small Biostar TP35D3 A7 Deluxe Bearlake Review

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.

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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.

CPU SUPPORT

 
  • Intel� Core�2 Extreme Processor
  • Intel� Core�2 Quad Processor
  • Intel� Core�2 Duo Processor
  • Intel� Pentium� Dual-Core Processor
  • Intel� Pentium� D processor
  • Intel� Pentium� 4 Processor
  • Intel� Celeron� D Processor
  • Intel� Celeron� Processor 400 Sequence
  • Support Intel� 45nm CPU
  • FSB

     
  • Support FSB 800/1066/1333MHz
  • MEMORY

     
  • Support Dual Channel DDR3 667/800/1066/1333 MHz
  • 4 x DDR3 DIMM Memory Slot
  • Max. Supports up to 8GB Memory
  • Support DDR3 1333MHz While Using FSB 1333 CPU
  • EXPANSION SLOT

     
  • 2 x PCI Slots
  • 3 x PCI-E x1 Slot
  • 1 x PCI-E x16 Slot
  • STORAGE

     
  • 6 x SATA2 3Gb/s Connector
  • 1 x eSATA2 3Gb/s Connector by Marvell 88SE6121
  • 1 x IDE Connector by Marvell 88SE6121
  • Support SATA RAID: 0,1,0+1,5
  • USB

     
  • 6 x USB 2.0 Port
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Header
  • GbE

     
  • 2 x Marrvell 88E8056 – 10/100/1000 Controller
  • CODEC

     
  • Realtek ALC888 8+2-Channel HD Audio
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    REAR I/O

     
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
  • 2 x eSATA2 3Gb/s Connector
  • 6 x USB 2.0 Port
  • 2 x RJ-45 Port
  • 6 x Audio Connector
  • INTERNAL I/O

     
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 6 x SATA2 3Gb/s Connector
  • 1 x IDE Connector by Marvell 88SE6121
  • 1 x Front Audio Header
  • 1 x CD-IN Header
  • 1 x S/PDIF-IN Header
  • 1 x S/PDIF-OUT Header
  • 1 x CPU FAN Header
  • 1 x North Bridge FAN Header
  • 1 x System FAN Header
  • 1 x Printer Header
  • 1 x Serial Header
  • DIMENSION

     
  • ATX Form Factor Dimension: 24.4cm X 30.5cm ( W x L )
  • OS SUPPORT

     
  • Support Windows 2000 / XP / XP 64 / Vista / Vista 64
  • ACCESSORIES

     
  • 1 x IDE Cable
  • 1 x FDD Cable
  • 6 x SATA Cable
  • 6 x SATA Power Cable
  • 1 x S/PDIF Cable
  • 1 x I/O Shield
  • 1 x CD Driver
  • 1 x User Manual
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