BIOSTAR TPower X79 Motherboard Review
BIOSTAR TPower X79 Retail Packaging
The retail packaging for the BIOSTAR TPower X79 is the typical red holographic design that we have been seeing from them recently. The front of the packaging puts emphasis on several of the key features. Some of the key features being highlighted include; 3-Way NVIDIA SLI, 4-Way CrossFireX, 8 layer PCB, and two ounces of copper.
We noticed a little bit of a misprint on the retail packaging for the BIOSTAR TPower X79. Notice that the 4-way CrossFireX is being utilized by four memory DIMMs? We did! We contacted BIOSTAR and the said that it is in the process of being corrected.
The back of the retail packaging for the BIOSTAR TPower X79 emphasizes a few more of the features. Some of them include; BIO-Remote, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, Dual 8 Pin CPU power connectors, T-Over Clocker, 100% solid caps, rapid switchs, and 9-phase VRM power design.
Opening up the retail packaging for the BIOSTAR TPower X79 all we find is the top of the box for the retail bundle.
The bundle that accompanies the BIOSTAR TPower X79 is a little on the light side. BIOSTAR doesn’t include many of the bells and whistles that some companies do, this helps keep the price on their products nice and low.
Removing the box that carries the retail bundle for the BIOSTAR TPower X79 we get to see our first look at our shiny new Intel X79 motherboard. It is a little bit obscured by the anti-static bag, at first glimpse it looks like it’s going to be a nice looking board.
We mentioned above that the bundle for the BIOSTAR TPower X79 is a bit on the light side. Well as you can see, we weren’t exaggerating. All that we received with our BIOSTAR TPower X79 motherboard is the I/O shield, six SATA cables, a dual card SLI bridge, a dual card CrossFireX bridge, manual, and installation CD. At a minimum I would have liked to see a triple SLI bridge, the board supports it but if you plan on running triple SLI you will need to purchase one separately.