Sadly, this board has been deactivated on newegg (although you can still buy it open box; also available on plenty of other online retailers). Perhaps Biostar is stopping production of them?
Anyway, I looked at the BIOS manuals for a few other Biostar motherboards as well. All the boards based on the 770 chipset have the ECC BIOS options. And the A770E
also appears to have a three-phase VRM (plus it only supports <=95 watt CPUs). Newegg doesn't sell it, but the A770E3
looks like the exact same thing, only with DDR3 support (i.e. strictly AM3).
The 770-based boards are full ATX, rather than microATX, which is good or bad depending on your situation. Bad, because it's bigger, and won't work in microATX-only cases; good because you get more PCI slots and an additional PCIe x1 slot.
The 770 chipset does not
include integrated graphics. You could probably get virtually the same power consumption using an old, fanless and heatsink-less PCI-based graphics card. However, the BIOS also has a "headless" mode option. According to the BIOS documentation, this is exactly what it sounds like: allows running without a keyboard, mouse or monitor. I'd like to think that this means, after installing your operating system and some kind of remote management tool, you could completely remove the video card and save a couple watts or more.
However, the A760G also has the "headless mode" BIOS option. When I first got the board, I tried disabling the internal GPU while enabling the headless mode. But the board wouldn't boot. I didn't work at this very hard, because I figured the internal GPU probably didn't use much power anyway.
So, it's unconfirmed whether or not headless mode lets you run without a graphics card.
Finally: according to Wikipedia
, the 760G chipset is manufactured on a 55nm process, while the 770 is a 65nm process. In theory, that could mean higher power consumption for the 770, but in reality... who knows!
I might eventually snag one of these 770-based Biostar boards and see how they compare to the A760G... first I need to get rid of a lot of old junk, and also wait for a deal/open box.