BIOSTAR Facebook Page 50,000 Likes Giveaway Contest!

Hello BIOSTAR fans!

Thank you so much for your support towards us! We, at BIOSTAR want to show our appreciation by giving away 1 BIOSTAR RACING B150GT5 Motherboard and 2 BIOSTAR 30th Anniversary Special Edition Bluetooth Speakers!

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Always wanted to get a BIOSTAR RACING B150GT5 motherboard? Well, now here’s your chance to grab one!


  1. Snap (or grab online) a photo of a BIOSTAR RACING B150GT5 motherboard
  2. Snap another photo/selfie (or grab online another random photo)
  3. Creatively edit the photo to include one (or more) of the following:
    • 50,000 Likes on BIOSTAR’s Facebook Page, or
    • BIOSTAR’s 30th Anniversary
    • Featuring any of the special features of the BIOSTAR RACING motherboards (e.g. LED lights, Dual BIOS etc)
  4. Include a funny and creative caption (Bonus points if you include a congratulatory message!)
  5. Upload your photo to any online platform and paste the link in the comments section of our Facebook 50,000 Likes Giveaway post. Make sure that we are able to view the image for it to count! 😉
  6. Make sure to like our Facebook page and share our giveaway post!
  7. Have fun!!

To kick start the contest, here’s some samples we came up with!

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Simple, isn’t it? Time to get snapping and start editing!

We will select the most creative photo and caption submitted to be given the grand prize of a BIOSTAR RACING B150GT5 motherboard! But not to worry, 2 runner-ups will also be selected to win the BIOSTAR 30th Anniversary Special Edition Bluetooth Speakers!

We will accept all entries from now till 12 May 2016 so hurry now and get creative!

Rules and Regulations:

  1. This giveaway contest lasts from 28 April 2016 (Thursday)  to 12 May 2016 (Thursday). Winners will be announced after the contest period.
  2. This giveaway is open to fans of all countries and nationalities.
  3. Entries will be evaluated by the originality, creativity and relevance to topic, and will be evaluated by BIOSTAR staff. We reserve the right to select the winner based on the above criteria and any decision made is final.
  4. We reserve the right to use any images submitted for this giveaway.
  5. There will be no warranty for the giveaway product.


(EDIT: We have made some changes regarding the submissions in view of the missing attachment button on Facebook!)



I recently got my hands on one of BIOSTAR’s RACING Z170GT7 motherboards and I’m really excited to check out whats inside! I mean just from the box itself, doesn’t it look absolutely amazing?


In line with the new theme of the BIOSTAR RACING series, the box now features a simple carbon fibre weave pattern on the entire packaging with the model name printed large on the front. I don’t know about you, but it gives me an awesome feeling knowing that I’ve got one of these cool stuff.

The new Racing motherboard features onboard Intel LAN denoted with the logo on the front along with the chipset and 6th-gen Intel processor series logo.

Alright, now let’s get started on the unboxing!

The front cover flips open to reveal a nice shot of the board inside.


Wow, the racing design of the board immediately caught my eye. Doesn’t it look really cool to you?

Moving onto the back of the flip cover are the feature highlights of the new BIOSTAR RACING series and the many features BIOSTAR is offering to its customers in their new flagship motherboard.


The back of the box highlights the primary features of the BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 motherboard, as well as informing users the 4 feature highlights: Dual BIOS, GT Touch, I/O Armor and Vivid LED DJ which are unique to the Racing series. Below that lists more of the specifications of the board. All those features definitely sound awesome to me, but I’m looking forward most to trying out the Vivid LED DJ feature.


Now that we got over with the box, it’s finally time to check out the actual board!

Opening up the main flap securing the box contents, we finally get our first glimpse of the bare motherboard. BIOSTAR designs the cardboard support that holds the motherboard so it doesn’t slide around during packaging. Pretty nifty I would say.


Underneath the motherboard are the accessories included with the BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7.


The BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 package includes (in counter-clockwise direction): an instruction manual, a VIVID LED DJ instruction sheet, driver installation disc, the I/O shield and four (4) SATA cables. As a special gift, BIOSTAR included an LED strip (pictured on top of the driver installation disc above) for us to get started with the custom LED functions of this motherboard. I’m so excited opening these things up already that I feel like a kid in a candy store LOL.


The included LED strip is around a foot long and is equipped with a 5050 header which is compatible with the onboard 5050 LED Fun feature of the new Racing series motherboard. BIOSTAR sure knows how to get us started with their new Vivid LED DJ feature with this lovely gift.


Alright, now let’s get to the motherboard itself!

Finally we get to see the BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 motherboard in all its glory: full matte black PCB with special race flag pattern printed on the board for that undeniable racing look. WOW.


Another shot of the BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 motherboard from another angle.


A closer look at the I/O Armor shroud and the Carbon Fibre weave-design on the heatsinks of the BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7. This board’s subtle approach to details give it a clean yet well-designed look without being too gaudy or busy.


The BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 is complimented with a solid array of rear I/O expansions including USB3.1 ports with a Type-C connection available, USB3 ports, a legacy PS/2 port, LAN powered by Intel, hifi audio and video display output consisting of VGA, DVI, and dual HDMI.


Up to three SATA Express connections are present on this motherboard and up to 6 SATAIII devices can be used for plenty of storage.


An M.2 slot for compatible devices is present for compatible devices and allows the BIOSTAR RACNIG Z170GT7 to take in high-speed storage up to 32Gb/s.


Four PCI-e x16 slots are present on this board for great multi-GPU flexibility. Capable of running at x16 x8 x4 x4 configuration for Crossfire configurations, this board can run up to four cards in tandem for a great gaming experience.


The hi-fi audio with shielded audio processor is seen here with the nice RACING series logo. Looking closer we can see the race flag print streaking to the corning giving a really nice touch of detail on this board even when turned off.


Rounding off the bottom part are I/O headers, the DUAL BIOS chips and a racing inspired PCH heatsink.


Concluding our tour around this board is a shot of the memory area and where the GT Touch buttons reside which allows quick toggle between predefined settings like ECO mode, Sports mode and power and reset buttons onboard. A small LN2 toggle switch is also visible here as well as a Debug display for troubleshooting the motherboard.


I think this BIOSTAR RACING Z170GT7 is looking really nice and will definitely be a great addition!


RACING Z170GT7 Specifications


CPU LGA 1151 Processor
Power 9phase
Chipset Z170
Solid cap 100% Solid
Memory 4xDIMM, support DDR4-3200
Expansion Slot 4 x PCI-E x16 3.0

3 x PCI-E x1 3.0

1 x M.2 32Gb/s (42/60/80mm)

Audio 7.1ch Blu-ray Audio w/ Double Hi-Fi
LAN Intel i219V
Storage 3 x SATA Express 16Gb/s
Video DVI-D, 2 x HDMI, VGA
USB 3.1 / 3.0 / 2.0 1USB 3.1 (TYPE C )

7USB3.0   (2+5)

4USB 2.0 (4+0)

Feature Vivid LED DJ/ Smart Ear/

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BIOSTAR, is a manufacturer dedicated to the production of motherboards, graphics cards, industrial computing systems, IOT, and healthcare solution. Since its establishment in 1986, the BIOSTAR GROUP has become a major motherboard supplier in the IT industry as well as in IOT, Internet Of Things. In order to pursue the best quality and aesthetic design, BIOSTAR has invested heavily in ID design, equipment, global marketing research as well as R & D. With a constant emphasis on quality, BIOSTAR always seeks to beyond better and race to the future.



An Open Letter to the World

Hello World!

We are BIOSTAR – Beyond Better, Racing to the Future!

As we celebrate 30 years of BIOSTAR, it is important to look back on our humble beginnings.

In 1980s, the IT industry was growing at a phenomenal rate. With wide experience in buying and selling electronic parts as well as researching on future demands for mainboards and add-on cards, the founder of BIOSTAR GROUP, established BIOSTAR MICROTECH INTERNATIONAL CORP in 1986.

In the early years, BIOSTAR concentrated on the manufacture of mainboards built for XT form factor. To maintain steady business growth, BIOSTAR managed to keep a large portion of its capital and manpower invested on the design and development of new products, which at the same time has enabled it to stay competitive in the rapid evolution of the computer industry.

BIOSTAR has enriched its competence in the design and manufacture of products such as add-on cards, multi-media and system products to develop the market and meet the demands of customers for more integrated solutions. In order to expand its capacity to meet customer demand globally, BIOSTAR was the first to establish a manufacturing facility in China in 1990. In 1998, its sales revenues exceeded US$130 million and it ranked 227th among the top 1000 enterprises in Taiwan. Furthermore, BIOSTAR obtained an ISO 9001 certification in 1999 and became a publicly listed company in the same year. BIOSTAR’s future has limitless possibilities.

That was our beginnings, and now we race towards the future.

This is BIOSTAR – Beyond Better, Racing to the Future!

Won’t you race with us to the future together?




P.S. Watch this blog for more interesting content in the near future!