BIOSTAR has released a new AMD socket AM3+ motherboard, the TA970 Plus with AMD OverDrive and the Advanced Clock Calibration feature. This full-sized ATX motherboard uses the AMD 970 chipset and supports the AMD FX/Phenom II and Athlon II processors with a TDP up to 140W.
The TA970 Plus has 4 DDR3 DIMM slots with support for up to 64GB total RAM and five SATA3 connectors with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10. It also has a combined mSATA and Mini PCI-E combo connector for additional and optional upgrades of your choice. It has two PCI-E x16 2.0 slots, two PCI-E x1 2.0 slots and two legacy PCI slots.
To get every power advantage the TA970 Plus features the AMD OverDrive and the Advanced Clock Calibration (ACC) function. This allows users to overclock their system by precisely calibrating the clock timings between the processor and RAM chips. These timings are critical in maintaining system stability when overclocking, otherwise you will end up with a system that crashes often.
The motherboard design makes the heatsink look like a piano, which might be to underline the audio features. The BIOSTAR PURO Hi-Fi technology features an integrated independent audio power design with a built-in amplifier. The technology utilizes audio components with an independent power delivery design for a significant reduction in electronic noise. The noise-blocking multi-layer PCB layout is conducive for an exceptionally clean signal.
There are plenty of external connection options with six USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, 7.1 audio jacks, Realtek RTL8111GR Gigabit Ethernet, and PS2 mouse and keyboard ports. It also has onboard headers for extra USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Serial and CIR. The motherboard is available now and can be picked up for around £63.
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