BIOSTAR Racing B150GT5 Motherboard Review

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Posted by Damon Bailey on Monday, September 26, 2016 - 8:00am

Introduction

If you’ve recently been shopping for a new motherboard, it’s hard to miss the barrage of high end, enthusiast grade and “gaming” motherboards on the market today. Many of these boards with feature lists 3 miles long, with price tags to match. The simple truth is that main stream use, such as pre-built and work station PC makes up a far larger piece of the market. Much larger than enthusiasts. Sometimes you want to gaming features, without paying the gaming premium. What if you just need something simple, but you don’t want to sacrifice the aesthetic of a gaming motherboard? Well Biostar may have the solution to your problem with their Racing B150GT5 motherboard. However, does it make sense to mix the features of a gaming motherboard with a lower end chipset? We put the B150GTS to the test to answer that very question. We’d like to thank the good people at Biostar for allowing us to review the B150GTS. Now let’s see how it held up to the competition.

Biostar's take on the Racing B150GT5: Future! - RACING B170GT5

  • Support for 6th Gen Intel Core Processors
  • Intel B150 single chip architecture
  • Support 4-DIMM DDR4-2133/ 1866 up to 64G maximum capacity
  • BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Technology inside
  • Support USB 3.0
  • Support SATA Express(16Gb/s)

BIOSTAR is proud to introduce the flagship of the new RACING series: RACING B150GT5 motherboard. Flaunting the new Super 5 Design Concept, the RACING B150GT5 flaunts the best of the BIOSTAR RACING series together with its latest motherboard design features including Vivid LED DJ, the all new RACING IO armor, carbon-fiber design treatment on the heatsink, checkered flag PCB print on a matte black surface treatment and Titanium-color RACING audio shielding.

The BIOSTAR RACING B150GT5 features support the latest Intel 6th-generation Core processors featuring the Intel B150 chipset. The board supports up to four DDR4 memory modules.

SUPER FUN– Interesting DIY Style

BIOSTAR Racing motherboard comes with the exclusive 5050 LED FUN feature for DIY lovers. You can connect LED strip with on-board 5050 header directly and control it via Vivid LED DJ.

You can control and modify the color of LED on MOS heatsink and on the edge of board. When you play music, it can perform LED light show, following melody. Moreover, Vivid LED DJ features options for designing LED visual effect, including Normal, Eco, and Sports mode on your own. Racing Series with Vivid LED DJ make your PC a coolest gaming base ever.

SUPER FACE – RACING Style

  1. Checkered Flag Silk-screen Print
  2. Matte Black PCB
  3. Titanium Audio Shielding
  4. Carbon Fiber like Heatsink

SUPER POWER – Powerful HW Design

  1. Super Durable Ferrite Choke
  2. Super Durable Solid Caps
  3. Low latency / Low-Power Intel LAN
  4. SATA Express 16b/s
  5. Dual BIOS

SUPER SOUND – Hi-Fi Zone Design

  1. Smart Ear
  2. Hi-Fi Ground Design
  3. Hi-Fi Cap
  4. ESD 15,000V proof

SUPER EASY

Touch Control &
Friendly UI Design

NEW FEATURES

Dual BIOS, Dual Protection

Dual BIOS technology offers a backup BIOS chip to take over the failed main BIOS and recover the system automatically without factory repair.

Vivid LED DJ

Racing Series exclusively features on-board LED design. Inside the creative Vivid LED DJ application, you can control and modify the colors of LED on MOS heatsink and on the edge of board. When you play music, it can perform LED light show based on the melody. Moreover, Vivid LED DJ features options for designing LED visual effect, including Normal, Eco, and Sports mode. Racing Series with Vivid LED DJ can make your PC the coolest gaming base ever.

LED color can be set to different modes or it can also be directly set with closed loop and automatic color LED.

5050 LED FUN

BIOSTAR Racing motherboard comes with the exclusive 5050 LED FUN feature for DIY lovers. You can connect LED strip with on-board 5050 header directly and control it via Vivid LED DJ.

GT TOUCH

GT Touch features exclusive Sport and ECO Mode. Under Sport mode, the system boosts the performance automatically. Under ECO mode, the system optimizes energy consumption. Besides, users could define onboard LED configuration for ECO and Sport Mode respectively via Vivid LED DJ.

The 6+ Experience

  • Speed + : DDR4, USB3.0, SATA 3, PCIE 3.0, SATA Express
  • Audio + : Biostar Hi-Fi Technology, Blu-Ray Audio
  • Video + : Dual HDMI 4K/2K, DX12, HDMI 3D, DVI
  • Durable +: Moistureproof PCB, Low RdsOn P-Pak MOS, Super Durable Ferrite Choke, Super Durable Box Header, Super Conductive Heatsink, Super Durable 100% Solid Caps
  • Protection + : ESD Protection, USB Polyswitch, OC, OV, OT Protection, Super LAN Surge Protection, Super Anti-Surge Protection
  • DIY + : Header Zone, GUI BIOS, Bio-Remote2

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