9th November 2007

Biostar launches AMD 770 chipset socket AM2+ mothebroard

posted by Eric C. in Hardware, Motherboards |

Biostar is launching the TA770 A2+, a Phenom compatible socket AM2+ motherboard using the AMD 770 chipset. The AMD 770 chipset features HyperTransport3.0 and PCI Express 2.0, both of which are twice as fast as the previous revision. The TA770 A2+ features four SATA3.0Gb/s ports, two eSATA ports, four DDR2-800 slots for up to 8GB of RAM, a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot, two PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots, Gigabit LAN and Realtek HD audio. It does have RAID on the SATA3.0Gb/s ports but it only supports 0, 1, 10. Raid 5 is not supported. The eSATA ports are in the ATX I/O panel next to the USB2.0 ports, meaning you don’t have to take up any of the internal SATA3.0Gb/s ports with an eSATA bracket cable. The board doesn’t use all solid capacitors but does use them around the CPU. These are most often the first capacitors to fail, so those are the most important to use solid capacitors for as they are longer life than normal capacitors. Since the TA770 A2+ is part of Biostar’s T-series of motherboards, it’s safe to say that this board will feature at least some overclocking features but to what extent it’s overclocking capabilities will be is not clear at this time. Digitimes is reporting a suggested retail price of $90 and that the board should be available soon in China, followed by the US and Europe in mid-November.

For full specs go to Biostar’s product page here.

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