• Biostar Announces TPower X79 Motherboard

    Launch of the X79 series motherboard is just right around the corner and we are still seeing X79 series boards pop up. The newest addition to Biostar's lineup is the TPower X79. No official information on this board has been released, so the only information we have will be taken from the pictures.
    From what we can tell, there are two red x16 PCI Express slots as well as a white one on the bottom, however, we can't tell what the difference is between the two. Another worrying factor is that there is a PCI2.0 logo just under the first slot (We hoped to see a PCIE 3.0 equipped board). There's also a pair of x1 PCI Express slots and a single PCI slot.

    There are a total of six SATA ports. Since there is no variation in color, we could assume that they are operating an a SATA6 bus. There's also a seventh SATA port in red just next to the main block of ports. Like many x79 motherboards, power delivery is handled with a pair of 8-pin 12V power connectors as well as a Molex connector, something overclockers might find useful though.

    The rear I/O consist of a PS/2 (really?) port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 ports, six USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA port, and audio with optical and coaxial S/PDIF out. The board also has a pin header for a pair of front USB 3.0 ports and power, reset and clear CMOS buttons as well as a POST80 debug LED display.

    Comments 3 Comments
    1. clamatowas's Avatar
      clamatowas -
      Ah its just a little fella, Timmy, look how cute it is.
    1. strudinox's Avatar
      strudinox -
      Quote Originally Posted by clamatowas View Post
      Ah its just a little fella, Timmy, look how cute it is.
    1. BabyBalla's Avatar
      BabyBalla -
      Ps2 for a lot of mechanical keyboards. Not for mouses. Which is why many manufactures still offers one lone PS2 port.