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Biostar Announces Two A320 Pro Series AM4 Motherboards

Manufacturers are scrambling to announce their A320 chipset motherboards while the chipset--and the Ryzen processors it supports--are still fresh. Gigabyte announced one, MSI announced five, and now Biostar has refreshed its Pro Series motherboards with AMD's new base-level chipset.

Those boards are the A320MH Pro and A320MD Pro. The boards are nearly identical: They both have a Micro-ATX form factor, support up to 32GB of DDR4-2667 memory, and offer four SATA-III connections. The only difference lies with their video output--the A320MH uses HDMI, whereas the A320MD uses DVI-D. Biostar said in a press release that both will cost $59, but it didn't offer any details about when they'll be available, or from whom.

These new Pro Series boards differentiate themselves from their predecessors with a new heatsink. "New Pro Series motherboard uses Nano carbon coating heatsink with better cooling effect compared to the aluminum-extruded heatsink," Biostar said. "Mesoporous carbon material enlarges the heat dissipation area to increase heat conductivity efficiently and saves your cost wisely." The difference is shown in this image:

Biostar's new Pro Series motherboards come the closest we've seen to hitting the $50 goal for A320 boards AMD set in a blog post about the chipset. These boards are supposed to offer an entry-level option for people excited by the new Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors who don't want to spring for more expensive B350 or X370 boards. (You can learn more about the differences between all of the AM4 chipsets here.)

There's definitely a rush to announce new A320 boards while the chipset's launch is still fresh. Gigabyte's announcement offered little information about its new AM4 boards, MSI announced its new motherboards with a tweet, Biostar's press release was one paragraph long, and all three companies have been slow to update their websites with these products. We expect more manufacturers to make their own announcements soon.

ProductBiostar A320MH ProBiostar A320MD Pro
SocketAM4AM4
ChipsetA320A320
Form FactorMicro-ATXMicro-ATX
Memory Support2 x DDR4-26672 x DDR4-2667
Onboard Graphics1 x HDMI Connector, resolution up to 4096 x 2160 @24Hz or 3840 x 2160 @30Hz1 x VGA Port, resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz1 x DVI-D Connector, resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz1 x VGA Port, resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
AudioRealtek ALC887 8-Channel HD AudioRealtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio
LANRealtek RTL8111H - 10/100/1000 ControllerRealtek RTL8111H - 10/100/1000 Controller
Storage4 x SATA-III- Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 104 x SATA-III- Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10
USB2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Port1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header2 x USB 2.0 Port2 x USB 2.0 Header2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Port1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header2 x USB 2.0 Port2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • vern72
    I'll only get one if it can fly.
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  • Glock24
    There's something wrong with the site lately. When using Firefox on Android the images don't show, but if I change the user agent to desktop Firefox then the images load. This has been going for a couple of months.
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  • FritzEiv
    19555189 said:
    There's something wrong with the site lately. When using Firefox on Android the images don't show, but if I change the user agent to desktop Firefox then the images load. This has been going for a couple of months.

    Oh, thanks for pointing this out. We're now looking into it!
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  • Jupiter-18
    Biostar - a highly underrated company with some fantastic motherboards!
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  • Extracted_Plutonium
    Great stuff by Biostar
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  • Pompompaihn
    Still looking for a mATX AM4 board that can handle SLI/Crossfire. mATX has always been my favorite form factor...close to small form factor cases but can pack a lot of power into it. Still waiting I fear.
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  • gggplaya
    19556182 said:
    Biostar - a highly underrated company with some fantastic motherboards!

    It's because their marketing department is filled with idiots. They market their boards as "RACING" boards. WTF???? They just don't look badass. They should market them as "PRO GAMER" boards like everyone else. Not that it'll actually make any practical difference, but subconciously people will think the "pro" gamer boards are better for their needs, more serious, and more badass. I feel like marketing as "RACING" appeals more to the nintendo crowd.
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  • Robert_407
    Not even 1x mSATA PCIe x4? I know this is super budget board, but come'on it's 2017!
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  • Jupiter-18
    19557279 said:
    It's because their marketing department is filled with idiots. They market their boards as "RACING" boards. WTF???? They just don't look badass. They should market them as "PRO GAMER" boards like everyone else. Not that it'll actually make any practical difference, but subconciously people will think the "pro" gamer boards are better for their needs, more serious, and more badass. I feel like marketing as "RACING" appeals more to the nintendo crowd.

    There is truth in what you say! I guess they just want to do something "different".

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  • Glock24
    It's Biostar any good now? The last Biostar board I had was really shyte and that was the general consensus about the brand at the time. But that was like a decade ago...

    If those boards are good quality then they'll make for good office computers. If only I could find any Bristol Ridge APUs for sale anywhere...
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