Biostar Launches Two New A320 AM4 Motherboards
With the release of the Ryzen 5 chips and their variant chip sets by AMD, has come a deluge of motherboards by manufacturers looking to hook in with this trend. Gigagbyte announced yesterday that they are bringing out several new types, including the cheaper A320 variants, and today it’s manufacturer Biostar’s turn to launch two new budget mobos.
The two in question are practically identical, with the only difference being that the A320MH Pro will use HDMI for video output while the A320MD will do so using DVI-D. Both will sell for $60, though Biostar did not announce when they will be up for sale. This price is $10 more than Ryzen initially said A320 motherboards would cost, though still $10 less than what Gigabyte charges; in either case, though, people unwilling to spring for more expensive options should be fairly happy.
The new Biostar A320 motherboards will feature 32GB of DDR4-2667 memory, and offer four SATA-III connections, which is also an improvement on Gigabyte’s A320. Raid 0 through 10 are also supported for the backup conscious. The biggest improvement these motherboards have when compared to their Biostar predecessors, however, is a new type of nano-carbon heatsink, which the company claims will drastically reduce the running temperature of an entire rig and with it the chance of overheating.
When compared to what the competition is putting up for sale, the Biostar A320 motherboards are likely the best of the bunch, thanks to a larger number of SATA-III connectors, better heat distribution and a lower price. Though $10 may not seem much to enthusiast rig builders, the budget-conscious will be more than happy to hear that AMD’s initial promise to bring down costs across the board has more or less been honored by manufacturers, making a powerful rig an option even for those of us with shallow pockets.
Fergus has been tinkering with computers since he was a kid and likes to put a stop to parties by listing the specs of all the digital devices in the room. It's best not to let him near your computer since he'll take it apart and may not put it back together again before he leaves.