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Biostar TF7050-M2 GeForce 7050PV Motherboard Review

Biostar TF7050-M2 GeForce 7050PV Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The GeForce 7050PV incorporates GeForce 7 series graphics onboard which is DirectX 9.0C compatible, and shares up to 256MB of system memory.
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External Mfg. Website: Biostar May 10 2007   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > Biostar TF7050-M2

Biostar TF7050-M2 Motherboard Highlights


In terms of expansion, there is a single PCI Express x1 slot for high bandwidth peripherals, a PCI Express x16 slot for videocards and two PCI slots for misc hardware. At the bottom left hand corner, you find the audio connectors, from the analog line from the optical drives to the SPDIF in/out. Next to the audio jacks is the parallel port expansion header and floppy drive connector.


The bottom right hand corner of the motherboard is pretty busy. There are four Serial ATA II slots (which are RAID compatible), just above them are three USB 2.0 headers. Under the fourth Serial ATA slot is the Clear CMOS jumper and below that are power/reset buttons. To the left of the buttons are the front panel I/O connectors.


The four DDR2 memory slots support a maximum of 4GB of DDR2-800 memory in a dual channel configuration. Biostar colour coordinate the memory slots so you know which slots to occupy to enable dual channel mode.


The GeForce 7050PV and nForce 630a chipsets are integrated into one physical chipset that is cooled with a small passive aluminum heatsink. It gets quite warm next to the Socket AM2 processor, so make sure you have good system airflow. There is a lot of space around the CPU socket so you can install the larger heatsinks that extend out at the sides.


The Biostar TF7050-M2 motherboard natively runs with a 24 pin ATX 2.0 spec power supply however if you're using an older ATX 1.4 spec PSU that will be ok too. There are two fan headers here. The four pin PWM power connector is for the processor heatsink fan and the three pin fan header just above the PCI Express x1 slot can be used with a case exhaust fan. It's also good to use this with an aftermarket videocard cooler.

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Contents of Article: Biostar TF7050-M2
 Pg 1.  Biostar TF7050-M2 GeForce 7050PV Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  nVIDIA GeForce 7050PV Chipset
 Pg 3.  — Biostar TF7050-M2 Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 4.  HDMI Motherboard Highlights Continued
 Pg 5.  nVIDIA PureVideo and High Definition Content
 Pg 6.  Overclocking the GeForce 7050PV
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SYSmark 2007 Preview, SiSoft Sandra XIb
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 10.  How does nVIDIA's GeForce 7050PV stack up?

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