BIOSTAR Reveal New AM4 Bitcoin Mining Motherboards!?
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
BIOSTAR has just revealed their latest AM4 Motherboards, which have been designed for the Bitcoin-mining market. The two boards are the AM4 TA 320-BTC and the TB350-BTC, each featured on the AMD A320 and B350 chipsets respectively; the new boards support the new Ryzen chips, and 7 Gen A-Series processors.
Bitcoin mining isn’t something that’s mentioned often, even in our tech-loving circles, and it’s certainly a niche in the market now that the hype has died off… quite some time ago. So I’m pretty amazed they’re releasing these boards to a market sector that’s hardly booming, given that there’s not likely to be a huge benefit to upgrading at this time.
For those who do want to invest in these new motherboards, you’ll find they come with a narrow-ATX form factor, and feature a 6-phase VRM, with a 24-pin ATX, 4-pin Molex (optional), and 8-pin power connection setup.
The boards are a little spartan in terms of features, but you’ll find two DDR4 DIMM slots, a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, and 6 x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 slots. There are just four SATA 6 Gbps ports, 6 channel audio, Gb Ethernet, and DVI/D-sub connections. For USB, you’ll find 5 x 3.0 and 2 x 2.0.
BIOSTAR did not mention a release date or pricing at this time.