Biostar Rolls Out 12-Slot PCI-E Cryptocurrency Mining Motherboard

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wardwing

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sigh... for a mining motherboard it still has unnecessary features.

they could reduce cost and save us power by removing the following:

the audio circuitry
5 of the sata headers
all the usb 2 ports
the ps/2 ports
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x Serial Header
 

mortsmi7

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While it is being marketed towards crypto mining, I'm sure other folks could make use of it as well. They might make use of those standard features.
 

derekullo

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"Using AMD based graphics cards and the latest Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.1 or later drivers , end users can easily install up to 12 graphics cards for maximum mining goodness. "

Nvidia graphics cards aren't supported?
 

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Dang! 12 Pci-e?! With 12 Vega GPUs installed on it and all OC'd and running on full capacity??

IMO, you gotta go on 2 x 1,500 watt psu setup on this one.
 

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My biostar with 6 slots can't even boot into Windows without bizarre errors if I add the 6th gpu. It says stuff like the Windows installation is corrupt or that the disc needs repairing. But if I remove 1 gpu it works great.

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NVIDIA currently limits the number of GPUs to 8 using Windows. I've read this is not an issue in Linux though. My company currently uses a hybrid deployment of 6/6 AMD/NVIDIA cards using the TB250-BTC Pro without issue. We also have 1 system that is running 12 AMD RX570 cards. Our other 12 card systems use the B250 Mining Expert from Asus which supports 19 GPUs according to their site but we have not tested. For our 6 GPU systems we use the TB250-BTC with AMD cards.

 

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If you are using either of the TB250-BTC boards you must update the bios to the most recent version. Once updated reset the BIOS to default setting then reboot. Next you will want to boot the system without any external GPUs installed and change the BIOS to use IGFX, TOLUD to 3.5GB, Enable 4G encoding and set all your PCI-E interfaces to Gen 2. Once done you can reboot the system into windows then shut down the system to install all 6 of your cards. Continue to use the onboard GFX, also ensure you install the Intel driver for the onboard. If you have any additional issues make sure each component of your setup is working correctly by testing them individually.

 

John Phillips

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So what is the max hash rate to be configured and what would it cost?
How would that compare to an AntMinor 9s for cost/hash and energy/hash?
 

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I had boot problems with a biostar board. All kinds of random no-post issues, bluescreens and such. I could get it to work with fewer cards, but adding too many cards would cause issues. I solved it by setting BIOS to use onboard graphics instead of the other GPUs. Boots fine now.

 

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AntMiner does a different algorithm so they're only comparable if you normalize to BTC/day.
 
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