Biostar Rolls Out 12-Slot PCI-E Cryptocurrency Mining Motherboard

Biostar has added yet another installment into its line of cryptocurrency mining motherboards.

The TB250-BTC Pro joins the likes of Biostar’s TB250-BTC+, TB350-BTC, and TA320-BTC mining-specific motherboards. In addition to more PCI-E x1 3.0 slots, the company has also introduced new optimized miner-friendly BIOS features to its line of cryptocurrency mining motherboards.

The mining craze has hit an all-time high thanks to the recent surge in value of digital currency. Although some motherboard vendors have struggled with performance issues, Biostar has not only double downed on PCI-E x1 3.0 slots, the company has also introduced a new feature that enables an auto-reboot setting that keeps your mining rig running smoothly even when a reboot is required.

Based on Intel's B250 chipset, this motherboard supports 6th and 7th generation Intel LGA 1151 socket processors. Its two DIMM slots can be fitted with up to 32GB of DDR4-2400 memory, there are two PCI-E 12V 4-pin connectors for added power delivery, plenty of USB 3.1 ports, and 7.1 channel HD audio.

The TB250-BTC Pro features a single PCI-E x16 3.0 slot and a total of eleven PCI-E x1 3.0 slots. Using AMD based graphics cards and the latest Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 or later drivers , end users can easily install up to 12 graphics cards for maximum mining goodness.

As with Biostar's other mining-specific motherboards, this motherboard includes a moisture proof PCB and low resistance mosfets as well as electrostatic discharge (ESD) and overvoltage protection.

For those of you new to cryptocurrency mining, Biostar has put together handy guides for setting up your 12 GPU mining rig and a basic guide to crypto mining as well.

The TB250-BTC Pro is available now with an MSRP of $130.


Biostar TB250-BTC Pro

Chipset

Intel B250

CPU Support

Intel Core i7 LGA 1151 Processor

Intel Core i5 LGA 1151 Processor

Intel Core i3 LGA 1151 Processor

Intel Pentium LGA 1151 Processor

Intel Celeron LGA 1151 Processor

Maximum CPU TDP: 95Watt

Memory

2 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot

Dual Channel DDR4 2400/ 2133/ 1866 MHz

Max 32GB Memory

Expansion Slots

1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot

11 x PCI-E x1 3.0 Slot

*Note: PEX1_6/11 slot are not compatible

w/ ATX standard, users need extra connecting

kit to install VGA card for crypto mining.

Storage

6x SATA3 Connectors

USB

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

LAN

Realtek RTL8111H - 10/100/1000 Controller

Support Super LAN Surge Protection

Integrated Video

*By CPU Model

Rear I/O

1 x PS/2 Mouse

1 x PS/2 Keyboard

4 x USB 3.0 Port

2 x USB 2.0 Port

2 x USB 2.0 Port(only 5V power, up to 1.5A)

1 x DVI-D Connector, resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz

1 x RJ-45 Port

3 x Audio Connector

Internal I/O

1 x USB 3.0 Header

2 x USB 2.0 Header

6 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector

1 x SATA Power Connector(for rear USB power enhancement)

1 x Front Audio Header

1 x Front Panel Header

1 x CPU Fan Header

2 x System Fan Header

1 x Serial Header

2 x PCI-E 12V 4Pin Connector (Must be installed when using for bitcoin mining.)

Dimensions (W x L)

29.5cm x 21cm

Price

$130

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  • wardwing
    sigh... for a mining motherboard it still has unnecessary features.

    they could reduce cost and save us power by removing the following:

    the audio circuitry
    5 of the sata headers
    all the usb 2 ports
    the ps/2 ports
    1 x Front Audio Header
    1 x Front Panel Header
    1 x Serial Header
  • mortsmi7
    While it is being marketed towards crypto mining, I'm sure other folks could make use of it as well. They might make use of those standard features.
  • derekullo
    "Using AMD based graphics cards and the latest Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 or later drivers , end users can easily install up to 12 graphics cards for maximum mining goodness. "

    Nvidia graphics cards aren't supported?