Biostar Unveils Its X570 Racing GT8 Motherboard: PCIe Gen 4, DDR4-4000 and Triple M.2by Gavin Bonshor on May 13, 2019 11:30 AM EST
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It what seems to be an inadvertent move, Biostar has released information about its upcoming X570 Racing GT8 motherboard ahead of AMD's unveiling of the new X570 chipset. This announcement highlights certain specifications surrounding the X570 chipset and the X570 Racing GT8 itself including PCIe Gen 4, and support for high speed DDR4-4000 DDR4 memory.
While there's an element of mystery around the full and final details of the X570 chipset on AMD's AM4 socket, the unveiling of the X570 Racing GT8 motherboard confirms that X570 will feature PCIe 4.0. All told, it looks like the X570 Racing GT8 has three full-length PCIe slots, with two fed by the CPU supporting x16/x0 and x8/x8 configurations, the third full-length slot fed by the chipset at x4, and three PCIe 4.0 x1 slots. Biostar is advertising the X570 GT8 to feature a 12-phase power delivery which is fed by a pair of 12 V ATX power connectors which consists of an 8-pin and 4-pin.
The seemingly accidental reveal is interesting as the official specifications notes support for DDR4-4000 which leads us to believe that the IMC on the impending Ryzen 3000 series processors will feature a stronger memory controller (IMC) than the previous 2000 series. This makes things interesting as we found AMD's Infinity Fabric interconnect scaled well with memory frequency and with a higher standard surely to be set with the new 7nm manufacturing process, it could go one step further in regards to memory performance.
From the PDF file found on the official Biostar website initially spotted by VideoCardz, we know that the X570 Racing GT8 is ATX sized and will feature three M.2 slots PCIe 4.0 x4/SATA slots, with six SATA ports rounding off the storage capabilities. Design wise the board has a black PCB with grey printing and includes three buttons for power, resetting, with the function of the third button currently unclear. We don't know if the board has onboard RGB LED lighting, but we know that the X570 GT8 will have two RGB 5050 LED headers for users to utilize.
Also included is a Realtek ALC1220 8-channel HD audio codec which provides five 3.5 mm audio jacks and an S/PDIF optical output on the rear panel, as well as a single 1 GbE LAN port powered by an Intel I211-AT controller. For users looking to use AMD's Ryzen APUs, the rear panel also has a set of video outputs including a mini-DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI-D output. Due to the inclusion of the ASMedia ASM2142 and ASM1543 USB controllers, the Biostar X570 Racing GT8 will feature two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports (Type-A and Type-C) with four USB 3.0 Gen1 Type-A ports and four USB 2.0 ports. Users can expand upon this with an additional four USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports and four USB 2.0 ports through the board's front-panel USB headers.
As it currently stands, the availability of the Biostar X570 Racing GT8 is unclear given that the X570 chipset hasn't officially been announced by AMD at present; this also stretches to the pricing as no information is currently available.
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Marlin1975 - Monday, May 13, 2019 - linkReally, Racing? But YES!!! the 500 series boards are coming. Means Zen2 is very close.
Hopefully there will be some mATX x570 boards or release of the B550 chipset as well.
BigDragon - Monday, May 13, 2019 - linkI think Biostar noticed gamers like racing chairs, so they applied the racing thing to their hardware. Makes no sense to me. Marketing of gamer products is rather ridiculous.
I really wanted to say that I agree with you about the mATX/uATX boards. ATX boards are oversized I think. Making things smaller, but still useful, is great. mATX/uATX is the sweet spot. Mini-ITX is too small/impractical though.
AlHayes - Monday, May 13, 2019 - linkI personally would like the Mini-ITX to fit in my LANbox. Micro-ATX doesn't leave much room for airflow! Hopefully the lowprofile heatsink or Corsair liquid cooler will fit. Should be the same as the previous AM4s.
Hul8 - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - linkIt's not about racing per se; Every computer hardware maker needs some fast or impressive sounding words in their product names. "Gaming" was taken, and besides, is completely superfluous in terms of association.
drexnx - Monday, May 13, 2019 - linkeh, makes as much sense as STRIX or AORUS or ROG or Taichi or MEG or whatever. They're all kinda awful.
Irata - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - linkA non-tacky (no rgb lights, no weird color schemes) top of the line mainboard would indeed be nice.
Tams80 - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - linkNonsense! We need a SMEG line of products though!
Hul8 - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - linkAdd "-MA" in the for the Micro-ATX variant.
Fallen Kell - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - linkToo bad this one went so far as to include 2xRGB LED strip headers built-in because that just doesn’t scream of having other built-in LEDs that they want you to be able to sync your entire case with....
cosmotic - Monday, May 13, 2019 - linkAh yes, a JPEG