BIOSTAR TP67XE Intel LGA 1155 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review

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The BIOSTAR TP67XE Motherboard Unveiled

BIOSTAR TP67XE Motherboard Performance Review

When you think about motherboards, what is the first company that comes to mind? ASUS? GIGABYTE? MSI? Sure, those companies all make great products; there’s no arguing that. Though there are those out there that will, but then again there are those out there that will argue the color of the sky if it suits them. When it comes to motherboards, many don’t think about some of the smaller companies. In this case, we are referring to BIOSTAR. BIOSTAR may not be as widely known as those mentioned above, and it may shock some to know that BIOSTAR started up in 1986. Yup, BIOSTAR is turning 25 this year. If you haven’t yet guessed, we are going to be taking an in depth look at the performance and features of one of the new BIOSTAR Intel P67 motherboards.

Currently BIOSTAR offers a pair of Intel P67 motherboards. The first is BIOSTAR TP67B+ which carries an MSRP of $114.99. The BIOSTAR TP67B+ is a full ATX motherboard, and at first glance it might be a great entry level board. That board is a story for another day though. Today we have the opportunity to look at the top Intel P67 motherboard from BIOSTAR, the BIOSTAR TP67XE. The BIOSTAR TP67XE features just about all of the features you would like to see on a high end board, without the high end price tag! The BIOSTAR TP67XE comes to the field at only $149.99! That’s a great price for a motherboard that features both Crossfire and SLI, as well as just about everything else you could want.

Many of the features on the BIOSTAR TP67XE are those that we have become accustomed to as standard. USB 3.0, Firewire, and SATA 6 are some of the features that have become an expected standard. There are other features that BIOSTAR has implemented that are exclusive to BIOSTAR. BIOSTAR has a Green Power Utility that enhances the going green effect. It is accomplished by disabling the extra CPU power phases while under a light CPU load. If you are one of the many who are using an Apple iPhone, iPad or one of many Android based devices, you can set it up to be used as a remote in a home theater environment. That isn’t the only feature of BIO-Remote2; it is also able to function as a mouse pad and in a power point presentation mode. Once again, if you are using an Apple device with the BIOSTAR Charger Booster, your Apple devices will charge up to 42% faster.

Now that we have taken a look at some of the key features of the BIOSTAR TP67XE motherboard, let’s take a look at the full specifications of the BIOSTAR TP67XE.

BIOSTAR TP67XE Specifications

CPU SUPPORT
  • 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor
  • 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 Processor
  • 2nd Generation Intel Core i3 Processor
MEMORY
  • Support Dual Channel DDR3 2200(OC)/2133(OC)/2000(OC)/1600(OC)/1333/1066 MHz
  • 4 x DDR3 DIMM Memory Slot
    Max.
  • Supports up to 16GB Memory
EXPANSION SLOT
  • 2 x PCI Slots
  • 2 x PCI-E x1 2.0 Slot
  • 2 x PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot (CFX x8)
STORAGE
  • 2 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector
  • 3 x SATA2 3Gb/s Connector
  • 1 x eSATA2 3Gb/s Connector
    Support
  • SATA RAID: 0,1,5,10
USB
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Port
  • 6 x USB 2.0 Port
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Header
IEEE 1394
  • VIA VT6315N
  • 1 x IEEE 1394a Port
  • 1 x IEEE 1394a Header
Gigabit Ethernet
  • Realtek RTL8111E – 10/100/1000 Controller
Audio
  • Realtek ALC892 8-Channel HD Audio
REAR I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
  • 1 x eSATA2 3Gb/s Connector
  • 1 x FireWire IEEE 1394a Port
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Port
  • 6 x USB 2.0 Port
  • 1 x RJ-45 Port
  • 6 x Audio Connector
  • 1 x S/PDIF Out Port
INTERNAL I/O
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 2 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector
  • 3 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 FireWire IEEE 1394 Header
  • 1 x CIR Header
DIMENSION
  • ATX Form Factor Dimension: 30.5 cm X 24.4 cm ( W x L )
ACCESSORIES
  • 3 x SATA Cable
  • 1 x SATA Power Cable
  • 1 x SLI Connector
  • 1 x CrossFire Connector
  • 1 x I/O Shield
  • 1 x CD Driver
  • 1 x User Manual

Were you able to memorize all of the specifications? If not, don’t worry. As we continue on we will be covering the specifications as we stumble across them. For now, we are going to take a look at the retail packaging and bundle that accompanies the BIOSTAR TP67XE.

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