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Biostar announces world's first 8-Slot PCI-e mining motherboard

The TB250-BTC+ motherboard features a moistureproof PCB and over current / voltage / heat protections. (Source: Biostar)
The TB250-BTC+ motherboard features a moistureproof PCB and over current / voltage / heat protections. (Source: Biostar)
Biostar has expanded their dedicated mining portfolio with the TB250-BTC+ motherboard that features 1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 slot plus 7 x PCI-E x1 3.0 slots. This model is designed for DIY people who intend to build home mining rigs.

Ethereum might not be that mineable anymore, with the latest increase in difficulty and price reduction, but that does not mean there won’t be another GPU mineable cryptocurrency to take its place in the near future. As one of the companies that announced dedicated mining graphics cards earlier this month, Biostar is now looking to expand their mining hardware portfolio with the world’s first 8-slot PCI-e mining motherboard that supports up to 8 AMD or Nvidia graphics cards.

Biostar claims that the TB250-BTC+ motherboard is designed for DIY people who mine from home. Thus, the motherboard stays close to the safety limits of a continuous load rating for a typical 15amp household circuit, thanks to high quality capacitors and the proprietary Super Anti-Surge Protection. The PCB of the motherboard is moistureproof and Biostar also integrated the latest over current / voltage / heat protection system.

The list of specs includes:
•    Intel B250 chipset that supports 6th and 7th generation LGA 1151 CPUs
•    2 x DDR4 DIMM memory slot, supporting dual channel DDR4 2400/ 2133/ 1866 MHz standards
•    1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot
•    7 x PCI-E x1 3.0 Slot (these slots need special raisers to install the graphics cards; raisers are not included)
•    6 x SATA3 Connector
•    4 x USB 3.0 Port
•    1 x USB 3.0 Header
•    2 x USB 2.0 Port
•    2 x USB 2.0 Port(only 5V power, up to 1.5A)
•    2 x USB 2.0 Header
•    Realtek RTL8111H - 10/100/1000 Controller
•    Realtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio
•    ATX Form Factor Dimension: 29.5cm x 21cm ( W x L )

Availability and price information has not yet been revealed by Biostar.

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Bogdan Solca, 2017-07-25 (Update: 2017-07-25)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.