(News Corner) BIOSTAR Announces Feature-Packed Mini-ITX RACING Motherboards

The1st Mini-ITX Solution for Intel 200 Series with Kaby Lake CPU

March 24th 2017, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is proud to introduce its newest addition to the RACING Series family of motherboards with the announcement of the BIOSTAR RACING Z270GTN and RACINGB250GTN mini-ITX motherboards. BIOSTAR knows that there are plenty of enthusiasts looking for full-ATX features on mini-ITX form factors and the new BIOSTAR RACING Z270GTN and RACINGB250GTN motherboards are designed to fulfil your requirements without compromise by allowing full utilisation of the newest performance offering from Intel in a small package. The BIOSTAR RACING Z270GTN and RACINGB250GTN come packed with BIOSTAR RACING features like 5050 LED Fun Zone with dual 5050 LED header, the BIOSTAR exclusive VIVID LED DJ that allows full RGB LED control for enthusiasts making the new RACING mini-ITX boards the world’s first RGB-capable motherboards for Kaby Lake platform.Together with that, BIOSTAR also adds performance and quality features for maximum system performance and stability.

Mini-ITX form factors have become a staple in the enthusiast and quiet computing marketing thanks to their smaller footprints. From its humble beginnings, the mini-ITX form factor has evolved into a powerhouse form factor ready to go side-by-side with its full layout brothers thanks to the ingenuity of brands like BIOSTAR who put in the effort of crafting feature-rich mini-



BIOSTAR RACING 2nd-Gen Intel 200 Chipset Motherboard Series in mini-ITX form factor

The new BIOSTAR RACING Z270GTN and RACING B250GTNmini-ITX motherboards will support processors for the LGA1151 socket and will have native support for DDR4-2400 memory and up to DDR4-3200 for the RACING Z270GTN. Both motherboards in the series will feature high-reliability Intel LAN ethernet solution with built-in BIOSTAR LAN surge protection for maximum protection. Built-in M.2 connectors allow high-speed storage support. Both motherboards are also protected by BIOSTAR DUAL-BIOS technology which allows you to recover from a defective BIOS update or corruption in an instant. The mini-ITX RACIN  motherboards from BIOSTAR all features all the new motherboards feature VIVID LED DJ support and 5050 LED Fun Zone with two 5050 LED headers for full customization freedom and DIY fun. Be future-ready with BIOSTAR RACING for tomorrow’s storage technology with built-in Intel Optane Memory support.

Both BIOSTAR RACING Z270GTN and RACING B250GTN feature connectivity for plenty of options. Included are legacy PS/2 support along with two pairs of USB3.0 ports. Video output includes HDMI and DVI. The BIOSTAR Z270GTN has a mount in the rear I/O for mounting MIMO antenna when using the internal M.2 Key-E slot for the WIFI card.

Design your own LED effect with BIOSTAR VIVID LED DJ. Control your motherboard LED light via VIVID LED DJ utility including special effects like music-reactive LED animation.

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

Experience Intense Armour Warfare with World of Tanks together with BIOSTAR RACING

Indulge in the most realistic armoured warfare experience with BIOSTAR and World of Tanks as they bring gamers closer to the actual battlefield with superb performance. Enjoy the BIOSTAR advantage in World of Tanks when you buy a BIOSTAR RACING motherboard, VGA or gaming peripheral where you will receive exclusive invite codes for premium gift packs for World of Tanks Asia server players. Charge into battle with the BIOSTAR advantage.


CPU Support Socket 1151 for Intel® Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron processor
Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power): 95Watt
* Please refer to http://www.biostar.com.tw for CPU support list.
Chipset INTEL® Z270 INTEL® B250
Memory Supports Dual Channel DDR4 1866/2133/2400/3200(OC) Supports Dual Channel DDR4 1866/2133/2400
2x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot, Max. Supports up to 32 GB Memory
Each DIMM supports non-ECC 4/8/16GB DDR4 module
* DDR4-2400 for 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family.
* Please refer to http://www.biostar.com.tw for Memory support list.
Storage 4x SATA III (6Gb/s) : Supports AHCI, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 & Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
1x M.2 – Key M (32Gb/s) : Supports PCI-E / SATA SSD & Intel® Optane Technology
1x U.2 (32Gb/s) : Supports Intel® Optane Technology
4x SATA III (6Gb/s) : Supports AHCI
1x M.2 (32Gb/s) : Key M – Supports PCI-E & SATA SSD 1x U.2 (32Gb/s) : Supports Intel® Optane Technology
LAN Intel i219V
10/ 100/ 1000 Mb/s auto-negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability
Audio Codec ALC892
7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio, Hi-Fi(Front)
USB 6x USB 3.0 port (4 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)
4x USB 2.0 port (2 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)
Expansion Slots 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot
Rear I/Os 1x PS/2 Mouse / Keyboard
1x DVI-D Port
1x HDMI Port
4x USB 3.0 Port
2x USB 2.0 Port
1x LAN Port
5x Audio Jack
1x S/PDIF Out Port
Internal I/Os 4x SATA III Connector (6Gb/s)
1x U.2 Connector (32Gb/s)
1x M.2 – Key E Slot: Supports 2230 Wi-Fi
1x USB 2.0 Header (each header supports 2 USB 2.0 ports)
1x USB 3.0 Header (each header supports 2 USB 3.0 ports)
1x 8-Pin Power Connector
1x 24-Pin Power Connector
1x CPU Fan Connector
1x System Fan Connector
1x Front Panel Header
1x Front Audio Header
1x Clear CMOS Header
2x 5050 LED Header
Form Factor Mini-ITX Form Factor, 170 mm x 170 mm
OS Support Windows 7 (32/64bit) / 8.1(64bit) / 10(64bit)
* Windows 7 (32/64bit) / 8.1(64bit) for 6th Generation Intel® Core™Processor Family only.
* BIOSTAR reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.

For more information on the BIOSTAR RACING B270GTN, see official product page here: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=876

For more information on the BIOSTAR RACING B250GTN, see official product page here: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=875

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


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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