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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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

April 20,2017 - 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.

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
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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)

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