Biostar sticks a Type-R logo on its Racing Series mobos

— 9:38 AM on December 31, 2015

Biostar is adding a trio of motherboards to its lineup today under the Racing Series umbrella. The mobos are clad in a racing motif with checkered flags, LED lighting, and a bright red "R" that's suspiciously similar to Honda's Type-R logo.

Aspiring racers get three choices of motherboard, each named after the chipset it's based on: Z170GT7, B150GT5, and H170GT3. All the models come with Intel I-219V Ethernet adapters, dual BIOS chips, and onboard LED lighting. Light jockeys can add to the boards's bling using the onboard 5050 LED strip connectors.

The Z170GT7 supports DDR4 DIMMs up to 3200 MT/s, and comes with four PCIe 3.0 x16 and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. The storage subsystem comprises an M.2 slot with four lanes of PCIe 3.0 connectivity and three SATA Express ports that should also be usable as six SATA 6Gbps ports. Peripheral connectivity comes by way of a USB 3.1 Type-C connector, plus two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports.

Meanwhile, the mid-range B150GT5 can handle DDR4-2133 memory, and it also has two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots and one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot. Biostar saw fit to add three standard PCI slots to this board for some reason. Four SATA 6Gbps ports and a SATA Express connector handle storage duties. For peripheral connectivity, the board provides two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports.

Lastly, the H170GT3 model comes with two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots and two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. The B150GT5's three PCI slots are traded in for a much more useful M.2 connector with four PCIe 3.0 lanes, which complements the board's two SATA 6Gbps ports and its single SATA Express connector. Four USB 3.0 connectors and two USB 2.0 ports round out the package. Biostar says these motherboards should be available soon in its eBay store.

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