A very close look at Biostar Racing X370 GT7

Published: Feb 15th 2017, 17:56 GMT   Comments

Biostar X370 Racing GT7

First up, let’s look at Biostar X370 Racing GT7 as pictured by Mexican website BOTech-News. This is the flagship motherboard from Biostar based on AMD X370 chipset for Ryzen CPUs. This board features three PCI-Express 16x 3.0 slots and four PCI-Express 1x 3.0. Similar to MSI’s solution, Biostar is also introducing M.2 drive heat spreading shield.

The board also features 14-phase power delivery (Digital Power+), four DDR4-2933 MHz memory slots, 7.1 channel audio chipset and six SATA 6GB/s ports. There are in total 14 USB ports (2x 3.1, 8x 3.0 and 4x 2.0).

AMD Ryzen – no cold bug?

Speaking of Ryzen, we also have a very interesting piece of information from HardwareBattle. The following photographs allegedly show Ryzen CPU being tested with liquid nitrogen on X370 Racing GT7 motherboard. If you look closely at the photograph below, you will notice a yellow multimeter, which shows temperature reading of -29C. Since the monitor is displaying Windows logo, we can assume that the system is working, and therefore, the cold bug is not present on this platform.

In case you don’t know what this bug is. Cold bug is when CPU is unable to warm up fast enough to boot properly, which basically makes the whole platform unresponsive or operate at low performance. The cold bug occurs only at extremely low temperatures. It is also believed that this issue is more common on AMD CPUs. That’s why it was so important to get the first proof that Ryzen boots successfully at such a low temperature. Hopefully, this will result in more people trying to achieve higher frequencies with liquid nitrogen and breaking new records.

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