar AM3+ socket can power is 140W which allows room for a fair amount of over-volting and overclocking capability.
There is support for up to 16GB of 1866MHz RAM across 4 DIMMs, meaning support for only 4GB modules: the high density 8GB modules are not supported. With overclocking you can achieve up to 2000MHz support. PCI-E 2.0 lanes come in a 16X/16X/4X configuration so really you will only be able to run 2 way SLI or CrossFireX as 3 Way would be very limited by the 4X bandwidth. Expansion is not limited to just 3 PCI-E 2.0 lanes, there is also a PCI-E 1X lane and a couple of legacy PCI slots. It also has five SATA3 6Gbit/s slots supporting SATA RAID 0,1,5,10, three USB 3.0 ports, six USB 2.0 ports, FireWire IEEE 1394a, 10/100/1000 Mbit/s LAN and 8-channel HD Audio. Biostar has included its Green Power Utility which actively reduces power consumption when the system is idle. There is also an LED Debugging light, an include multi-media BIO- Remote 2 and a BIOS recovery mechanism should you damage your BIOS during flashing.