Biostar N3150NH Motherboard With Integrated Intel N3150 CPU Review

System Configuration, CPU-Z, BIOS, and Software

Testing Hardware:

  • Biostar N3150NH Motherboard
  • Elpida 4MB 1066MHz DRR3 Memory
  • Patriot Ignite 960GB Solid State Drive
  • Spotswood Small Tech Station
  • XFX PRO850W XXX Edition 850w Silver Power Supply

Testing Operating System:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home

General System Benchmarks:

  • PCMark 8
  • Super Pi

CPU Benchmarks:

  • Fritz Chess
  • Cinebench R15 CPU
  • 7-Zip

Storage Benchmarks:

  • ATTO Disk Benchmark
  • AS SSD

Game Benchmarks:

  • Cinebench R15 OpenGL
  • Unigine Heaven
  • 3Dmark
  • Bioshock: Infinite
  • Metro: Last Light
  • Thief
  • Tomb Raider

CPU-Z

The Intel Celeron N3150 Quad Core processor looks very much like its bigger brothers, minus the large L3 cache.

BIOS

The N3150NH BIOS is similar to the previous generation of Biostar motherboards. The sheer number of screens and settings are far too numerous to display here, so we will just take a look at the basics. The screens are fairly self-explanatory.

I found the BIOS to be a bit counterintuitive, though still easy to use. I did not really have any difficulty finding the settings that I wanted to change, but everything seemed to be laid out a bit backwards from what I am used to.

Software

Biostar has included several software utilities.

There is also a very simple BIOS update tool.

eHot-Line allows the user to contact Biostar customer support quickly and easily if assistance is ever needed.

The BIOSCreen Utility application also for changing the BIOS splash screen background.

A simple temperature monitoring utility keeps track of those warmer components.

Smart Speed LAN has real-time analysis interface ensures you to obtain control of web related programs. With the status window, you can recognize which data streams you are currently transferring.

 

Now onto Performance Testing.

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