BIOSTAR X370 and B350 Mini-ITX Ryzen Motherboards Released

BIOSTAR released the first mini-ITX Ryzen motherboards available – the BIOSTAR Racing X370GTN and Racing B350GTN. Both motherboards look very similar, except that one has an X370 chipset and the other has a B350 chipset. Both motherboards supports AMD Ryzen CPU and APU, supports DDR4 memory up to 3200MHz, features Realtek Dragon LAN, USB 3.1 Gen2, M.2 32Gbps, VIVID LED DJ RGB lighting effect and more. Check out more details from the official news below.

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BIOSTAR X370 and B350 Mini-ITX Ryzen Motherboards

BIOSTAR is thrilled to announce the latest addition to the growing mini-ITX family of BIOSTAR motherboards with the introduction of the world’s first mini-ITX motherboards for AMD AM4 platform and the first mini-ITX RGB LED-capable motherboards with AMD X370 and AMD B350 chipsets. BIOSTAR is pleased to welcome the new BIOSTAR RACING X370GTN and RACING B350GTN mini-ITX motherboards into the RACING Series family. Both motherboards aim to deliver the best balance of form and function, delivering the full potential that the AMD AM4 platform offers especially with AMD RYZEN CPUs, all in a small package.

The BIOSTAR RACING X370GTN and RACING B350GTN comes equipped with BIOSTAR 2nd-gen RACING features like 5050 LED Fun Zone with dual 5050 LED header for DIY customization, the BIOSTAR exclusive VIVID LED DJ with full RGB LED control that lets enthusiasts design their own system lighting with precise control. Together with that, BIOSTAR also adds performance and quality features for maximum system performance and stability.

With the multi-threaded performance of AMD RYZEN CPUs, it’s a great choice for content creators and professionals looking for a highly-accessible, high-performance processor to help them in their work and together with BIOSTAR RACING Series AM4 mini-ITX motherboards, it makes it easy to maximize your workspace by building a system with a relatively small footprint that does big things.

Perfect for Small-Form Factor Systems
The mini-ITX form factor is the perfect for small form factor (SFF) systems and with today’s powerful components, you can make the perfect SFF gaming or workstation with the right parts. BIOSTAR’s RACING X370GTN and RACING B350GTN allows system builders, power users, enthusiasts to create their perfect SFF system without compromising performance.

The size of the new mini-ITX motherboards from BIOSTAR allows modders to create mind-bending works and BIOSTAR knows this perfectly well as the new RACING Series motherboards including the new mini-ITX models include supports for RGB lighting for the perfect fusion of performance and style.

The 2nd-Gen BIOSTAR RACING Series AM4 Motherboard Lets You Light It Your Way
Both motherboard in the series will feature high-reliability Realtek Dragon LAN ethernet solution with built-in BIOSTAR LAN surge protection for maximum LAN protection.

The AM4 family of 2nd-Gen RACING series motherboards from BIOSTAR all features all the new motherboards feature VIVID LED DJ support and 5050 LED Fun Zone with two 5050 headers for full lighting customization freedom.

VIVID LED DJ
Design your own LED effect with BIOSTAR VIVID LED DJ. Control your motherboard LED light via VIVID LED DJ utility including special effects like music-reactive LED animation.

5050 LED Fun Zone
The brand-new 5050 LED Fun Zone comes with two 5050 LED headers to bring more colorful lighting options to DIY lovers. This improves upon the original feature allowing for a much more flexible way of adding lights to your system.

Advanced Gaming Network Optimization FLY.NET
AMD AM4 RACING motherboards come with the new networking solution for gaming: the DRAGON LAN together with FLY.NET bandwidth management software which automatically detects the best settings for your bandwidth, maximizing priority to those that need it the most meaning games will receive a smoother experience with improved lower latencies and an ultra-stable network connection when running multitple software that utilize the network.

USB3.1 Gen2 Type- C Reversible Design for Ease of Use and Faster Performance
The new BIOSTAR RACING X370GTN and RACING B350GTN feature USB3.1 Type-C port which offer double the data-rate than USB3.1. This allows faster transfers and larger bandwidth for your devices. The Type C connector also allows ease-of-use and universal compatibility with Type-C-compatible devices which uses a reversible connector design for utmost convenience. USB3.1 Type-C also supports 3A with standard cables allowing increased charging times up to 50% versus Type-A cables.

Immersive Gaming Experience with World of Tanks and BIOSTAR RACING Series
Indulge in the most realistic armored warfare experience with BIOSTAR and World of Tanks as they bring gamers closer to the actual battlefield with superb performance. Enjoy the BIOSTAR advantage in World of Tanks when you buy a BIOSTAR RACING motherboard, VGA or peripheral where you will receive an exclusive invite codes for premium gift packs for World of Tanks Asia server players. Charge into battle with the BIOSTAR advantage.

Both motherboards feature plenty of fast connectivity with four USB3.0 ports, two USB3.1 Gen2 ports with a traditional Type-A and the new reversible Type-C ports available. Legacy PS2 support for older devices and multimedia output including HDMI and DVI as well as SPDIF and 5 audio output ports for multi-channel setups.

Price and Availability

The BIOSTAR RACING X370GTN will have an MSRP of $129 and the RACING B350GTN has a $109 MSRP.

BIOSTAR X370GTN and B350GTN Specifications

ModelRACING X370GTNRACING X370GTN
CPU SupportAMD A-series APU / Ryzen CPU / NPU for Socket AM4
Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 95Watt
ChipsetAMD X370AMD B350
MemorySupport Dual Channel DDR4 3200(OC)/ 2933(OC)/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133/ 1866 MHz
Support Non-ECC & ECC Un-buffered DIMM Memory modules
2 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 32GB Memory
* DDR4 2667 for AMD Ryzen CPU
Storage4 x SATA3 Connector
Support SATA RAID: 0,1,10

1 x M.2 Key M 32Gb/s Connector, support M.2 type 2260/ 2280 SATA 6Gb/s & PCI-E Storage(on the back of the motherboard)

* M.2 (32Gb/s) : The bandwidth is depended on CPU, Ryzen is 32Gb/s ; APU & NPU is 16Gb/s.
LANRealtek RTL8118AS - 10/100/1000 Controller
Support Super LAN Surge Protection
AudioRealtek ALC892 8-Channel Blu-ray Audio
Support BIOSTAR Hi-Fi
USB1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gb/s) Type-C port (1 on rear I/Os)
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gb/s) Type-A port (1 on rear I/Os)
6x USB 3.1 Gen1 (5Gb/s) port (4 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal header)
2x USB 2.0 port (2 via internal header)
Expansion Slots1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot(x16 for Ryzen CPU only, NPU/APU run at x8 speed)
Rear I/Os1 x PS/2
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Port
4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Port
1 x HDMI Connector, resolution up to 4096 x 2160 @24Hz or 3840 x 2160 @30Hz
1 x DVI-D Connector, resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
1 x RJ-45 Port
5 x Audio Connector
1 x S/PDIF Out Port
Internal I/Os1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header
1 x USB 2.0 Header
4 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector
1 x M.2 Key M 32Gb/s Connector, support M.2 type 2260/ 2280 SATA 6Gb/s & PCI-E Storage(on the back of the motherboard)
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x CPU Fan Header
1 x System Fan Header
2 x 5050 LED Header
Form FactorMini ITX Form Factor Dimension: 17cm x 17cm ( W x L )
OS SupportSupport Windows 7(x64) / 10(x64)

Note: Notice any difference? None, right? That’s because they are exactly the same, except for the chipset used. Since you can’t do SLI or Crossfire anyway, save that $20 and get the B350GTN instead – that is the better deal.

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