(News Corner) BIOSTAR Announces New Motherboards Featuring Braswell Refresh Processors

New low-power, fanless motherboard with onboard Intel SoC processors featuring BIOSTAR 6+ technology 

SOC1.pngMay 5th, 2016 Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR proudly announces a new line up of motherboards featuring the new 14nm Intel Braswell Refresh SoC processors that feature many improvements from its older 22nm counterpart Baytrail SoC. The new 14nm processors offer a more efficient yet powerful experience than its predecessor whilst consuming less power and producing less heat. The various improvements also introduce new performance enhancements for both CPU and GPU guaranteeing a more refined visual experience.

Braswell Refresh – New Features

With the new processor architecture comes new enhancements over the older-generation of processors. Besides improvements in processing speed, Braswell Refresh boasts a new 14nm fabrication process which gives the SoC a smaller die that needs less power (6w) and produces less heat. A heavily improved 8th-gen Intel HD Graphics processor with 12 execution units is baked into the SoC compared to the 4 EUs of the older gen model. Connectivity is also improved with native support for DDR3L-1600 speeds, SATAIII and up to 4 USB3.0 devices.

14nm Processor

Intel’s die-shrink allows the new Braswell Refresh SoC processors to operate with less current while improving performance and allows more clock rate headroom for frequency increases on lower workloads when necessary along with the other technical advantages brought on by the die-size reduction.

Improved HD Graphics

An improved Intel HD Graphics GPU will be baked into the new SoCs which improves performance for multimedia tasks such as watching HD videos and better desktop graphics for productivity allowing for a richer experience with an increase in execution units to handle today’s more demanding visual processing.

More Memory Bandwidth

Native support for DDR3L-1600 allows the new Braswell Refresh SoCs to access memory at a faster rate for improved system responsiveness.

Here’s a quick rundown of the older generation models versus the new Braswell Refresh SoC processors:

  J3060 J1800
Process 14nm 22nm
L2 Cache 2MB 1MB
Graphics Gen 8 12 EUs Gen 7 4EUs
Memory DDR3L-1600 DDR3L-1333
Storage SATA 6Gb/s SATA 3Gb/s
USB3.0 4 1
TDP 6w 10w
  J3160 J1900
Process 14nm 22nm
L2 Cache 2MB 2MB
Graphics Gen 8 12 EUs Gen 7 4EUs
Memory DDR3L-1600 DDR3L-1333
Storage SATA 6Gb/s SATA 3Gb/s
USB3.0 4 1
TDP 6w 10w

This changes results in up to 40% power savings, double graphics performance, 20% more memory bandwidth versus DDR3L-1333 and twice the speed for storage against the older SoCs.

 

BIOSTAR 6+ Experience


SOC2The new BIOSTAR PRO Series will carry on the exclusive BIOSTAR 6+ Experience feature set which delivers the best BIOSTAR has to offer: Speed+, Audio+, Video+, Durable+, Protection+ and DIY+.

AVAILABLE MODELS AND SPECIFICATIONS

BIOSTAR J3160NH

 SOC3 

CPU Intel® Celeron J3160 Quad-core 2.24G
MEMORY Support Dual Channel DDR3L 1600/1066 MHz
2 x DDR3 SO-DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 8GB Memory for DDR3L-1600 OR 16GB Memory for DDR3L-1066
※The DIMM must be installed to DIMMA1 slot first.
EXPANSION SLOT 1 x PCI-E x1 2.0 Slot
STORAGE 2 x SATA3 Connector
USB 2 x USB 3.0 Port
1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Header
LAN Realtek RTL8111H – 10/100/1000 Controller
INTEGRATED VIDEO Intel HD Graphics
Supports DX11.1
Supports HDCP
CODEC Realtek ALC662 6-Channel HD Audio
REAR I/O 1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
2 x USB 3.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x HDMI Connector
1 x VGA Port
1 x RJ-45 Port
3 x Audio Connector
INTERNAL I/O 1 x Printer Header
1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Header
2 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Front Panel Header
2 x System Fan Header
1 x Serial Header
DIMENSION Mini ITX Form Factor Dimension: 17cm x 17cm ( W x L )

 

BIOSTAR J3060NH

 SOC4 

CPU Intel® Celeron J3060 Dual-core 2.48G
MEMORY Support Dual Channel DDR3L 1600/1066 MHz
2 x DDR3 SO-DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 8GB Memory for DDR3L-1600 OR 16GB Memory for DDR3L-1066
※The DIMM must be installed to DIMMA1 slot first.
EXPANSION SLOT 1 x PCI-E x1 2.0 Slot
STORAGE 2 x SATA3 Connector
USB 2 x USB 3.0 Port
1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Header
LAN Realtek RTL8111H – 10/100/1000 Controller
INTEGRATED VIDEO Intel HD Graphics
Supports DX11.1
Supports HDCP
CODEC Realtek ALC662 6-Channel HD Audio
REAR I/O 1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
2 x USB 3.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x HDMI Connector
1 x VGA Port
1 x RJ-45 Port
3 x Audio Connector
INTERNAL I/O 1 x Printer Header
1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Header
2 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Front Panel Header
2 x System Fan Header
1 x Serial Header
DIMENSION Mini ITX Form Factor Dimension: 17cm x 17cm ( W x L )

 

BIOSTAR J3160MD

SOC5 

CPU Intel® Celeron J3160 Quad-core 2.24G
MEMORY Support Dual Channel DDR3L 1600/1066 MHz
2 x DDR3 DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 8GB Memory for DDR3L-1600 OR 16GB Memory for DDR3L-1066
※The DIMM must be installed to DIMMA1 slot first.
EXPANSION SLOT 1 x PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot(x1)
2 x PCI Slot
STORAGE 2 x SATA3 Connector
USB 2 x USB 3.0 Port
1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Header
LAN Realtek RTL8111H – 10/100/1000 Controller
INTEGRATED VIDEO Intel HD Graphics
Supports DX11.1
Supports HDCP
CODEC Realtek ALC662 6-Channel HD Audio
REAR I/O 1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
2 x USB 3.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x DVI Connector
1 x VGA Port
1 x RJ-45 Port
3 x Audio Connector
INTERNAL I/O 1 x Printer Header
1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Header
2 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Front Panel Header
2 x System Fan Header
1 x Serial Header
DIMENSION Micro ATX Form Factor Dimension: 22.6cm x 18.8cm ( W x L )

 

BIOSTAR J3160MP

SOC6 

CPU Intel® Celeron J3160 Quad-core 2.24G
MEMORY Support Dual Channel DDR3L 1600/1066 MHz
2 x DDR3 DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 8GB Memory for DDR3L-1600 OR 16GB Memory for DDR3L-1066
※The DIMM must be installed to DIMMA1 slot first.
EXPANSION SLOT 1 x PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot(x1)
2 x PCI Slot
STORAGE 2 x SATA3 Connector
USB 2 x USB 3.0 Port
1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Header
LAN Realtek RTL8111H – 10/100/1000 Controller
INTEGRATED VIDEO Intel HD Graphics
Supports DX11.1
Supports HDCP
CODEC Realtek ALC662 6-Channel HD Audio
REAR I/O 1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
2 x USB 3.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x COM Port
1 x Printer Port
1 x VGA Port
1 x RJ-45 Port
3 x Audio Connector
INTERNAL I/O 1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Header
2 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Front Panel Header
2 x System Fan Header
1 x Serial Header
H/W MONITORING CPU / System Temperature Monitoring
System Fan Monitoring
System Voltage Monitoring
DIMENSION Micro ATX Form Factor Dimension: 22.6cm x 19.5cm ( W x L )

Read more about BIOSTAR Braswell Refresh lineup:

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/event/braswell/index.htm

Visit the new BIOSTAR website at: http://www.biostar.com.tw

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ABOUT BIOSTAR

BIOSTAR, is a brand 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.

 

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