TechPowerUp published details and photos of the forthcoming Biostar TPower X79 motherboard, you can check it out over here.
The CPU is powered by an 8-phase DuraMax VRM with active phase control and direct FETs. It draws power from two 8-pin EPS connectors, apart from the 24-pin ATX and an optional 4-pin Molex for PCIe slot stability. Apart from a strong VRM, the board makes use of POSCAP capacitors in the CPU area, and a high-quality clock generator. The VRM and chipset heatsinks are connected with a 6 mm heat pipe, the heatsinks are made of a ceramic surface material for better dissipation. The CPU is wired to just four DDR3 DIMM slots, one per channel, which shouldn't be an issue for overclockers. It gives you shorter memory traces. Apart from JEDEC speeds of up to DDR3-1600 MHz, the board supports DDR3-2400 MHz by overclocking.
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Re: Biostar TPower X79 motherboard uncovered by rickstr on Tuesday, May 08 2012 @ 10:28:09 CEST
Biostar TPower X79 is a quality product and a worthy, fully realizing the potential of the Intel X79 chipset. For other options (network, sound, etc.) Biostar TPower X79 is not inferior to its competitors. As for the proprietary technologies and advanced features, the motherboard is a solid middle. So, Biostar programmers have provided support for all of their tools (unfortunately, these applets have not changed a couple of years), and the engineers added a few low-cost pieces, such as the start button and reboot, as well as seven-segment LED POST-codes.