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Biostar unveils Nvidia nForce 500 series motherboards for AM2 platform
Press release, May 22; Eric Mah, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 23 May 2006]

Biostar Microtech on May 23 introduced its new T-series motherboards supporting AMD's AM2 platform and nForce 500 series chipsets, the TForce 590 SLI Deluxe and TForce 570 U Deluxe.

The TForce 590 SLI Deluxe with the Nvidia nForce 590 SLI chipset belongs to the enthusiast motherboard segment, and features Nvidia technology like SLI(2x16), Linkboost and DualNet. The TForce 590 SLI Deluxe builds in a variety of I/O ports and strong overclocking hardware features such as flexible e-SATA 3Gb/s port, dual Gb LAN, LED diagnostic monitor and 6 MOSFETs with heatLimited sinks to stabilize CPU power. TForce 590 SLI Deluxe provides a complete overclocking solution to satisfy even the most demanding power user,

The TForce 570 U Deluxe with Nvidia nForce 570 Ultra chipset is a performance motherboard. It integrates 6 SATA 3Gb/s with Nvidia RAID, Dual Gb LAN for more connectivity options and LED diagnostic to monitor motherboard status.

The TForce 590 SLI Deluxe has a recommend price of US$139 while the TForce 570 U Deluxe has a recommended price of US$109. Both boards will be available for sale worldwide on May 26.

Biostar motherboard main specifications

Item

TForce 590 SLI Deluxe–Limited Edition

TForce 570 U Deluxe

CPU

Socket AM2 for AMD Athlon 64 X2/
Athlon 64 FX/Athlon 64/Sempron

Socket AM2 for AMD Athlon 64 X2/
Athlon 64 FX/Athlon 64/Sempron

Chipset

Nvidia nForce 590 SLI

Nvidia nForce 570 Ultra

Memory

4 x Dual Channel DDR2 800

4 x Dual Channel DDR2 800

Slots

2 x PCI, 2 x PCI-Ex16, 1 x PCI-Ex1, 1 x PCI-Ex4

3 x PCI, 1 x PCI-Ex16, 3 x PCI-Ex1

Audio

8+2-CH HD Audio, Dual Gb LAN

8+2-CH HD Audio, Dual Gb LAN

Ports

5 x SATA 3Gb/s with RAID, 1 x e-SATA3Gb/s, 2 x 1394a

6 x SATA 3Gb/s with RAID

Form factor

ATX Form Factor

ATX Form Factor

Photo

The TForce 590 SLI Deluxe motherboard

The TForce 570 U Deluxe motherboard

Source: Company, compiled by DigiTimes.com, May 2006

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