BIOSTAR Announces Feature-Packed Mini-ITX Racing Motherboards


BIOSTAR is proud to introduce its newest addition to the RACING Series family of motherboards with the announcement of the BIOSTAR RACING Z270GTN and RACING B250GTN mini-ITX motherboards. BIOSTAR knows that there are plenty of enthusiasts looking for full-ATX features on mini-ITX form factors and the new BIOSTAR RACING Z270GTN and RACING B250GTN motherboard are designed to fulfill your requirements without compromise by allowing full utilization of the newest performance offering from Intel in a small package. The BIOSTAR RACING Z270GTN and RACING B250GTN come packed with BIOSTAR RACING features like 5050 LED Fun Zone with dual 5050 LED header, the BIOSTAR exclusive VIVID LED DJ that allows full RGB LED control for enthusiasts making the new RACING mini-ITX boards the world’s first RGB-capable motherboards for Kaby Lake platform. Together with that, BIOSTAR also adds performance and quality features for maximum system performance and stability.

Mini-ITX form factors have become a staple in the enthusiast and quiet computing marketing thanks to their smaller footprints. From its humble beginnings, the mini-ITX form factor has evolved into a powerhouse form factor ready to go side-by-side with its full layout brothers thanks to the ingenuity of brands like BIOSTAR who put in the effort of crafting feature-rich mini-




BIOSTAR RACING 2nd-Gen Intel 200 Chipset Motherboard Series in mini-ITX form factor

The new BIOSTAR RACING Z270GTN and RACING B250GTN mini-ITX motherboards will support processors for the LGA1151 socket and will have native support for DDR4-2400 memory and up to DDR4-3200 for the RACING Z270GTN. Both motherboards in the series will feature high-reliability Intel LAN ethernet solution with built-in BIOSTAR LAN surge protection for maximum protection. Built-in M.2 connectors allow high-speed storage support. Both motherboards are also protected by BIOSTAR DUAL-BIOS technology which allows you to recover from a defective BIOS update or corruption in an instant. The mini-ITX RACIN  motherboards from BIOSTAR all features all the new motherboards feature VIVID LED DJ support and 5050 LED Fun Zone with two 5050 LED headers for full customization freedom and DIY fun. Be future-ready with BIOSTAR RACING for tomorrow’s storage technology with built-in Intel Optane Memory support.

Both BIOSTAR RACING Z270GTN and RACING B250GTN feature connectivity for plenty of options. Included are legacy PS/2 support along with two pairs of USB3.0 ports. Video output includes HDMI and DVI.

The BIOSTAR RACING Z270GTN has a mount in the rear I/O for mounting MIMO antenna when using the internal M.2 Key-E slot for WIFI card.



Design your own LED effect with BIOSTAR VIVID LED DJ. Control your motherboard LED light via VIVID LED DJ utility including special effects like music-reactive LED animation.

5050 LED Fun Zone

The brand-new 5050 LED Fun Zone comes with two 5050 LED headers to bring more colorful lighting options to DIYers. This improves upon the original feature allowing for a much more flexible way of adding lights to your system.



Experience Intense Armor Warfare with World of Tanks together with BIOSTAR RACING

Indulge in the most realistic armored warfare experience with BIOSTAR and World of Tanks as they bring gamers closer to the actual battlefield with superb performance. Enjoy the BIOSTAR advantage in World of Tanks when you buy a BIOSTAR RACING motherboard, VGA or gaming peripheral where you will receive an exclusive invite codes for premium gift packs for World of Tanks Asia server players. Charge into battle with the BIOSTAR advantage.


CPU Support


Socket 1151 for Intel® Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron processor

Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power): 95Watt

* Please refer to for CPU support list.

Chipset INTEL® Z270 INTEL® B250


Supports Dual Channel DDR4 1866/2133/2400/3200(OC) Supports Dual Channel DDR4 1866/2133/2400
2x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot, Max. Supports up to 32 GB Memory

Each DIMM supports non-ECC 4/8/16GB DDR4 module

* DDR4-2400 for 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family.

* Please refer to for Memory support list.

Storage 4x SATA III (6Gb/s) : Supports AHCI, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 & Intel® Rapid Storage Technology


1x M.2 – Key M (32Gb/s) : Supports PCI-E / SATA SSD & Intel® Optane Technology


1x U.2 (32Gb/s) : Supports Intel® Optane Technology

4x SATA III (6Gb/s) : Supports AHCI


1x M.2 (32Gb/s) : Key M – Supports PCI-E & SATA SSD


1x U.2 (32Gb/s) : Supports Intel® Optane Technology

LAN Intel i219V

10/ 100/ 1000 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability

Audio Codec ALC892

7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio, Hi-Fi(Front)

USB 6x USB 3.0 port (4 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)

4x USB 2.0 port (2 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)

Expansion Slots 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot
Rear I/Os 1x PS/2 Mouse / Keyboard

1x DVI-D Port

1x HDMI Port

4x USB 3.0 Port

2x USB 2.0 Port

1x LAN Port

5x Audio Jack

1x S/PDIF Out Port

Internal I/Os 4x SATA III Connector (6Gb/s)

1x U.2 Connector (32Gb/s)

1x M.2 – Key E Slot : Supports 2230 Wi-Fi

1x USB 2.0 Header (each header supports 2 USB 2.0 ports)

1x USB 3.0 Header (each header supports 2 USB 3.0 ports)

1x 8-Pin Power Connector

1x 24-Pin Power Connector

1x CPU Fan Connector

1x System Fan Connector

1x Front Panel Header

1x Front Audio Header

1x Clear CMOS Header

2x 5050 LED Header

Form Factor Mini-ITX Form Factor, 170 mm x 170 mm
OS Support Windows 7 (32/64bit) / 8.1(64bit) / 10(64bit)

* Windows 7 (32/64bit) / 8.1(64bit) for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family only.

* BIOSTAR reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.



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