BIOSTAR P4TCA Pro i875 Canterwood Review (1) Bluetooth 13 May 2003
BIOSTAR P4TCA Pro
This is the first time we review a BIOSTAR board. In the past, we have heard
BIOSTAR do manufacture some good boards but they focus on particular marktes.
BIOSTAR is going to change that and goes international and they have sought us
to review their latest BIOSTAR P4TCA Pro board which is feature packed.
The BIOSTAR P4TCA Pro is based on the 875P chipset
(Canterwood) and is meant as a Workstation class mainboard. It supports the
latest P4 processors with up to 4GB of DDR400 running in Dual Channel mode.
Although we have seen many canterwood boards, they only offer optional wireless
LAN. This board has it all integrated using a Wireless LAN 802.11b RTL 8180
chipset. 1394 and USB 2.0 are readily available on board. . This board uses the
ICH5R, thus supports 2 channels of SATA RAID 0. On top of that you can also do
an array of 4 HD in RAID 0/1/1+0 using the on board VIA VT6410 chipset.
The BIOS has some overclocking features which is
quite basic but serves the purpose well. The package also includes a software
WarpSpeeder which can be used to overclock the FSB of the system using software