BIOSTAR, a manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, industrial computing systems and peripherals, has officially launched their latest editions to their AMD FM2 motherboard lineup, the Hi-Fi A85S3 and HiFi A75S3. These are the most cost effective solutions that support AMD Socket FM2 CPUs and offer native support for SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and dual-channel memory up to DDR3 - 2400 in over-clocking mode. Socket FM2 is a CPU socket used by AMD's Trinity Fusion APU's which will also utilize AMD's new A85X and A75 chipset. The Hi-Fi A85S3 and A75S3 have also received the official Windows 8 hardware certification from Microsoft. One feature set that sets the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 and A75S3 boards above and beyond typical motherboards is the integrated BIOSTAR Hi-Fi technology called "Puro Hi-Fi". Marketing Manager Eric Tung gets explains the value proposition with these motherboards. "It's very compelling how we have put a unique power delivery system for the audio aficionados out there" explained Eric. "With our professional quality sound and video capabilities on this board, a user can set up a full PC based home theater system with full THX support and true 7.1 surround sound". Targeting audiophiles, HTPC enthusiasts and high-end gamers alike, Puro Hi-Fi features an integrated independent audio power design with a built-in amplifier. The technology utilizes audio components with an independent power design for a significant reduction in electronic noise producing superb sound quality. The unique noise-blocking multi-layer PCB layout is conducive for an exceptionally clean signal. That design feature, together with a sampling rate of 192kHz/24-bit, delivers a high quality audio through an analog connection to your home theater system, multi-channel speakers or high-end headphones allowing you to enjoy true high-definition 7.1-channel surround sound. Part of the Puro Hi-Fi design includes high-quality "Non-Polarized Electrolysis Electric audio capacitors" for each individual audio channel circuit delivering low noise, low distortion, and a wide bandwidth to achieve the highest sound resolution and sound expansion for the most realistic sound effects. Furthermore, the resistors used by the system are of the metal-oxide film type with metal oxides such as tin. The electric characteristics are that of greater stability and reliability than regular metal film resistors when operating in an extremely broad working temperature range. These special components are typically used in applications with high endurance audio demands. The boards feature the latest BIOSTAR technologies such as BIOS Flasher and BIOS Online Update for easy updating and restoration of the BIOS, as well as BIO-Remote2 for remote control of the system via Android and Apple smart phones. BIO-Remote2 Technology gives users a better Home Theater environment. Users who own either Android or Apple mobile devices are able to access and control the PC remotely. Your smart device can become an intelligent and functional remote control. Moreover, BIO-Remote2 also includes both the function of mouse pad and power point presentation modes. The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 and A75S3 boards also feature the Charger Booster function. It is a high powered charging solution for Apple or Android devices such as iPad, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Charger Booster Technology is able to boost the charging time to be more efficiency and faster when a mobile device is connected to the motherboard. With Charger Booster technology, you are able to charge your devices up to 42 % faster. The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 and A75S3 boards are priced very competitively but still provide a unique set of implementation from BIOSTAR that make the boards stand out on the market, such as: - Hi-Fi Power - The Hi-Fi Power is a design which utilizes audio components with independent power design for a significant reduction in electronic noise and superb sound quality. - High Quality ESD - BIOSTAR Hi-Fi series motherboards provide a high quality ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) solution for their front I/O panels. This function prevents static electricity and reduces the damage to the motherboards when you are plugging or unplugging your headphones or microphones. - Hi-Fi AMP - The built-in amplifier can drive high-end headphones with over 100dB loads and offer a wide band-width, low noise, and high slew rate and low distortion audio source from front the panel I/O. - Smart EAR - A windows-based audio utility which allows you to easily adjust the system volume. With its user-friendly GUI, you can also increase or decrease the impedance setting (Low/High Gain) to optimize your headphones' performance. - Hi-Fi Resistors - Metal-oxide film resistors are made of metal oxides such as tin oxide. The electric characteristics are those of greater stability and reliability compared to regular metal film resistors when operating in an extremely broad operating temperature range. This special component is used in applications with high endurance audio demands. - Five Phase Power Design – A 5-phase VRM design with high quality power components such as low RDS (on) Mosfets for lower temperatures has the advantage of raising the overclocking ability of the chipset. - SmartSpeedLAN - This is a free software application which monitors and manages your PC's network behavior. With a user-friendly GUI interface, it allows you to select and prioritize different types of network traffic, including gaming, video streaming, communications or web surfing. You can also set any specific applications, choosing to prioritize or block them accordingly. SmartSpeedLAN can feature automatic management options that use adaptive networking intelligence to ensure that you are getting the best online experience possible. - Hi-Fi Caps - BIOSTAR Hi-Fi series motherboards come with high quality 'Non-Polarized Electrolysis Electric audio capacitors' for each audio channel circuit. The customized audio capacitors deliver low noise, low distortion, and a wide bandwidth to achieve the highest sound resolution and sound expansion.