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Biostar Microtech International Corp.
Native name
TWSE: 2399
IndustryComputer hardware
Founded1986; 37 years ago (1986)
HeadquartersNew Taipei, Taiwan
Area served
Key people
ProductsBarebone computers
Expansion cards
Graphics cards
Home theater PCs
Industrial PCs
Remote controls
Server hardware
Small form factor
System-on-chip solutions[1]
Thermal grease
RevenueIncrease NT$4.608 Billion / $147 Million (2013)[2]
Increase NT$54.6 Million / $1.7 Million (2013)[2]
Increase NT$122.6 Million / $3.9 Million (2013)[2]
Number of employees
553 (2014)[3]

Biostar Microtech International Corp. (Chinese: 映泰股份有限公司; pinyin: Yìngtài Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī) is a Taiwanese company which designs and manufactures computer hardware products such as motherboards, video cards, expansion cards, thermal grease, headphones, home theater PCs, remote controls, desktops, barebone computers, system-on-chip solutions and industrial PCs.

Awarded Taiwan's Top 20 Global Brand in 2008, Biostar, with an estimated brand value of US$46 million, was ranked No. 1 as the top motherboard brand for internet cafés in China. Biostar is an independent company listed on the main floor of Taiwan Stock Market, stock ID number TWSE: 2399.


The company was founded in 1986, manufacturing XT form factor mainboards and in later years add-on cards. In 1999 Biostar was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange & also certified ISO 9001 standard within the same year.[4][5] Biostar has shifted from the SI/OEM market to the channel market with the portion of branded products closer to 100 percent.[6]

On 1 August 2004, having already had a successful collaboration of Nvidia nForce based motherboards, Biostar announced it was to become a first tier partner with Nvidia of graphics solutions.[7]

Biostar was the first manufacturer to launch a motherboard with built-in Wireless LAN back in May 2003, the P4TCA, which is based on at the time Intel's flagship i875P “Canterwood” chipset.[8] Biostar introduced the first AM2/AM2+ motherboard in the world (TF560 A2+) in June 2007, which was able to host Socket AM2 Athlon 64 and AM2+ AMD Phenom processors.[9]

Biostar was awarded “Top 20 Taiwan Global Brand” in 2008[10] conducted by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) with an estimate brand value of US$46 million.[11] Only three companies had a chance to crack the Top 20 list for the first time – and Biostar was among them.[12]

Biostar was also the first manufacturer in the world to launch a motherboard readily available with integrated USB 3.1 in February 2015, the Gaming Z97X, which is based on Intel's Z97 “Wildcat Point” chipset.[13][14]

Biostar has the distinction of being the first to allow end-users to modify voltages and frequencies of the video card's GPU and memory to boost performance to extreme limits (overclocking).[15] Those cards are either called "V-Ranger" or "V-Series".[5]

Their mainboards, notably the "T-Power" and "T-Series", have been widely reviewed to be highly overclockable[16] achieving world record FSB overclocks.[17]



It's an operating system, a premium 64 bit linux distro for cryptocurrency mining motherboard rig, it mines Monero, Ethereum, etc. it was developed in 2016.[18][19]

Mainboard chipset[edit]


Biostar is located in New Taipei City, Taiwan and is represented in many continents throughout the world through its 5 regional headquarters.[5]

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  1. ^ "Biostar Presents Its System-On-Chip Solutions". TechPowerUp. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Financial Statements For Biostar Microtech Intl Corp (2399)". Bloomberg Business. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  3. ^ "No of Employees for Biostar Microtech Intl Corp (2399)". Google Finance. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Company Profile". Biostar. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Exclusive interview with Biostar's Head of European Sales". KitGuru. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Biostar: More profitable clone market helping sales". DIGITIMES. 28 June 2002. Archived from the original on 3 July 2002.
  7. ^ "Biostar Announces to Join NVIDIA's First Tier Partnership of Visual Graphics Solutions". HEXUS. 27 September 2005. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  8. ^ "i875P Mainboard From Biostar: The First Ever Desktop Mainboard With WLAN Capabilities". X-bit labs. 22 March 2003. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Biostar first to market with Phenom motherboard". The Inquirer. 26 June 2007. Archived from the original on March 3, 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  10. ^ "BIOSTAR awarded TOP20 Taiwan Global Brand in 2008". Biostar. 4 October 2009. Archived from the original on 5 October 2008.
  11. ^ "2008 Top Taiwan Global Brands announced today". Branding Taiwan. 23 October 2008. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011.
  12. ^ "Three new companies on top 20 global brands list". Taipei Times. 25 September 2008. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Biostar Gaming Z97X - Price Comparison EU". Skinflint. 2 March 2015. Archived from the original on 3 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Biostar Announces the GAMING Z97X and Z97W Motherboards". TechPowerUp. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  15. ^ "Biostar V-Ranger Assists 8600GTS Gain Highest 3DMark06 In Class". 19 August 2007. Retrieved 29 September 2009.
  16. ^ "Biostar T5 XE cheap and powerful 5GHz+". 10 September 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2009.
  17. ^ "Biostar TPower I45 Set 725MHz FSB Record". VR-ZONE. 25 June 2008. Archived from the original on 3 July 2008.
  18. ^ "ethOS Mining OS". 2021-02-03. Archived from the original on 2021-02-03. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  19. ^ "Crypto Mining Guide". 2021-02-07. Archived from the original on 2021-02-07. Retrieved 2021-07-05.

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