With a whole new range of Intel P35 motherboard makers fighting to be the ultimate contender, its no exception that Biostar would join in the contest.
Today we find out how well a fight the Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe puts up.
Being a member of the flagship range of Biostar Motherboards, this board does live up to it’s expected features and ecstatic qualities. With support for 4x DDR3-1333, 8-CH audio, 12 USB 2.0, Dual LAN, 1 PCI-Ex16, 3 PCI-Ex1, 2 eSATA, etc. It sure is feature packed, only a pity that it doesn’t have dual PCI-E x16, but that’s a chipset limitation we’ll see lifted with upcoming X38 chipset motherboards. Also inclusive of thier proprietary utilities for overclock and recovery, great looking Black colored PCB, classy bronze copper, with contrasting orange and white connectors, I’m pretty sure this will be a looker from your side panel.
BUT BUT But… will this board stand up to our performance test? You stick around to find out.
But first have a look at the specifications.
| ||Intelï¿½ Coreï¿½2 Extreme ProcessorIntelï¿½ Coreï¿½2 Quad ProcessorIntelï¿½ Coreï¿½2 Duo ProcessorIntelï¿½ Pentiumï¿½ Dual-Core ProcessorIntelï¿½ Pentiumï¿½ D processorIntelï¿½ Pentiumï¿½ 4 ProcessorIntelï¿½ Celeronï¿½ D ProcessorIntelï¿½ Celeronï¿½ Processor 400 SequenceSupport Intelï¿½ 45nm CPU|
| ||Support FSB 800/1066/1333MHz|
| ||Support Dual Channel DDR3 667/800/1066/1333 MHz4 x DDR3 DIMM Memory SlotMax. Supports up to 8GB MemorySupport DDR3 1333MHz While Using FSB 1333 CPU|
| ||2 x PCI Slots3 x PCI-E x1 Slot1 x PCI-E x16 Slot|
| ||6 x SATA2 3Gb/s Connector1 x eSATA2 3Gb/s Connector by Marvell 88SE61211 x IDE Connector by Marvell 88SE6121Support SATA RAID: 0,1,0+1,5|
| ||6 x USB 2.0 Port3 x USB 2.0 Header|
| ||2 x Marrvell 88E8056 – 10/100/1000 Controller|
| ||Realtek ALC888 8+2-Channel HD Audio|
| ||1 x PS/2 Mouse1 x PS/2 Keyboard2 x eSATA2 3Gb/s Connector6 x USB 2.0 Port2 x RJ-45 Port6 x Audio Connector|
| ||3 x USB 2.0 Header6 x SATA2 3Gb/s Connector1 x IDE Connector by Marvell 88SE61211 x Front Audio Header1 x CD-IN Header1 x S/PDIF-IN Header1 x S/PDIF-OUT Header1 x CPU FAN Header1 x North Bridge FAN Header1 x System FAN Header1 x Printer Header1 x Serial Header|
| ||ATX Form Factor Dimension: 24.4cm X 30.5cm ( W x L )|
| ||Support Windows 2000 / XP / XP 64 / Vista / Vista 64|
| ||1 x IDE Cable1 x FDD Cable6 x SATA Cable6 x SATA Power Cable1 x S/PDIF Cable1 x I/O Shield1 x CD Driver1 x User Manual|