BIOSTAR B360GT3S Motherboard Review

A Closer Look

 

BIOSTAR’s B360GT3S is considered a standard Micro-ATX board.

The back of the board is clear of components and only has a large serial number label. You can also see here BIOSTAR isolates the audio area of the board to minimize interference and improve audio quality, not something you typically see on the more budget-friendly designs.

Rear I/O packs VGA and DVI-D video output along an HDMI 1.4 port. Also includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, 4x USB 3.1 Gen1, one of which is type-C, 2x USB 2.0, a PS/2 keyboard port, and 6x Audio ports.

The top of the board has the CPU socket centered with a 7-phase VRM around it and four DDR4 DIMM slots to the right. A pair of 4-pin fan headers sits along the top edge with the 8-pin EPS connection for CPU power.

The bottom of the board has a single reinforced PCIe x16 fed from the CPU, an x1 connection and a PCIe x16 (x4 actual) from the chipset. Twin M.2 slots surround the main PCIe x16. Along the bottom, you have your front panel audio connection, a SPDIF digital audio header, a fan header, a USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 front panel headers. Front panel I/O connections and a BIOS select switch sit closer to the front.

The Main 24-pin power sits next to the ram with four SATA ports under it. Two more SATA ports are on the front edge of the board just below.

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