Biostar is very well known for manufacturing mainstream motherboards, and they recently decided to also attack the high-end market with their T series. TForce 590 SLI Deluxe is based on the most high-end NVIDIA chipset for the socket AM2 platform, nForce MCP 590, competing with products from tier 1 manufacturers like ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI, but costing a little bit less, yet promising the same performance level and a lot of features. Let’s take a look at it!

What immediately caught our attention was its package. Its cables, CDs and manual are stored in a very beautiful pouch. This motherboard also comes with two gifts that we’ve never seen on other motherboards. First, a universal cell phone charger that allows you to virtually connect any cell phone to the USB port of your computer to charge your cell phone using your computer power supply. Secondly, a headset with a microphone for you to use VoIP solutions like Skype and Battlefield 2.

Biostar TForce 590 SLI De LuxeFigure 1: Biostar TForce 590 SLI Deluxe package.

Biostar TForce 590 SLI De LuxeFigure 2: Pouch for storing cables, CDs and manual that comes with this motherboard.

Biostar TForce 590 SLI De LuxeFigure 3: Universal cell phone cable.

Biostar TForce 590 SLI De LuxeFigure 4: Headset for VoIP.

You can take an overall look of the motherboard in Figure 5. As you can see, it uses an active heatsink (i.e., with a fan) on its north bridge chip and passive heatsinks on the south bridge chips and MOSFET transistors from the voltage regulator. You can also see that it has two PCI Express x16 slots, supporting SLI x16, one PCI Express x4, one PCI Express x1 and two standard PCI slots.

Biostar TForce 590 SLI De LuxeFigure 5: Biostar TForce 590 SLI Deluxe.

Let’s talk more about this motherboard.


Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.