Biostar Announces Racing Z590GTA and B560GTQ Gaming Motherboards


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Biostar has just announced two new motherboards in preparation for the upcoming 11th Gen Intel CPUs. The Z590GTA and B560GTQ fall in line with Biostar’s Racing series high-end motherboards designed for overclocking and enthusiast-level performance. The Z590GTA is a full-size ATX board featuring a 14 phase power delivery system and rated for DDR4 5000+ MHz (OC) memory. The B560GTQ motherboard is a micro-ATX format that features a 12 power phase design with a DDR4 memory rating of up to 4000+ MHz (OC). Pricing and availability have not been released as of this writing but we will update you as soon as it becomes available. Here is Biostar’s official press release along with complete specifications.

BIOSTAR ANNOUNCES THE NEW RACING Z590GTA AND B560GTQ MOTHERBOARDS

Best motherboards for gaming and content creation

January 26th, 2021, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices today announces the launch of their new RACING series Z590GTA and B560GTQ motherboards designed to run the latest Intel 11th gen Rocket Lake-S processors.

Approved by many users as one of the best motherboard brands in the market, BIOSTAR’s RACING series motherboards have always been the top choices for gamers and content creators for their style and durability. BIOSTAR carries their RACING series legacy with the all-new RACING Z590GTA and the new RACING B560GTQ motherboards. Both motherboards are engineered with new design elements updated to be great at thermal dissipation that improves the system’s overall performance and lifetime substantially.

RACING series motherboards have always been the top choices for gamers and content creators for their style and durability. BIOSTAR carries their RACING series legacy with the all-new RACING Z590GTA and the new RACING B560GTQ motherboards. With new design elements and big improvements for thermal dissipation, the latest iteration of the RACING series has evolved into a versatile platform where users can benefit from the reliability and top-shelf performance that BIOSTAR motherboards are renowned for.

Based on Intel’s latest Z590 and the B560 chipsets, the RACING Z590GTA and the RACING B560GTQ motherboards from BIOSTAR are sleek and refined. Caring down BIOSTAR’s proud RACING label, the new RACING series motherboards are designed with a fresh new look with the RACING Z590GTA coming in a full ATX form factor while the RACING B560GTQ motherboard designed in a Micro-ATX form.

Coming to the market with a brand-new color scheme of black, accented by blue and grey, the new RACING series motherboards are fitted with BIOSTAR’s all-new Armor Gear design language much like BIOSTAR’s VALKYRIE series motherboards, meant to be functional as well as pleasing to the eye. Both motherboards use the new fins heat sink design which significantly enhances its cooling capability.

Active cooling and a full copper base design that can improve power supply efficiency, the RACING series motherboards are capable of reducing the overall temperature by 29.1% and extend the life and quality of the system by a great deal.

Fan-favorite features like LED ROCK ZONE and VIVID LED DJ software which are BIOSTAR’s proprietary RGB lighting technologies provide users with a smart styling capability adding that extra personalization to the user experience.

When it comes to power delivery and safety features, the RACING Z590GTA motherboard uses features like BIOSTAR’s proprietary 14-phase power design, the use of 20K Hours Durable Solid Capacitors together with features like Tough Power Connectors make it extremely safe from any electrical mishaps. Furthermore, BIOSTAR’s Digital PWM technology makes sure all the components of the motherboard are supplied with stable power with faster transient performance, adding extra durability and longevity to the system.

In comparison, the RACING B560GTQ motherboard is powered by a 12-phase power design carrying 10K Hours Durable Capacitors extremely efficient in delivering stable power across all electrical components with long-lasting durability. The RACING B560GTQ motherboard also comes with the Digital PWM technology and BIOSTAR’s proprietary 2.5Guard technology much like its bigger brother providing ample protection to its connected components from electrical surges.

The RACING Z590GTA motherboard is engineered to run dual-channel DDR4 memory across 4 DIMM slots with support up to 128GB with the capability of up to 5000+(OC). Additionally, features like PCIe 4.0 add extra versatility to the motherboard, providing the best platform to support the latest Nvidia or AMD graphics cards that enable high refresh rate graphic performance.

Meanwhile, the RACING B560GTQ is equally capable, providing the capability to install up to 128GB of DDR4 memory and up to 4000+ boost clock speeds. Furthermore, the RACING B560GTQ also has the latest PCIe 4.0 port capable of running the latest and greatest graphics cards in the market with ease even with its smaller Micro-ATX form factor when compared to the RACING Z590GTA’s larger full ATX size.

PCIe M.2 4.0 is the preferred storage technology of both new RACING series motherboards and added features like USB 3.2 GEN2x2 help create an extremely efficient data transfer rate for faster file transfers across different systems which is highly beneficial for content creators to boost their work efficiency.

BIOSTAR has managed to provide ample connectivity option when it comes to rear I/O, as both motherboards carry similar layouts packed with all the essentials, with features like 2 x WIFI Antenna Ports designed to support WiFi 6 and a single 2.5GbE LAN port powered by Realtek RTL8125B chipset both designed to provide the user with fast unhindered internet connectivity. Furthermore, both motherboards come with a single 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/ Mouse port ready to support any old-style input devices.

1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type-C port, 2 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) ports, 3 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports and 2 x USB 2.0 ports are the provided USB connectivity in the rear I/O panel of both motherboards.

The new RACING Z590GTA and the new RACING B560GTQ motherboards come equipped with a single HDMI 2.0 port capable of outputting 4K at 60Hz crystal clear graphics with the power of the latest Intel 11th gen processors and is complemented by a single display port as well as an additional DVI-D port.

3 x Audio output ports are available in the new RACING series motherboards with ALC1220 audio technology capable of providing 7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio.

To conclude, the new RACING series motherboards from BIOSTAR is the perfect choice for gamers and content creators, with the style and grace of a true champion mid-range motherboard, the RACING Z590GTA and the RACING B560GTQ add stability and durability to any system with a ton of complementary features providing users with an immersive user experience, be it may gaming or content creation.

 

Spec table:

Model

RACING Z590GTA

RACING B560GTQ

Chipset

Intel Z590

Intel B560

CPU SUPPORT

Supports for 10th/ 11th Generation Intel Core i9/ i7/ i5/ i3 processors and Intel Pentium processors/ Intel Celeron processors in the LGA1200 package
Supports Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology
*Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for CPU support list.

Supports for 10th/ 11th Generation Intel Core i9/ i7/ i5/ i3 processors and Intel Pentium processors/ Intel Celeron processors in the LGA1200 package
*Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for CPU support list.

MEMORY

Supports Dual Channel DDR4 5000+(OC)/ 4333(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200/ 2933/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133
4 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slots, Max. Supports up to 128 GB Memory
Each DIMM supports non-ECC 4/ 8/ 16/ 32GB DDR4 module
Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
*Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for Memory support list.

Supports Dual Channel DDR4 4000+(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200/ 2933/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133
4 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slots, Max. Supports up to 128 GB Memory
Each DIMM supports non-ECC 4/8/16/32GB DDR4 module
Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
*Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for Memory support list.

INTEGRATED VIDEO

By CPU model
Supports DX12
Supports HDCP

By CPU model
Supports DX12
Supports HDCP

STORAGE

— Total supports 3 x M.2 socket and 6 x SATA III (6Gb/s) ports
6 x SATA III Connectors (6Gb/s): Supports AHCI, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 & Intel Rapid Storage Technology
1 x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG4_64G_11TH_ONLY):
Supports M.2 Type 2280 SSD module
Supports PCIe 4.0 x4 (64Gb/s) – NVMe/ AHCI SSD
Supports 11th Gen processor only
1 x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA_RST_1):
Supports M.2 Type 2260/ 2280 SSD module
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (32Gb/s) – NVMe/ AHCI SSD & SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD
Supports Intel Rapid Storage Technology and Intel Optane Technology
1 x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG3_32G_RST_2):
Supports M.2 Type 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 SSD module
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (32Gb/s) – NVMe/ AHCI SSD
Supports Intel Rapid Storage Technology and Intel Optane Technology
*M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG4_64G_11TH_ONLY): supports 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S CPU only.
*When using the SATA SSD module on the M.2 slot (M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA_RST_1), the SATA_6 connector will be disabled.

— Total supports 2 x M.2 socket and 6 x SATA III (6Gb/s) ports
6 x SATA III Connectors (6Gb/s): Supports AHCI, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 & Intel Rapid Storage Technology
1 x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG4_64G_11TH_ONLY):
Supports M.2 Type 2280 SSD module
Supports PCIe 4.0 x4 (64Gb/s) – NVMe/ AHCI SSD
Supports 11th Gen processor only
1 x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA_RST_1):
Supports M.2 Type 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 SSD module
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (32Gb/s) – NVMe/ AHCI SSD & SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD
Supports Intel Rapid Storage Technology and Intel Optane Technology
*M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG4_64G_11TH_ONLY) supports 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S CPU only.
*When using the SATA SSD module on the M.2 slot(M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA_RST_1), the SATA_6 connector will be disabled.

LAN

Realtek RTL8125B
10/ 100/ 1000/ 2500 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability

Realtek RTL8125B
10/ 100/ 1000/ 2500 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability

CODEC

ALC1220
7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio, Hi-Fi(Front)

ALC1220
7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio, Hi-Fi(Front)

USB

1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type-C port (1 on rear I/O)
2 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) ports (2 on rear I/Os)
5 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports (3 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)
6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 on rear I/Os and 4 via internal headers)

1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type-C port (1 on rear I/O)
2 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) ports (2 on rear I/Os)
5 x USB 3.2(Gen1) ports (3 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)
6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 on rear I/Os and 4 via internal headers)

EXPANSION SLOT

2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 Slots (x16 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots (x4 mode)
*According to different CPUs will have different speeds.
*PCIe 4.0 speed only for INTEL 11th Gen CPUs.

1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slot
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot (x16 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot (x4 mode)
*According to different CPUs will have different speeds.
*PCIe 4.0 speed only for INTEL 11th Gen CPUs.

REAR I/O

2 x WIFI Antenna Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/ Mouse Port
1 x HDMI Port (HDMI2.0)
1 x DP Port
1 x DVI-D Port
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type-C Port
2 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Ports
3 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports
2 x USB 2.0 Ports
1 x 2.5 GbE LAN port
3 x Audio Jack

2 x WIFI Antenna Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/ Mouse Port
1 x HDMI Port (HDMI2.0)
1 x DP Port
1 x DVI-D Port
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type-C Port
2 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Ports
3 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x 2.5 GbE LAN port
3 x Audio Jack

INTERNAL I/O

6 x SATA III Connectors (6Gb/s)
1 x M.2 (E Key) Socket: Supports 2230 type Wi-Fi & Bluetooth module and Intel CNVi
2 x USB 2.0 Headers (each header supports 2 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) Header (each header supports 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports)
1 x 4-Pin Power Connector
1 x 8-Pin Power Connector
1 x 24-Pin Power Connector
1 x CPU Fan Connector
1 x CPU water cooling connector (CPU_OPT)
3 x System Fan Connectors
2 x MOSFET Fan Connectors
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Internal Stereo Speaker Header
1 x Clear CMOS Header
1 x COM Port Header
1 x TPM Header
1 x Thunderbolt 3 Header
2 x LED Headers (5V)
1 x LED Header (12V)
1 x IO LED Header
1 x SB LED Header
*M.2 (E key) Wi-Fi card is not provided

6 x SATA III Connectors (6Gb/s)
1 x M.2 (E Key) Socket: Supports 2230 type Wi-Fi & Bluetooth module and Intel CNVi
2 x USB 2.0 Headers (each header supports 2 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) Header (each header supports 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports)
1 x 8-Pin Power Connector
1 x 24-Pin Power Connector
1 x CPU Fan Connector
1x CPU water cooling connector (CPU_OPT)
3 x System Fan Connectors
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Internal Stereo Speaker Header
1 x Clear CMOS Header
1 x COM Port Header
1 x TPM Header
1 x Thunderbolt 3 Header
2 x LED Header (5V)
1 x LED Header (12V)
1 x IO LED Header
1 x SB LED Header
*M.2 (E key) Wi-Fi card is not provided

H/W MONITORING

CPU / System Temperature Monitoring
CPU / System Fan Monitoring
Smart / Manual CPU Fan Control
System Voltage Monitoring

CPU / System Temperature Monitoring
CPU / System Fan Monitoring
Smart / Manual CPU Fan Control
System Voltage Monitoring

DIMENSION

ATX Form Factor, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm

Micro-ATX Form Factor, 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm

OS SUPPORT

Windows 10(64bit)
*BIOSTAR reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.

Windows 10(64bit)
*BIOSTAR reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.

ACCESSORIES

4 x SATA Cables
1 x DVD Driver
1 x User Manual

4 x SATA Cables
1 x DVD Driver
1 x Quick Guide

Read more about

RACING Z590GTA: https://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=1002

RACING B560GTQ: https://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=1003

ABOUT BIOSTAR

BIOSTAR, is a professional brand dedicated to the production of motherboards, gaming motherboards, SSD, graphics cards, industrial computing systems, IoT, crypto mining equipment, healthcare solutions and motor start battery. Since its establishment in 1986, BIOSTAR has become a major motherboard supplier in the IT industry. In order to pursue the best quality and aesthetic design, BIOSTAR has invested heavily in ID design, equipment, global marketing research as well as R&D. With a constant emphasis on quality, BIOSTAR always seeks to improve beyond better and race to the future.

 

-John Nester (Blaylock)

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