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Biostar TH67+ review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £86
inc VAT

Biostar's microATX Sandy Bridge motherboard does the job, but it's distinctly short of ports and you can get more for the same price.


LGA1155, microATX, Intel H67 chipset, supports: 2nd gen Core i3, Core i5, Core i7

The TH67+ is Biostar’s microATX model in its Intel socket LGA1155 range. It’s fairly well supplied with connectors and expansion slots for its size, with four SATA2 connectors, two SATA3 connectors, a PCI slot, a PCI-E x1 slot and two PCI-E x16 slots, one of which only runs at x4. Four memory slots can take up to 16GB of RAM, which you can overclock to speeds of up to 2,000MHz in the motherboard’s UEFI (the new-style BIOS) settings. The UEFI interface isn’t as glossy as that of some motherboards, and all the main overclocking settings are crammed into a single cramped page, but we found everything we needed after a bit of exploration.

Biostar TH67+ top

The motherboard’s back panel is seriously undersupplied with ports. There are just four USB ports, two of which are USB3, and a single PS/2 port. There are four USB headers on the motherboard so you can connect case ports or add blanking ports, but we’d have liked more ports built into the back panel. There are no eSATA or Firewire ports on the back, although eSATA can be added through a cheap blanking plate. On top of that, there are just three 3.5mm analogue stereo outputs. Beyond those and the usual VGA, DVI and HDMI video outputs there’s nothing else there.

Biostar TH67+ ports

The TH67+ looks like a decent proposition at first and performed well enough in our tests, with an Overall score of 170. However, we weren’t satisfied with its paltry selection of back panel ports. The TH67+ is by no means useless, but it costs the same as Asrock’s Best Buy winning H67M-GE/HT, which is significantly better and has faster performance.

We reviewed the early release version of this motherboard, which has been withdrawn and replaced with a practically-identical version that replaces the faulty SATA2 controller.

Basic Specifications

Rating ***
Processor socket LGA1155
Form factor microATX
Size 244x230mm
Processor support 2nd gen Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Processor external bus 100MHz (20Gbit/s DMI)
Chipset north bridge Intel H67
Chipset south bridge Intel H67
Integrated graphics Yes
Supported memory type DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1800(OC)/2000(OC)
Maximum memory speed PC3-16000
Memory slots 4
Maximum memory 16GB
Dual-channel support yes

Buying Information

Price £86

Internal Ports

Power connectors 1x 24-pin ATX, 1x 8-pin ATX
PCI-E x16 slots 2
Dual graphics architecture CrossFireX
PCI-E x4 slots 0
PCI-E x1 slots 1
PCI slots 1
Fan headers 3
Floppy ports 0
IDE ports 0
Serial ATA ports 6
RAID chipset (max disks) Intel H67 (6x SATA2/3, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)


Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Sound (ports) Realtek ALC892 (3x analogue out, S/PDIF out header)
USB2 ports / headers 4/3
Firewire ports / headers 0/0
Legacy ports 1x PS/2, serial header
Other ports 2x USB3, 2x SATA3, VGA, DVI, HDMI
Cables included 3x SATA, 1x SATA power
Brackets included none
Software included drivers

Setup and Overclocking

Voltage adjustment CPU/RAM/chipset
CPU clock max adjustment 300MHz

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