Moving on to the finer details like controllers, we checked out the Biostar’s clock generator chip, Ethernet chip and audio chip.

The ICS clock generator found on the Biostar TFORCE I45.



Gigabit Ethernet by Realtek’s RTL8111C LOM.



The I45 uses Realtek ALC888S to provide 7.1-channel high-definition audio.




Biostar TFORCE I45



Decked out in a full solid capacitor outfit, a colourful yet neat layout, and a good set of features to offer, the Biostar TFORCE I45 should attract some attention from potential buyers.

Stay tuned, as we try to get you some general performance figures and find out how much potential has board has for overclocking purposes. This board might just be one of the few worthy contenders in the mid-range segment.