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Biostar launches Intel 4-series-based motherboards
Press release, June 2; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Monday 2 June 2008]

Biostar Microtech International has announced the launch of a number of Intel 4-series-based motherboards, including its TPower I45.

Biostar launched a number of motherboards based on Intel's 4-series chipsets for different user groups at different price points, including the TPower I45, TP45 HP, TP43 HP, TP45D2-A7, TP43D2-A7 and P43-A7 paired with either the ICH10R or ICH10 southbridge chipset.

The TPower I45 features a full set of BIO-TEX technologies and the latest TPower utility. The multi-functional TPower I45 uses 100% solid capacitors, while supporting 8+2 channel HD audio, two PCI-Express x16 and Cooler Harbour thermal solution.

The TPower I45 supports native FSB up to 1600MHz and dual channel DDR2 memory up to 1200MHz.

The motherboard also supports ATI CrossFireX and will be priced at US$179.

Biostar TPower I45 motherboard specifications

Item

Detail

CPU support

Supports Intel Core2 Extreme/Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron 400 Series/Celeron D processor

FSB support

1600MHz

Chipset

Intel P45/ICH10R

Socket

LGA 775

Memory

DDR2 1066MHz x4

PCI-E x16 Gen. 2

x2 (Crossfire 2x PCI-E x8)

PCI-E x1 Gen.2

x2

SATA II 3Gb/s

x6

e-SATA II 3Gb/s

2

GbE

1

USB2.0

x10

RAID

1, 5, 10

Audio

8+2 channel HD audio

Thermal solution

Space-pipe, Cooler Harbor

Voltage regulators

4 phase power

Solid capacitors

100%

BIO-TEX

Rapid Debug2, Rapid Switch2, EZ-SATA, BIOS-Flasher, BIOS-ReLife, Clean-Tone, M.I.T., 1 Click Tweak, Driver-Genii

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, June 2008

Biostar TPower I45 motherboard

Biostar TPower I45 motherboard
Photo: Company

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