Biostar Adds TB85 to Bitcoin Mining Motherboard Line

Biostar has added a new B85 chipset based motherboard to their Bitcoin mining line. The Biostar TB85 supports all the standard features inherent on the Intel B85 Express platform including support for the latest 4th Generation Intel Core processors, DD3 support up to 1600MHz, Intel Rapid Start, Smart Connect and Small Business Advantage technologies.

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For users who want to build a dedicated Cryptocurrency mining machine with the Biostar TB85 can make use of its five PCI-E x1 2.0 lanes (via x1 to x16 adapter) with its native PCI-E 3.0 x16 graphics lane for running six graphics cards simultaneously. Additional power can be fed to the PCI-E slots via two MOLEX plugs onboard. Biostar clearly does not think they are late in the game with GPU mining, although in my opinion it would have been better with open ended PCI-E 2.0 slots rather than closed one since extenders will be necessary in this case and negates the point of having powered slots to begin with.

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The Biostar TB85 motherboard is also equipped with a Realtek RTL8111G Gigabit LAN Controller and a Realtek ALC892 HD Audio codec.  More information can be found on the official product page: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=734#ov

ChipsetIntel B85
CPU SUPPORTIntel® Core™ i7 LGA 1150 Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 LGA 1150 Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 LGA 1150 Processor
Intel® Pentium® LGA 1150 Processor
Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 95Watt
MEMORYSupport Dual Channel DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz
2 x DDR3 DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 16GB Memory
EXPANSION SLOT1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot
5 x PCI-E x1 2.0 Slot
STORAGE4 x SATA3 Connector
2 x SATA2 Connector
USB2 x USB 3.0 Port
1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Header
LANRealtek RTL8111G – 10/100/1000 Controller
INTEGRATED VIDEOBy CPU model
Supports DX11.1
Supports HDCP
CODECRealtek ALC892 8-Channel Blu-ray Audio
REAR I/O1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
2 x USB 3.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x DVI Connector
1 x VGA Port
1 x RJ-45 Port
3 x Audio Connector
INTERNAL I/O1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Header
4 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector
2 x SATA2 3Gb/s Connector
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x S/PDIF-OUT Header
1 x CPU FAN Header
2 x System FAN Header
1 x Serial Header
1 x CIR Header
H/W MonitoringCPU / System Temperature Monitoring
CPU / System Fan Monitoring
Smart / Manual CPU Fan Control
System Voltage Monitoring
DIMENSIONATX Form Factor Dimension: 29.5cm x 21cm ( W x L )
OS SUPPORTSupport Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1
Bundle SoftwareBIO-Remote2
BIO-Remote
Smart Speed LAN
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
ACCESSORIES2 x SATA Cable
1 x I/O Shield
1 x DVD Driver
1 x User Manual
FEATURESWindows 8 Ready
Supports 100% Solid capacitor
Supports Charger Booster
Supports BIOS Online Update

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