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BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G + SB850 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 880G
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 1866(OC)/1600(OC)
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A great choice of performance and value, the BIOSTAR A880GZ motherboard delivers makes an ideal base stone for those wanting to build an budget-friendly system or a space efficient HTPC. Based on AMD 880G chipset and equipped with the latest AM3+ socket, this board brings the power and reliability of AMD Bulldozers to a MicroATX form factor. VGA, DVI and HDMI connectors deal with various display devices, from outdated CRT monitor to the state-of-the-art large flat screen display.

  • newegg AM3+ Socket Equipped with AM3+ socket, the BIOSTAR A880GZ can work well with the latest AMD FX Bulldozer processor enabling you to enjoy the industry-leading processor performance and features on an affordable platform.
  • newegg Dual Channel DDR3 It supports 2 DIMM Slots DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of DDR3 1866(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066/800. The processor support 2 memory channels and setting the memory multiplier, allows selection of the channel speed. These clearly uplift the band width and boost the overall system performance.
  • newegg BIO-Flasher Update BIOS effortlessly from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. BIO-Flasher is a convenient BIOS update tool. Just launch this tool and put the BIOS on USB pen driver before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS with only a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy disk or other complicated flash utility.
  • newegg eHot-Line Utiltiy Integrated e-service automatically sends your technical support request to Biostar Globe tech support without any delay.
  • newegg BIOScreen Utility Personalize your desktop with customizable boot logo. BIOScreen is the new feature that lets you personalize and create your own style with unique, custom-made boot logo.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Mark S.
  • 7/26/2014 8:35:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for my HTPC

Pros: Never used a biostar still now. its works great.

Cons: None

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  • Josh I.
  • 4/9/2014 9:57:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsA880GZ

Pros: Price. 6 Gbps sata.

Cons: Windows 7 constantly tells me to plug my devices into a USB 2.0 port. All of my chipset drivers are up to date, and I have even reinstalled windows with no luck. Very annoying. Also, I have a back lit keyboard which has to be unplugged and re-plugged in every time the computer wakes up from sleep.

Other Thoughts: Spend the extra $20 and go with something more reliable.

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  • Jessie J.
  • 11/16/2013 12:13:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of (word censored) Junk

Pros: Hasn't completely died yet.

Cons: POST occasionally fails when powering up computer. Only recognizes my keyboard once every three times it's powered on. CRASHES THE COMPUTER CONSTANTLY! I can't play more than 5 minutes of video games before this junk motherboard fails and the computer shuts off. Manufacturer doesn't update drivers.

Other Thoughts: Avoid Biostar like the plague they are.

Manufacturer Response:

Sorry to hear of your troubles, but this does not sound like normal operations of the motherboard. Drivers are updated by the chipset manufacturer, AMD for the chipset, Realte for the Audio and LAN.
For the issues you are having, recommend that you contact Biostar support for assistance. 626-581-1055 menu 2 or email support@biostar-usa.com

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  • jaison v.
  • 9/6/2013 5:33:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes the job

Pros: mATX board run AM3+
Handles an fx 8320
Can OC ( I don't reccomend!)

I only get it 5 eggs based on price to performance and that it handle an 8 core cpu after a bios update np.

Cons: NO mosfet cooling
Only 4 SATA ports

That's it, no other issues with this board.

Other Thoughts: I have purchased 3 of these boards, and they have all served well under proper use. I was able to unlock the 2 extra cores on a 960t with one board. and we fried another OCing a 1090t to 4.0. hit 3.8 stable. think we cooked the mosfets reaching for the sky. The most recent one is in my htpc/steam box running a FX8320 with a CM n520 cooler for a few month, HD 7950, and 8 gigs of gskill 1600. Lots of video encoding and indie games.

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  • John M.
  • 9/3/2013 9:43:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot for realtime Linux

Pros: Cheap, 2 pci slots

Cons: Horrible latency figures when used with Linuxcnc . probably fine for most other applications

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  • Van R.
  • 8/16/2013 3:48:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: Update to my last review.

Cons: My board lasted from July 26th to August 15th. Ran fine for a few weeks. Started having USB problems (mouse wasn't being recognized) and then finally just wouldn't post at all. Smelled like burning electronics.

Other Thoughts: Bought an Asus M5A97 R2.0 to replace it. Hope it holds up better.

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  • Joseph T.
  • 8/12/2013 10:03:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBiostar mATX UEFI

Pros: UEFI based mATX mainboard with native Sata 6Gb, AM3+ CPU socket, and DDR3. These features together in this form factor are scarce. UEFI is ver 2.1 ... have installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS and W7 Pro SP1 in GPT/EFI 64 bit configuration using rEFInd for Boot Management. EFI Shell V2.0 from the CD version of the rEFInd package works with this UEFI based mainboard.

Cons: Very small inexpensive board so:
Only one PCIEx16 V2 slot,
Only two DDR3 RAM slots,
Only USB2 serial ports and headers,
CPU (1) and Sys (1) Fan headers,
Two PCI slots and no PCIEx1 slot
Onboard DVI or HDMI display not both
3+1 Power Management and MOSFETs (12) without heatsinks for high TDP CPU or effective protection when tweaking. Minimal tweaking available but I don't trust it very far ... Multiplier and Ram Clock mild push only withou Voltage increases.

Other Thoughts: Suprise ... Smooth running and Inexpensive build!?!
No malfunctions or unforseen problems

Of course, i am staying inside the power envelop of an old 80W TDP CPU and the case has four fans installed not counting the CPU Cooler's two fans to keep things cool. Running without fan controls for now.

System Build:
Phenom II 550 x2 (Callisto C2 stepping) @3.5GHz
Noctua U9B SE Cooler
8GB (4Gbx2) Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 @1600 1.5V
Plextor 128GB M5S SSD GPT partitioned
LG BD burner WH14NS40
500W PSU Modular ATX
Lian LI PCA04 mATX case

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  • Scott M.
  • 8/9/2013 4:31:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: The only m-ATX AM3+ board I could find still in production.

Cons: DOA

Other Thoughts: Save yourself the frustration--just believe the bad reviews.

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  • Christopher D.
  • 8/8/2013 1:08:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board for the price

Pros: Unbeatable price.
Easy to use BIOS.
Good space between components.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I chose this board because I was on a budget and was a little apprehensive about it. That disappeared as soon as I started assembling. Yes, Its a small board and it uses the 880 chipset, but it is perfectly functional and cheap. This Biostar board has thoroughly impressed me.

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  • Nicholas C.
  • 8/5/2013 6:21:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot too shabby

Pros: Cheap price, has PCI 2.0 x16 express to add video cards, AMD processor slot.

Cons: Only 2 PCI slots and a PCI express slot. I had to install my NVidia 7800 GT graphics card for better gaming. Not to mention everything is all SATA, so no 3.5 floppy drives can be used. Sometimes Windows 7 ATI forgets that the USB ports are 2.0

Other Thoughts: Overall, this isn't a bad little motherboard. Works well for what I bought it for. I just don't like that a video card made in 2005 works better than the on board graphics ports. I got it in a Super Saver sale with a Ram chip and a AMD processor. I am giving it only 4 eggs due to the video card.

My PC specs
BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X2 270 Regor 3.4GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor
1x CORSAIR 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
1x CORSAIR XMS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
NVidia 7800 GT OC graphics card.

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