BIOSTAR announces AMD B550 GTA and GTQ motherboards

Published: 21st May 2020, 06:23 GMT   Comments

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Biostar AMD B550 motherboards

21th May, 2020, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR, a leading brand of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, today introduces the new RACING B550GTA and RACING B550GTQ motherboards designed around the B550 Chipset from AMD.

Built to run the latest and greatest AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Processors, BIOSTAR’s RACING B550GTA and RACING B550GTQ motherboards are designed to be the best in business. With a flawless design language carried down from their RACING family motherboards, engineered with bleeding-edge technology to support the best hardware in the market, BIOSTAR RACING B550 series motherboards are ready to leave all competition in the dust.

The RACING B550GTA motherboard comes in an ATX form factor suitable for consumers looking to build a full-blown gaming rig that can take advantage of the additional expansion slots and connectivity that comes with the ATX architecture, while the RACING B550GTQ motherboard is built around the Micro-ATX form factor for builds that need the same level of technology and power as its ATX counterpart but take less real estate from a PC case.

Stylishly designed Armor Gear enclosure which is a signature feature of the RACING series motherboards serves multiple purposes. While adding an eye-catching esthetic to the whole build, the Armor Gear design also serves the purpose of dissipating heat generated by the motherboard as well as housing the LED ROCK ZONE RGB lighting which is one of the fan favorites, that enables users to customize the look of their B550 motherboard with a few easy steps using the VIVID LED DJ software.

Both motherboards are equipped with the new PCIe 4.0 slots which provide a 16GT/s bit transfer rate with 2x times bandwidth than the old PCIe 3.0 while maintaining backward compatibility as well. RACING B550GTA and RACING B550GTQ motherboards are also equipped with PCIe M.2 4.0 which deliver lower latency with the highest bandwidth 64Gb/s and it’s 2 times faster than PCIe M.2 3.0.

Support up to 128GB of Dual-channel DDR4 RAMs is present on both motherboards, with boost clock speeds that can reach up to 3200(OC) easily adjustable with the new updated BIOS interface provided by BIOSTAR.

Additional features like USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C and high speed 2.5 GbE LAN port (B550GTA), GbE LAN port (B550GTQ) provide the latest connectivity and data transfer options for users on a fully packed Rear I/O panel synonymous on both motherboards. Connectivity options like 4 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) Ports, 1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-C Port and 1x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-A Port as well as multiple video output options like 1 x DVI-D, 1 x DP Port and 1 x HDMI Port are readily available on these amazing motherboards.
Overall the BIOSTAR’s RACING B550GTA and RACING B550GTQ motherboards are two of the very best motherboards in the market for the B550 range and will be the best investment. Anyone can make when it comes to style, reliability, and long-lasting performance and BIOSTAR’s customers can rest assured as they promise the continued support for these motherboards for any new compatible AMD processor release in the future with fast, timely BIOS updates. Either its gaming, content creation, or any compute-intensive task, the BIOSTAR RACING B550GTA and RACING B550GTQ motherboards are built to deliver unparalleled performance with the best bang for your bucks.

BIOSTAR also announces that by registering any new motherboard purchase using the BIOSTAR VIP CARE portal, consumers can get many additional benefits like extended warranty periods on all new BIOSTAR motherboards.

Key Features

PCIe 4.0

  • Support a 16GT/s bit rate
  • Maintain backward compatibility
  • It’s 2X bandwidth than PCIe 3.0

PCIe M.2 4.0

  • Delivers lower latency
  • Delivers the highest bandwidth 64Gb/s
  • It’s 2 times faster than PCIe M.2 3.0

Armor Gear

  • Protects I/O interfaces
  • Improves thermal dissipation
  • Synchronize it to build your own color gaming lights

CPU OPT Header

  • Keep your computer stable
  • Connect any kind of water coolers
  • Enjoy awesome liquid cooling system

LED ROCK ZONE

  • Offers more colorful lighting options
  • Supports to a wide array of peripherals
  • Comes with the RGB 12V LED header and ARGB 5V LED header

VIVID LED DJ

  • Change system colors
  • Enjoy the process of computer modding
  • Customize the on-board LEDs and LED ROCK ZONE

EZ Mode

  • Features easy-to-use BIOS system interface
  • Guides you to solve your problems with ease
  • Makes everything as simple and efficient as possible

 

RACING B550GTARACING B550GTQ
ChipsetAMD® B550AMD® B550
CPU SUPPORTSocket AM4 support AMD 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ (Matisse) processors
Supports for future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update
*Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for CPU support list.
Socket AM4 support AMD Supports 3rdGen AMD Ryzen™ (Matisse) processors
Supports for future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update
*Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for CPU support list.
MEMORYSupports Dual Channel DDR4 1866/2133/2400/2667/2933/3200(OC)
4 x DDR4 DIMM Memory slots, Max. Supports up to 128 GB Memory
Each DIMM supports non-ECC 8/ 16/ 32 GB DDR4 module
*DDR4 – 2667 only for Ryzen CPU
*Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for Memory support list.
Supports Dual Channel DDR4 1866/2133/2400/2667/2933/3200(OC)
4 x DDR4 DIMM Memory slots, Max. Supports up to 128 GB Memory
Each DIMM supports non-ECC 8/ 16/ 32 GB DDR4 module
*DDR4 – 2667 only for Ryzen CPU
*Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for Memory support list.
INTEGRATED VIDEOBy CPU model
Supports DX12
Supports HDCP
By CPU model
Supports DX12
Supports HDCP
STORAGE6 x SATA III connectors (6Gb/s): Supports AHCI and RAID 0, 1, 10
2 x M.2 (M Key) Socket:
Supports M.2 Type 2242/ 2260/ 2280 SSD module
Supports PCIe 4.0 x4 (64Gb/s) / 3.0 x4 (32Gb/s)- NVMe / AHCI SSD
Supports SATA III (6.0Gb/s) SSD
*M.2 (M Key) Socket:
The bandwidth is depended on CPU. Supports PCIe 4.0 x4 (64Gb/s) speed, which depends only on Ryzen 3rd Gen Matisse.
*When M2_PCIe-SATA2 slot is occupied by SATA mode, the SATA_2L connector will be disabled.
*When M2_PCIe-SATA2 slot is occupied by PCIe mode, the SATA_2U / SATA_2L connector will be disabled.
6 x SATA III connectors (6Gb/s): Supports AHCI and RAID 0, 1, 10
2 x M.2 (M Key) Socket:
Supports M.2 Type 2242/ 2260/ 2280 SSD module
Supports PCIe 4.0 x4 (64Gb/s) / 3.0 x4 (32Gb/s)- NVMe / AHCI SSD
Supports SATA III (6.0Gb/s) SSD
*M.2 (M Key) Socket:
The bandwidth is depended on CPU. Supports PCIe 4.0 x4 (64Gb/s) speed, which depends only on Ryzen 3rd Gen Matisse.
*When PCIe M2_2 slot is occupied by PCIe mode, the SATA3 / SATA4 connector will be disabled.
*When PCIe M2_2 slot is occupied by SATA mode, the SATA3 connector will be disabled.
LANRTL8125
10/ 100/ 1000/ 2500 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability
Supports Super LAN Surge Protection
Realtek RTL 8118AS
10/ 100/ 1000 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability
Supports Super LAN Surge Protection
CODECALC1150
7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio, Hi-Fi (Front)
ALC1150
7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio, Hi-Fi (Front)
USB1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-C port (1 on rear I/O)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-A port (1 on rear I/O)
6 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports (4 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)
6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 on rear I/Os and 4 via internal headers)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-C port (1 on rear I/O)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-A port (1 on rear I/O)
6 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports (4 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)
6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 on rear I/Os and 4 via internal headers)
EXPANSION SLOT1 x PCI Slot
1 x PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x16 Slot (PEX16_1):
Supports x 16 lanes with AMD Ryzen™ 3rd Gen processors. (Matisse only)
Supports x8 lanes AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics processors. (depended on CPU)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x 16 Slot (PEX16_SB_1): Supports x 4 lanes
3 x PCIe 3.0 x 1 Slot
*According to different CPUs will have different speeds.
*PCIe 4.0 speed only for AMD® Ryzen™ 3rd Gen Matisse.
*When using PCIe x 1 slots (PEX1_1/ PEX1_2/ PEX1_3 ), PCIe x 16 slot (PEX16_SB_1) will be adjusted to x1 lanes.
1x PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x16 Slot (PEX16_1):
Supports x 16 lanes with AMD Ryzen™ 3rd Gen processors. (Matisse only)
Supports x 8 lanes AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics processors. (depended on CPU)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x 16 Slot (PEX16_SB_1): Supports x 4 lanes
2 x PCIe 3.0 x 1 Slot
*According to different CPUs will have different speeds.
*PCIe 4.0 speed only for AMD Ryzen™ 3rd Gen Matisse.
*When using PEX1_1 slot, PEX16_SB_1 slot will be adjusted to x 1 lanes.
REAR I/O1 x PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse
1 x DVI-D Port
1 x DP Port
1 x HDMI Port
1 x LAN port
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-C Port
1x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-A Port
4 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) Ports
2 x USB 2.0 Ports
3 x Audio Jack
1 x PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse
1 x DVI-D Port
1 x DP Port
1 x HDMI Port
1 x LAN port
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-C Port
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-A Port
4 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) Ports
2 x USB 2.0 Ports
3 x Audio Jack
INTERNAL I/O6 x SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Connectors
2 x USB 2.0 Headers (each header supports 2 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) Header (each header supports 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports)
1 x 8-Pin Power Connector
1 x 24-Pin Power Connector
1 x CPU Fan Connector
1 x CPU water cooling connector (OPT_FAN1)
2 x System Fan Connectors
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Clear CMOS Header
1 x S/PDIF out Connector
1 x Serial Port Header
2 x LED Headers (5V)
1 x LED Header (12V)
6 x SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Connectors
2 x USB 2.0 Headers (each header supports 2 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) Header (each header supports 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports)
1 x 8-Pin Power Connector
1 x 24-Pin Power Connector
1 x CPU Fan Connector
1 x CPU water cooling connector (CPU_OPT)
2 x System Fan Connectors
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Clear CMOS Header
1 x S/PDIF out Connector
1 x COM Port Header
2 x LED Headers (5V)
1x LED Header (12V)
H/W MONITORINGCPU / System Temperature Monitoring
CPU / System Fan Monitoring
Smart / Manual CPU Fan Control
System Voltage Monitoring
CPU / System Temperature Monitoring
CPU / System Fan Monitoring
Smart / Manual CPU Fan Control
System Voltage Monitoring
DIMENSIONATX Form Factor: 30.5 cm x 24.4 cmuATX Form Factor: 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm
OS SUPPORTWindows 10 (64bit)
*BIOSTAR reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.
Windows 10 (64bit)
*BIOSTAR reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.
BUNDLE SOFTWAREBullGuardBullGuard
ACCESSORIES4 x SATA Cables
1 x DVD Driver
1 x User Manual
4 x SATA Cables
1 x DVD Driver
1 x Quick Guide

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