Friday, October 19th 2012

Biostar Unveils Two Hi-Fi Series FM2 Motherboards

Biostar is currently preparing the release of two more motherboards supporting AMD's FM2 (codename Trinity) APUs, the Hi-Fi A85S2 powered by the A85X chipset and the Hi-Fi A55S2 equipped with an A55 chip. Since they are part of the Hi-Fi Series, both models feature an integrated independent audio power design and built-in amplifier, as well as a noise-blocking multi-layer PCB layout, the goal being to deliver a higher quality sound.

Both boards have an ATX form factor and pack 100% X.D.C solid capacitors, two DDR3-1866 memory slots, one PCIe x16 and two PCIe x1 slots, three PCI slots, Gigabit Ethernet, 5.1-channel audio, plus D-Sub and DVI outputs. The A55S2 also includes six SATA 3.0 Gbps ports and four USB 2.0 connectors, while the A85S2 comes with eight SATA 6.0 Gbps ports, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 plugs, and an HDMI output. No word yet on pricing.
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9 Comments on Biostar Unveils Two Hi-Fi Series FM2 Motherboards

#1
xBruce88x
Kinda wish it had the 6 analogue ports rather than just the 3.
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eidairaman1
by: xBruce88x
Kinda wish it had the 6 analogue ports rather than just the 3.
youll see other board makers do it, but honestly thats what a sound card is for too
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#3
Apocalypsee
For something marketed with HiFi branding it would be better to have RCA connector IMO.
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badtaylorx
by: xBruce88x
Kinda wish it had the 6 analogue ports rather than just the 3.
right...7.1 is what should come top shelf nowadays.....but 3 is all you need for 5.1
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#6
flyin15sec
Just nit picking here: "two DDR3-1866 memory slots"

What if I have DDR3-1600 memory or DDR3-2133, guess they won't work.:banghead:
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#7
xBruce88x
anything UP TO 1866 should work... the 2100 on the other hand... well it might work if you "overclock" it to 2100
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#8
eidairaman1
FM1/FM2 ram standard is 1866, that is what is supported by the memory controller without overclocking.
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xBruce88x
by: badtaylorx
right...7.1 is what should come top shelf nowadays.....but 3 is all you need for 5.1
true... but if you think about it all you need are 4 plugs for the 7.1 one for left and right, one for rear left and rear right, one for mid left and mid right, and one for center and subwoofer. the other two are for mic and line in... or a digital out in there somewhere.

with just the 3 plugs you have either 2 channel with a mic and line in or they get "re-tasked" as all output, for 5.1. center and sub on one, front left and right on another, and rear left and right on the last.

though... I think these boards are more geared towards high powered stereo headphones.
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