Incorporating the Intel SNB-E processor with LGA 2011 socket along with the X79 chipset, the BIOSTAR TPOWER X79 has extreme overclocking capabilities.
With the integration of the Heat-Pipe design, Three-way CrossFire SLI, Four-channel memory support, 8 USB 3.0 ports, and Nine-phase power supply design, this motherboard offers large heat-radiating fins and heat-tube radiation for better thermal conductivity.
This board from BIOSTAR reminds us of the ASUS P6X58D-E in terms of its PEG slots layout and glaring lack of support for PCIe Gen 3. This makes the TPOWER X79 seem lacking in the field of fierce competition. Even ASRock X79 Extreme4 M microATX motherboard supports PCIe Gen 3. We have previewed X79 boards from ASUS and MSI. We have also offered sneak peeks at X79 offerings from Gigabyte and ECS as well in this increasingly crowded playing field.
This board will find its niche with upgraders and rig-builders who have already invested in high-end PCIe 2.0 discrete graphics cards. The TPOWER X79 even has a full-length PCI slot for any legacy expansion cards. Such value-for-money proposition from BIOSTAR is what makes its offerings appealing to users who prefer to take a wait-and-see stance before investing in boards that are PCIe Gen 3 compliant.
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BIOSTAR proudly announces the TPOWER X79 motherboard aimed at the most demanding over-lockers and enthusiasts.
The latest Intel SNB-E processor with LGA 2011 socket along with X79 chipset is officially released on 11/14, while BIOSTAR is announcing its TPOWER X79 motherboard which indicates extreme overclocking capability, rich functionalities as well as highest standard of quality. The TPOWER X79 has the advantages of integrated Heat-Pipe design, Three-way CrossFire SLI, Four-channel memory support, Eight USB 3.0 ports, and Nine-phase luxurious power supply design.
The BIOSTAR TPOWER X79 supports the latest Intel LGA 2011 processor, with luxurious nine-phase power supply, large heat-radiating fins and heat-tube radiation for better thermal conductivity.
The TPOWER X79 supports four-channel memory which located on the two sides of CPU socket. The memory frequency supports standard 1066/1333/1600MHz, and can be overclocked to 1866/2133/2400MHz.
The extension slots consist of three PCI-E x16, two PCI-E x1 and one PCI; and CrossFireX, SLI and PCI-E 2.0 support.
The TPOWER X79 provides a Debug LED indicating lamp, buttons for booting, restarting and CMOS emptying; USB 3.0 extension insertion pins; seven SATA disk interfaces; and heat-radiating fins on the main chipset to ensure extreme overclocking and excellent system heat radiation. Another important characteristic, through the approved THX theater sound effect, an impressive and lifelike home theater environment is already in place.
On the aspect of I/O interfaces, the TPOWER X79 provides one PS/2; six USB 3.0, two USB 2.0; one eSATA 3Gbps; RJ-45; Optical fiber; S/PDIF and six channel audio interfaces.