Biostar preemptively shows off P67 motherboard

Perhaps Biostar is hoping to cash in on the fresh, post-IDF buzz surrounding Sandy Bridge, or maybe it’s just ensuring everyone knows what to expect by launch time. Whatever the reason, two pictures of Biostar’s upcoming TH67XE motherboard landed in our inbox late last night.

The images, full-sized versions of which you’ll find in the gallery below, show what appears to be an enthusiast microATX mobo for Sandy Bridge. The "H67" in the model name signals the presence of an H67 chipset, likely a successor to the existing H57. Four display outputs grace the board’s I/O pane, along with FireWire, eSATA, and USB 3.0 ports. The TH67XE also looks to have a couple of internal 6Gbps Serial ATA ports, judging by the "SATA3" in small print next to them.

I felt a bout of déja vu coming on while looking at these photos, so I dug up this summer’s Computex coverage. Sure enough, we got to see an earlier prototype of this very motherboard at the show, next to a full-sized P67 offering. If I recall correctly, Biostar was one of the only two motherboard makers with 6-series prototypes on display. (The other was MSI.)

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    • demani
    • 9 years ago

    It reminds me of an old Transformer…Jetfire or something like that.

    • stmok
    • 9 years ago

    Is that USB 3.0 natively supported by the chipset? Or by a third-party chip?

    • MadManOriginal
    • 9 years ago

    2 PCI slots out of 4 for a 2011 motherboard? Come on Biotards.

      • toyota
      • 9 years ago

      its ONE pci slot

      • Byte Storm
      • 9 years ago

      Like toyota said, one PCI, 3 PCIe.

      The red PCIe just looks smaller because of the color mind trick.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 9 years ago

        Whoopsie. That’s what I get for looking at TR first thing in the morning before my eyes are awake 😀 I just thought it was yet another Biostar slot layout fail.

      • PainIs4ThaWeak
      • 9 years ago

      MadMan – Whats the deal? You’re slipping man, lol.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 9 years ago

        Too much OT spent in front of the computer is wearing out my eyes :p Can’t complain in this economy though.

          • Meadows
          • 9 years ago

          Excuses. What kind of eyes are yours then anyway? 😉

            • MadManOriginal
            • 9 years ago

            MAYBE IF BIOTARD DIDN”T HAVE A HISTORY OF DUMBASS SLOT LAYOUTS I WOULDN”T HAVE MADE THE MISTAKE OK??!? FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

            • sweatshopking
            • 9 years ago

            You guys are crazy. F pci-e. it’s only good for games. I want PCI. that’s what my wireless card is. that’s what my tv tuner is. i use 1 pci-e x16, and the rest should be pci.

            • OneArmedScissor
            • 9 years ago

            Oh man, you’re in for it now. Cue over 9,000 replies about how PCIe has “lower latency” and no reasoning why the average person should give a damn. :p

            • bimmerlovere39
            • 9 years ago

            It’s not the presence of PCI slots that annoys me, it’s that it’s virtually impossible to avoid them. PCI is on it’s way out, and I see no reason that I would want to buy any new PCI cards. Considering I don’t own any PCI cards at the moment, they’re just wasted space.

            So yeah, they have their purpose, and I’m not saying PCI should go die in a fire. But being able to avoid them would be nice, too.

          • PainIs4ThaWeak
          • 9 years ago

          Does it 100+ hours a week ->

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