Biostar Goes Micro-ATX For Ryzen With Racing B350ET2 Motherboard

Biostar expanded its lineup of AMD Ryzen-compatible motherboards with the Racing B350ET2. The company said that this board and the Racing B350GT3 it announced in February are the first AMD AM4 B350 motherboards in the micro-ATX form factor. (Its other AM4 motherboards are all standard ATX.)

The B350ET2 is the low-end complement to the RGB lighting-capable B350GT3. It has fewer storage connectors and memory slots than its slightly more expensive sibling, and unlike the B350GT3 and its bundled Vivid LED fan, the B350ET2 doesn’t come with any other hardware. If you live in Asia, however, both motherboards come bundled with some “premium gifts” for the popular World of Tanks free-to-play online action game.

Here’s what Biostar said about the B350ET2 in its announcement:

BIOSTAR RACING B350ET2 sets itself apart from the competition by introducing 1.5V USB charger functionality and SATA POWER characteristics, perfect for iCafe owners who want to feature LED-equipped gaming headphones from the USB.

The new BIOSTAR RACING Series motherboards for AMD AM4 sockets support the latest AMD RYZEN 7 8-core processors and feature support for DDR4-2667 memory via the B350 chipset which offers plenty of connectivity for upgraders. BIOSTAR uses 100% solid capacitors on both motherboards for guaranteed durability and Hi-Fi audio for a great entertainment and listening experience.

Biostar didn’t announce a release date for the B350ET2 or the B350GT3, but it did say that their MSRPs are $79 and $109, respectively. You can learn more about Biostar’s other AM4 motherboards and other Ryzen-ready boards from Asrock, Gigabyte, MSI, and Asus, as well. And, if you want to shop around for an AM4 B350 board, you can check out our price list.¬†

Model Racing B350ET2 Racing B350GT3
Chipset AMD B350 AMD B350
Form Factor Micro-ATX Micro-ATX
CPU Support AMD A-series APU / RYZEN CPU / NPU for Socket AM4Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 95Watt AMD A-series APU / RYZEN CPU / NPU for Socket AM4

Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 95Watt
Memory Support Dual Channel DDR4 2,667 / 2,400 / 2,133 / 1,866MHz

2 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot

Max. Supports up to 32GB Memory

Dual Channel DDR4 2,667 / 2,400 / 2,133 / 1,866MHz

4 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot

Max. Supports up to 64GB Memory

Expansion Slot 1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot(x16 for RYZEN CPU only, NPU/APU run at x8 speed)
2 x PCI-E x1 3.0 Slot
1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot (x16 for RYZEN CPU only, NPU/APU run at x8 speed)

1 x PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot(x4)(share bandwidth w/ PCI-E x1 slot, when PCI-E x1 is occupied, PCI-E x16(x4) will run at x1 speed)

2 x PCI-E x1 2.0 Slot

Storage 4 x SATA3 Connector
Support SATA RAID: 0,1,10
4 x SATA3 Connector 
Support SATA RAID: 0,1,10
1 x M.2 Key M 32Gb/s Connector, support M.2 type 2242/ 2260/ 2280 SATA 6Gb/s & PCI-E Storage

* M.2 (32Gbps) : The bandwidth is depended on CPU, RYZEN is 32Gbps ; APU & NPU is 16Gbps.

USB 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Port

1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 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

2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Port

4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Port

1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header

2 x USB 2.0 Header

LAN Realtek RTL8118AS – 10 /100 / 1,000 Controller

Support Super LAN Surge Protection

Realtek RTL8111H – 10 / 100 / 1.000 Controller

Support Super LAN Surge Protection

Integrated Video By CPU model

Supports DX12

Supports HDCP

By CPU model

Supports DX12

Supports HDCP

Audio Codec Realtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio

Support BIOSTAR Hi-Fi

Realtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio

Support BIOSTAR Hi-Fi

Release Date TBD TBD
MSRP $79 $109

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