BIOSTAR Debuts World’s First and Only Mini-ITX Motherboard for AMD RYZEN

Posted by Ryan Rudd on Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:31am

BIOSTAR Debuts World’s First and Only Mini-ITX Motherboard for AMD RYZEN

Compact and feature-packed motherboards for the AM4 platform

April 20th 2017, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR is thrilled to announce the latest addition to the growing mini-ITX family of BIOSTAR motherboards with the introduction of the world’s first mini-ITX motherboards for AMD AM4 platform and the first mini-ITX RGB LED-capable motherboards with AMD X370 and AMD B350 chipsets. BIOSTAR is pleased to welcome the new BIOSTAR RACING X370GTN and RACING B350GTN mini-ITX motherboards into the RACING Series family. Both motherboards aim to deliver the best balance of form and function, delivering the full potential that the AMD AM4 platform offers especially with AMD RYZEN CPUs, all in a small package.  The BIOSTAR RACING X370GTN and RACING B350GTN comes equipped with BIOSTAR 2nd-gen RACING features like 5050 LED Fun Zone with dual 5050 LED header for DIY customization, the BIOSTAR exclusive VIVID LED DJ with full RGB LED control that lets enthusiasts design their own system lighting with precise control. Together with that, BIOSTAR also adds performance and quality features for maximum system performance and stability.

With the multi-threaded performance of AMD RYZEN CPUs, it’s a great choice for content creators and professionals looking for a highly-accessible, high-performance processor to help them in their work and together with BIOSTAR RACING Series AM4 mini-ITX motherboards, it makes it easy to maximize your workspace by building a system with a relatively small footprint that does big things.

 

Perfect for Small-Form Factor Systems

The mini-ITX form factor is the perfect for small form factor (SFF) systems and with today’s powerful components, you can make the perfect SFF gaming or workstation with the right parts. BIOSTAR’s RACING X370GTN and RACING B350GTN allows system builders, power users, enthusiasts to create their perfect SFF system without compromising performance.

The size of the new mini-ITX motherboards from BIOSTAR allows modders to create mind-bending works and BIOSTAR knows this perfectly well as the new RACING Series motherboards including the new mini-ITX models include supports for RGB lighting for the perfect fusion of performance and style.

The BIOSTAR RACING X370GTN will have an MSRP of $129 and the RACING B350GTN has a $109 MSRP.


BIOSTAR RACING X370GTN

 

BIOSTAR RACING B350GTN

 

The 2nd-Gen BIOSTAR RACING Series AM4 Motherboard Lets You Light It Your Way

Both motherboard in the series will feature high-reliability Realtek Dragon LAN ethernet solution with built-in BIOSTAR LAN surge protection for maximum LAN protection.

The AM4 family of 2nd-Gen RACING series motherboards from BIOSTAR all features all the new motherboards feature VIVID LED DJ support and 5050 LED Fun Zone with two 5050 headers for full lighting customization freedom.

VIVID LED DJ

Design your own LED effect with BIOSTAR VIVID LED DJ. Control your motherboard LED light via VIVID LED DJ utility including special effects like music-reactive LED animation.

5050 LED Fun Zone

The brand-new 5050 LED Fun Zone comes with two 5050 LED headers to bring more colorful lighting options to DIY lovers. This improves upon the original feature allowing for a much more flexible way of adding lights to your system.

 

 

Advanced Gaming Network Optimization

FLY.NET

AMD AM4 RACING motherboards come with the new networking solution for gaming: the DRAGON LAN together with FLY.NET bandwidth management software which automatically detects the best settings for your bandwidth, maximizing priority to those that need it the most meaning games will receive a smoother experience with improved lower latencies and an ultra-stable network connection when running multitple software that utilize the network.

 

USB3.1 Gen2 Type- C Reversible Design for Ease of Use and Faster Performance

The new BIOSTAR RACING X370GTN and RACING B350GTN feature USB3.1 Type-C port which offer double the data-rate than USB3.1. This allows faster transfers and larger bandwidth for your devices. The Type C connector also allows ease-of-use and universal compatibility with Type-C-compatible devices which uses a reversible connector design for utmost convenience. USB3.1 Type-C also supports 3A with standard cables allowing increased charging times up to 50% versus Type-A cables.

Immersive Gaming Experience with World of Tanks and BIOSTAR RACING Series

Indulge in the most realistic armored warfare experience with BIOSTAR and World of Tanks as they bring gamers closer to the actual battlefield with superb performance. Enjoy the BIOSTAR advantage in World of Tanks when you buy a BIOSTAR RACING motherboard, VGA or peripheral where you will receive an exclusive invite codes for premium gift packs for World of Tanks Asia server players. Charge into battle with the BIOSTAR advantage.

Both motherboards feature plenty of fast connectivity with four USB3.0 ports, two USB3.1 Gen2 ports with a traditional Type-A and the new reversible Type-C ports available. Legacy PS2 support for older devices and multimedia output including HDMI and DVI as well as SPDIF and 5 audio output ports for multi-channel setups.

Specifications

 

Model

RACING X370GTN

RACING B350GTN

CPU Support

 

AMD A-series APU / Ryzen CPU / NPU for Socket AM4

Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 95Watt

Chipset

AMD X370

AMD B350

Memory

 

Support Dual Channel DDR4 3200(OC)/ 2933(OC)/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133/ 1866 MHz

Support Non-ECC & ECC Un-buffered DIMM Memory modules

2 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot

Max. Supports up to 32GB Memory

* DDR4 2667 for AMD Ryzen CPU

Ryzen - DDR Maximum Frequency Support Table (For better DDR4 compatibility, it is recommended to follow the table below to install DDR4 modules. Please refer to memory support list for more details.)

Maximum

DIMMA1

DIMMB1

DDR4-2667

SR

-

DDR4-2667

DR

-

DDR4-2667

SR

SR

DDR4-2400

DR

DR

SR:Single-rank DIMM, 1R x4 or 1R x8
DR:Dual-rank DIMMs, 2R x4 or 2R x8
 

Storage

4 x SATA3 Connector

Support SATA RAID: 0,1,10

1 x M.2 Key M 32Gb/s Connector, support M.2 type 2260/ 2280 SATA 6Gb/s & PCI-E Storage(on the back of the motherboard)

* M.2 (32Gb/s) : The bandwidth is depended on CPU, Ryzen is 32Gb/s ; APU & NPU is 16Gb/s.

LAN

Realtek RTL8118AS - 10/100/1000 Controller

Support Super LAN Surge Protection

Audio

Realtek ALC892 8-Channel Blu-ray Audio

Support BIOSTAR Hi-Fi

USB

1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gb/s) Type-C port (1 on rear I/Os)

1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gb/s) Type-A port (1 on rear I/Os)

6x USB 3.1 Gen1 (5Gb/s) port (4 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal header)

2x USB 2.0 port (2 via internal header)

Expansion Slots

1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot(x16 for Ryzen CPU only, NPU/APU run at x8 speed)

Rear I/Os

1 x PS/2

1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port

1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Port

4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Port

1 x HDMI Connector, resolution up to 4096 x 2160 @24Hz or 3840 x 2160 @30Hz

1 x DVI-D Connector, resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz

1 x RJ-45 Port

5 x Audio Connector

1 x S/PDIF Out Port

Internal I/Os

1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header

1 x USB 2.0 Header

4 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector

1 x M.2 Key M 32Gb/s Connector, support M.2 type 2260/ 2280 SATA 6Gb/s & PCI-E Storage(on the back of the motherboard)

1 x Front Audio Header

1 x Front Panel Header

1 x CPU Fan Header

1 x System Fan Header

2 x 5050 LED Header

Form Factor

Mini ITX Form Factor Dimension: 17cm x 17cm ( W x L )

OS Support

Support Windows 7(x64) / 10(x64)

 

For more information on the BIOSTAR RACING X370GTN, see official product page here: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=879

For more information on the BIOSTAR RACING B350GTN, see official product page here: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=878

Visit the new BIOSTAR website at: http://www.biostar.com.tw

 

ABOUT BIOSTAR

BIOSTAR, is a brand dedicated to the production of motherboards, graphics cards, industrial computing systems, IoT, and healthcare solution. Since its establishment in 1986, the BIOSTAR GROUP has become a major motherboard supplier in the IT industry as well as in IoT, Internet of Things. In order to pursue the best quality and aesthetic design, BIOSTAR has invested heavily in ID design, equipment, global marketing research as well as R & D. With a constant emphasis on quality, BIOSTAR always seeks to beyond better and race to the future.