(News Corner) Upgrade and Enjoy the Performance of RYZEN with Affordable BIOSTAR RACING Micro-ATX Motherboards

Perfect balance of cost and performance with BIOSTAR RACING B350GT3 & RACING B350ET2

March 9th, 2017, TAIPEI, TAIWAN – BIOSTAR is proud to introduce new additions to its growing AMD RYZEN motherboard lineup designed with the perfect balance of cost and performance with the new RACING B350GT3 and RACING B350ET2 motherboards, the first micro-ATX motherboards for AMD RYZEN. Featuring support for AM4 socket processors including AMD RYZEN which deliver incredible multithreaded performance at less price than its competitor, the BIOSTAR RACING B350GT3 and RACING B350ET2 allows users who want to unleash the power of AMD RYZEN without spending too much.

BIOSTAR sets the stage for the micro-ATX AM4 market as the pioneer in including RGB LED function in its micro-ATX B350 motherboards. The BIOSTAR RACING B350GT3 is ideal for system builders and gamers that want an RGB lighting-capable system with the latest AMD B350 chipset.

In addition to this, the BIOSTAR RACING B350ET2 sets itself apart from the competition by introducing 1.5V USB charger functionality and SATA POWER characteristics, perfect for iCafe owners who want to feature LED-equipped gaming headphones from the USB.

The new BIOSTAR RACING Series motherboards for AMD AM4 sockets support the latest AMD RYZEN 7 8-core processors and feature support for DDR4-2667 memory via the B350 chipset which offers plenty of connectivity for upgraders. BIOSTAR uses 100% solid capacitors on both motherboards for guaranteed durability and Hi-Fi audio for a great entertainment and listening experience.

The RACING B350GT3 comes bundled with World of Tanks premium gifts and will have an MSRP of $109. The RACING B350ET2 will have an MSRP of $79 and will include World of Tanks premium gifts.

BIOSTAR RACING 2nd-Gen Series Features
Level up your gaming experience with BIOSTAR RACING series features designed to give gamers the edge they need in-game to both enjoy and excel at the same time.

Advanced Gaming Network Optimization

FLY.NET(for RACING B350GT3)
AMD AM4 RACING motherboards come with the new networking solution for gaming: the DRAGON LAN together with FLY.NETbandwidth management software which automatically detects the best settings for your bandwidth, maximising priority to those that need it the most meaning games will receive a smoother experience with improved lower latencies and an ultra-stable network connection when running multiple software that utilise the network.

Lighting up Your Life with RACING Style

VIVID LED DJ(for RACING B350GT3 & RACING B350ET2)
Design your own LED visual effects and custom lighting with the exclusive RACING Series software from BIOSTAR: the Vivid LED DJ utility. With multiple customizations and preset options to customise the colour schemes and light effects of your motherboard, be ready to show-off your personal style with your gaming system with BIOSTAR RACING Series.

5050 LED Fun Zone(for RACING B350GT3 & RACING B350ET2)
The brand-new 5050 LED Fun Zone comes with two 5050 LED headers to bring more colourful lighting options to DIY lovers. This improves upon the original feature allowing for a much more flexible way of adding lights to your system.

Dual BIOS (for RACING B350GT3)
The new BIOSTAR RACING Series motherboards feature excellent DIY tools for ease-of-use and maintenance including DUAL BIOS protection for deep-level of system protection. The DUAL BIOS allows users to manually select between two BIOS, keeping each BIOS chip independent from each other to protect the system in the occurrence of a BIOS corruption. Easily flash back a working version or maintain two different versions for flexibility.

USB Music Power(for RACING B350ET2)
BIOSTAR is dedicated to delivering the best audio and the USB Music Power is the perfect technology for delivering precise and stable power to USB gaming headsets for clear audio, both for games and music.

Immersive Gaming Experience with World of Tanks
BIOSTAR RACING Series motherboard users will receive free invite codes for content bonus packs which include the premium gifts for World of Tanks gamers in the Asia server. World of Tanks is one of the most immersive games out right now and superb graphics give the game a realistic feel and experiencing it with the new BIOSTAR RACING B350 GT3 & ET2 makes the game more fluid so you get immersed in the true World of Tanks experience.

Specification

Model RACING B350GT3 RACING B350ET2
Chipset AMD B350
CPU Support AMD A-series APU / RYZEN CPU / NPU for Socket AM4
Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 95Watt
Memory Support Support Dual Channel DDR4 2667/ 2400/ 2133/ 1866 MHz
4 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 64GB Memory
* DDR4 2667 for AMD Ryzen CPU
Ryzen – DDR Maximum Frequency Support Table

Maximum DIMMA1 DIMMA2 DIMMB1 DIMMB2
DDR4-2667 SR
DDR4-2667 DR
DDR4-2667 SR SR
DDR4-2400 DR
DDR4-2133 SR SR SR SR
DDR4-1866 DR DR DR DR

SR: Single-rank DIMM, 1R x4 or 1R x8
DR: Dual rank DIMMs, 2R x4 or 2R x8

Support Dual Channel DDR4 2667/ 2400/ 2133/ 1866 MHz
2 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 32GB Memory
* DDR4 2667 for AMD Ryzen CPU
Ryzen – DDR Maximum Frequency Support Table

Maximum DIMMA1 DIMMB1
DDR4-2667 SR
DDR4-2667 DR
DDR4-2667 SR SR
DDR4-2400 DR DR

SR: Single-rank DIMM, 1R x4 or 1R x8
DR: Dual rank DIMMs, 2R x4 or 2R x8

Expansion Slot 1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot(x16 for Ryzen CPU only, NPU/APU run at x8 speed)
1 x PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot(x4)(share bandwidth w/ PCI-E x1 slot, when PCI-E x1 is occupied, PCI-E x16(x4) will run at x1 speed)
2 x PCI-E x1 2.0 Slot
1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot(x16 for Ryzen CPU only, NPU/APU run at x8 speed)

2 x PCI-E x1 3.0 Slot

Storage 4 x SATA3 Connector
Support SATA RAID: 0,1,10
1 x M.2 Key M 32Gb/s Connector, support M.2 type 2242/ 2260/ 2280 SATA 6Gb/s & PCI-E Storage
* M.2 (32Gb/s) : The bandwidth is depended on CPU, Ryzen is 32Gb/s ; APU & NPU is 16Gb/s.
4 x SATA3 Connector
Support SATA RAID: 0,1,10
USB 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Port
4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Port
1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Header
4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Port
1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Port(only 5V power, up to 1.5A)
2 x USB 2.0 Header
LAN Realtek RTL8118AS – 10/100/1000 Controller
Support Super LAN Surge Protection
Realtek RTL8111H – 10/100/1000 Controller
Support Super LAN Surge Protection
Integrated Video By CPU model
Supports DX12
Supports HDCP
Codec RRealtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio
Support Biostar Hi-Fi

For more information on the BIOSTAR RACING B350GT3, see official product page here: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=870

For more information on the BIOSTAR RACING B350ET2, see official product page here: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=869

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

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 to 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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