We know that not everyone has time to sit down and read an 8 – 10 thousand word review on one item. So in order to make things as clear and concise as possible we have not only including included “Too Long; Didn’t Read” synopsis for the main section. To really get a good idea of the pros and cons we recommend reading the entire review, but this page and the Score Card section will give you a good overview of the ‘board.
A Closer Look
While the Biostar Racing B150GTN is not perfect, and really could use WiFi, the overall layout and design of this motherboard gets more right than it does wrong. The power subsystem is darn decent – bordering on excellent – for a B150 board, the included U.2 port is awesome, and including a M.2 port – even if it is on the backside – is impressive. Now if only it came with USB 3.1 abilities.
Just as with the Z170G7 the B150GTN comes with a darn decent BIOS. A BIOS that is polished and refined to a razor edge. Put simply this new BIOS layout and design is just as good as what can be found from the more well-known companies…. and in many cases it is better.
While the included software package may be lacking in quantity it more than makes up for it with quality. To be blunt this is a software package that is extremely potent and does not feel like a last minute addition. The fact that it allows owners to easily control the built in LED lighting controller is just icing on the cake.
As this is a B150 and not Z170 based system the system performs exactly as it should – decent, but not in the same league as a Z170. If this is a deal-breaker for you no B150 will satisfy and you should look only at Z170 motherboard. Just expect to pay a premium for the Intel ‘Z’ brand.
This motherboard is a very good option for single GPU configurations; or rather is as along as the case you use can handle a mega board!