Currently, Intel is in the 9th generation of its Core architecture, and soon the 10th generation will be released. However, the manufacturer of BIOSTAR recently unexpectedly announced the generation of motherboards based on the H61 chipset platform for 2nd-generation Intel Core chips from … 2011. Specifically, the HIOMHV2 model of BIOSTAR Supports 2/3 generation Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 chips, as well as Pentium and Celeron chips using socket 1155.
Because H61 is a 9-year-old foundation, H61MHV2 is also missing new technologies. This motherboard has 4 RAM slots, but is DDR3 RAM instead of DDR4. Not only is there no M2 slot for SSD, but H61MHV2 does not even support SATA 3 6Gbps but only stops at SATA 2 3Gbps. This motherboard also does not support USB 3.0, but only USB 2.0.
However, H61MHV2 is still equipped with a number of “amenities” such as HDMI port, PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, gigabit LAN port … all inside a compact mATX form factor that can fit even small cases. hon.
It is clear that for those who want to build a new PC, there is no way they will choose an “old” platform like H61. However, this BIOSTAR motherboard can be considered as a “savior” for owners of old PCs that have a problem, just want to replace components, not need (or conditions) to upgrade. onto a new PC.