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Biostar TF7150U-M7 GeForce 7150 Motherboard Review
Biostar TF7150U-M7 GeForce 7150 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Are you as excited about the high definition possibilities of a motherboard bound HDMI jack as we are? Good. Have a look at one of the latest boards from Biostar, the TF7150U-M7.
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External Mfg. Website: Biostar Dec 12 2007   C. Sun  
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PCSTATS Maximum Motherboard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

Overclocking is alive and well! PCSTATS has all the details you need to see at a glance to know which board is best. The chart we've compiled below lists the highest overclocked Front Side Bus speeds we were able to achieve while maintaining 100% stability.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportMaximum Intel Motherboard Overclocking Results
Motherboards Max FSB
Foxconn MARS (Intel P35 Express) 535
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 (Intel X38 Express) 525
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 (Intel P35 Express) 515
Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe (Intel P35 Express/DDR3)*


MSI P35 Platinum (Intel P35 Express) 504
Biostar TP35D2-A7 (Intel P35 Express) 483
Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 (Intel P35 Express) 482
MSI P6N Diamond (nVIDIA nForce 680i SLI) 478
Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus (nVIDIA nForce 650i SLI) 472
Biostar TF7150U-M7 (nVIDIA GeForce 7150) 460
ECS PN2 SLI2+ (nVIDIA nForce 680i SLI) 450
MSI P6N SLI Platinum (nVIDIA nForce 650i SLI) 435
Abit AB9 Pro (Intel P965 Express) 420
Asus P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP (Intel P965 Express) 420
ECS NF650iSLIT-A (nVIDIA nForce 650i SLI) 412
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium (nVIDIA nForce 590i SLI) 410
Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 (Intel P965 Express) 406
Asus P5B-E (Intel P965 Express) 406
Asus P5W64 WS Professional (Intel 975X Express) 400
Abit AW9D-MAX (Intel 975X Express) 385
MSI P965 Platinum (Intel P965 Express) 375
Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H (Intel 975X Express) 368
MSI 975X Platinum (Intel 975X Express) 360
Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H (Intel P965 Express) 352
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (Intel P965 Express) 352
ECS PN1 SLI2 (nVIDIA nForce 590i SLI) 350
Epox EP-5P945 Pro (Intel 945 Express) 350
Biostar Tforce P965 Deluxe (Intel P965 Express) 341
Biostar P4M890-M7 (VIA P4M890) 336
Foxconn G9657MA-8KS2H (Intel G965 Express) 333
Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 (Intel 945PL Express) 255
Typical Test System Specifications: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4 GHz) or E6750 (2.67 GHz), 2GB Corsair Twin2X2048-8888C4DF DDR2 Memory, MSI NX7800GTX-T2D256E. Please see individual reviews for more specific test details. * - Tested with Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.67 GHz) and 2GB Corsair Twin3X2048-1800C7D DDR3 memory.
If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:Overclocking the CPU and Memory, Overclocking the Videocard

For an integrated motherboard, the Biostar TF7150U-M7 motherboard does pretty well for itself wouldn't you say? It overclocks higher than the ECS PN2 SLI2+ which is an nVIDIA nFOrce 680i based motherboard!

Welcome nVIDIA into the integrated Intel world!

For a long time Intel users were looking at the integrated options in AMD land and salivating at the thought of those chipsets moving over. Well nVIDIA has finally introduced its GeForce 7-series chipset to the Intel market. Having seen what the Geforce 7150 can do, it's clear this integrated graphics chipset will give Intel's G series chipsets a good run for its money.

Biostar has put together a pretty decent nVIDIA GeForce 7150 based motherboard with its TF7150U-M7. Based around the nVIDIA chipset, the little motherboard supports a whole array of video output options which will surely please the hardware enthusiast. On the rear we find a DVI output, analog and HDMI, exactly what you need if you plan on hooking up the computer to a high definition television.

The Biostar TF7150U-M7 does have a few other integrated goodies like onboard 7.1 channel high definition Azalia audio and a Gigabit network card. If that's not enough for you there are ample expansion opportunities thanks to the PCI Express x1, PCI Express x16 and two PCI slots on the motherboard.

In terms of performance the Biostar TF7150U-M7 motherboard performed very well and kept up with Intel P35/X38 Express motherboards in many respects. Memory bandwidth can be an issue if you're using the onboard GeForce 7150, but overall for office tasks you wouldn't notice it. While the onboard GeForce 7150 is DirectX 9.0C compatible, you're not going to be doing much gaming on that thing. If it's games you want, spend some money and get yourself a standalone PCI Express videocard. With a GeForce 8800GTS 320MB installed onto the system, performance shot right up to near the level of the competition.

PCSTATS was pleasantly surprised how well the Biostar TF7150U-M7 motherboard could overclock. Even with no CPU clock multiplier options, the motherboard was able to reach a very respectable 460 MHz!

With a retail price of $93 CDN ($95 USD, £45 GBP), Biostar has put together a very well rounded and affordable package with its TF7150U-M7 motherboard. If you're looking to build a low cost or HTPC/multimedia system, now you can with get something with a nVIDIA GeForce chipset while using an Intel processor; the best of both worlds.

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Contents of Article: Biostar TF7150U-M7
 Pg 1.  Biostar TF7150U-M7 GeForce 7150 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Biostar TF7150U-M7 Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 3.  nVidia's GeForce 7150 Vista Solution
 Pg 4.  Overclocking the little Biostar motherboard
 Pg 5.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SYSmark 2007 Preview
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark06, Quake 4, FEAR
 Pg 9.  — PCSTATS Maximum Motherboard Overclocking Chart & Conclusions

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