BIOSTAR NM70I-1037U Motherboard Review

Motherboards/IntegratedCPU by stefan @ 2013-11-20

The BIOSTAR NM70I-1037U board features an improved CPU, Ivy Bridge Celeron 1037, which is powerful enough to perform many tasks. In order to boost the 3D capabilities even further, we can install a dedicated video card into the available PCI-Express x16 port so we would be even able to game with low to mainstream graphics levels.


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At first we would like to thank BIOSTAR for offering their NM70I-1037U motherboard with integrated CPU for testing and reviewing.






“In 1980, the IT industry was growing at a phenomenal rate. With wide experience in buying and selling electronic parts as well as researching on future demands for mainboards and add-on cards , the founder of BIOSTAR GROUP, established BIOSTAR MICROTECH INTERNATIONAL CORP in 1986.


In the early years, BIOSTAR concentrated on the manufacture of mainboards built for XT form factor. To maintain steady business growth, BIOSTAR managed to keep a large portion of its capital and manpower invested on the design and development of new products, which at the same time has enabled it to stay competitive in the rapid evolution of the computer industry.


BIOSTAR has enriched its competence in the design and manufacture of products such as add-on cards, multi-media and system products to develop the market and meet the demands of customers for more integrated solutions. In order to expand its capacity to meet customer demand globally, BIOSTAR was the first to establish a manufacturing facility in China in 1990. In 1998, its sales revenues exceeded US$130 million and it ranked 227th among the top 1000 enterprises in Taiwan. Furthermore, BIOSTAR obtained an ISO 9001 certification in 1999 and became a publicly listed company in the same year. BIOSTAR’s future has limitless possibilities.”


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Comment from Ibrihim @ 2013/12/17
Bought one after reading the review. Added a Kingston cheap SSD , a 4gb mem (1333) and an FSP 300w itx power supply. Screwed it all onto a piece of plywood as I'm still looking for a case. I cannot hear the system even under load! Congrats to FSP. The Cpu gets 1714 on passmark so should handle a good medium graphics card. 3d06 gave me 2710- Cpu 1900 s/m2 861 and h/dsm3 1135.
As the little power supply claims 20amps on 2 rails I bought a GTX460 768mb on ebay. So now 3d06 gave me 11145 - cpu 1920 s/m2 4977 and hd sm3 6652. So I don't think the cpu is a bottleneck. Shame about the video card noise.
Temps on cpuid h/w monitor (running in the background) cpu-min 34 and max55. but its not in a case. Very pleased , overall conclusion is a lot of fun in a biscuit tin.
Comment from Stefan Mileschin @ 2013/12/18
Glad you like it. I also enjoy small mobos with CPUs soldered to them too.