Taiwanese manufacturer Biostar is back with the Racing Z370 GT6 motherboard which aims to give high-value offerings for a great price. Something they seem to be making a name for themselves about. They also tend to offer unique styling with most of their products which typically make them stand out, let’s see if it’s in a good way…
|FEATURES||VIVID LED DJ
5050 LED FUN ZONE
M.2 Cooling Protection
Supports Double Hi-Fi
Supports 100% Solid capacitor
Supports Rapid Debug3
Supports Charger Booster
Supports BIOS Online Update
Supports A.I FAN
Full specifications can be found here – http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=895#specification
Biostar Z370GT6 Motherboard Review: Our Verdict.
- Clean design and layout
- RGB on the board, as well as 2 “5050, LED headers” for more options
- Clean RACING UI EUFI BIOS with “VIVID LED DJ” included
- “GT Touch” bar
- AM3 mouse bundled
- The inclusion of USB 3.1 Gen 1 and 2
- Zero SLI support
- Choice of gold styling might not appeal to many, in my opinion
The Biostar Z370 GT6 might at first not appeal to many of you but let me tell you why it could. I can picture this being part of a racing sim rig, or with a black and gold theme that’s used by a music creator that likes a bit of flashy lighting, using VIVID LED DJ with their tunes, this is also where I see one of only a few issues, the colour (gold) isn’t to everyone’s taste.
The 12-month warranty isn’t ideal but the build quality is top notch. Biostar has made the Z370 GT6 actually quite feature rich.
Talking about features:
- The inclusion of USB 3.1 Gen 1 and 2.
- Intel i219V Gigabit LAN.
- Dual UEFI BIOS with a switch.
- Dual M.2 with RAID options as well as being Intel Optane ready.
- The super-rapid 3 debug LED POST display.
And well as:
- I/O Armor – which is a nice aesthetic addition.
- GT Touch – which includes the boost and eco modes.
- LN2 switch – which I didn’t expect.
- The addition of the 5050 LED Fun ZONE which I didn’t turn other than the LED’s on the audio section of the motherboard.
- And Vivid LED DJ which is a simple and easy to use software addition in the Racing UI UEFI BIOS.
The inclusion of 5 4-pin fan headers is a nice if a typical number of headers by today’s standards and the inclusion of A.I Fan in the Racing UEFI BIOS is again almost expected, but nice to see all the same.
6 SATA ports are good to see, though I imagine a couple of them being disabled should the M.2’s be populated.
Audio is provided by the ALC1220 which is great too, it goes to show Biostar have spent the R&D on adding features consumers look for.
Lack of SLI support might disappoint some, but 3-way crossfire support is provided by team red.
Now, at around £110 here in the UK at the time of the review, it’s very, very attractively priced too. At this price point, it absolutely trounces on some of it more well-known competition and even includes the AM3 mouse, let’s not forget that!
Huge thanks to Biostar for sending a sample of the Biostar Z370GT6 in for review.