Monday, March 23rd 2015

BIOSTAR Reveals Hi-Fi B85Z5 Motherboard

The newest motherboard based on Intel B85 single chip architecture by BIOSTAR is ready to work hard and play hard. The Hi-Fi B85Z5 supports Intel's 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors in the 1150 package and is ready for a work out with 4 channel DDR3 slots for maximum memory support of up to 32GB.

BIOSTAR's Hi-Fi B85Z5 delivers a business-rich option at a value price compared to the other companies. The Hi-Fi B85Z5 features BIOSTAR innovative Hi-Fi technology, a built-in powerful headphone amplifier and Super LAN Surge Protection which enhances Ethernet protections. Being an Intel B85 chipset based system, it comes with features like Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST), for faster system boot and shorter application load time, and Intel Small Business Advantage (Intel SBA), which delivers business-centric security protection, such as after-hours virus scans and data backup, and blocks recognition of unwanted USB drives and Intel's Smart Connect Technology.
The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi B85Z5 also perfectly fills entertainment needs with support for Direct3D 11.1 and HDMI. It has Blu-ray audio and provides a higher audio output of 24 bit/ 192KHz rather than 16 bit/48KHz from typical motherboards. In addition, the Hi-Fi B85Z5 is the first to embed the "Double Hi-Fi" integrated AMP which allows users to enjoy the same high quality of sound; whether the sound source output is set to the front or rear of the PC, both out puts produce extra high quality sound.

The Hi-Fi B85Z5 boasts 100% solid capacitors and Super Durable Ferrite Chokes bringing you the benefits of higher current capacity, lower energy loss and better power stability.

The Hi-Fi B85Z5 is Windows 8 ready, and supports BIO-Remote2 and BIOS Online Update features for easy management as well as Charger Booster function for fast charging of cell-phones. The MSRP for the Hi-Fi B85Z5 is $89.
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10 Comments on BIOSTAR Reveals Hi-Fi B85Z5 Motherboard

#1
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
Biostar is on fire. Putting out some pretty quality MoBos these days.
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#2
Ikaruga
Anyone knows the brand of that 4 electrolytic capacitors in the audio section?
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#3
lZKoce
I don't understand. B85 is the basic Business Series Chipset from Intel, not the Consumer series. Why are manifacturers putting business chipsets into consumer-end boards? (not Biostar specifically, in general). It's better than H81 for sure, but still seems odd to me. I guess cost-savings.
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AsRock
TPU addict
Maybe no one noticed but i thought it was kinda cool and discrete that the heatsink is like a piano.

Nice looking mobo, although i would not buy it layouts wrong ( SATA ) for my liking and a lack of fan connections.
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Steven B
lZKoce
I don't understand. B85 is the basic Business Series Chipset from Intel, not the Consumer series. Why are manifacturers putting business chipsets into consumer-end boards? (not Biostar specifically, in general). It's better than H81 for sure, but still seems odd to me. I guess cost-savings.
There are a lot of folks who don't want to pay a premium for Z87 or Z97 and overclocking, especially if they buy a lower end CPU. So those guys that buy a haswell i3 might want a decent motherboard without the premium of the Z chipset they wont use. Audio can be a good upgrade, especially for those users.
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Hood
AsRock
Maybe no one noticed but i thought it was kinda cool and discrete that the heatsink is like a piano.

Nice looking mobo, although i would not buy it layouts wrong ( SATA ) for my liking and a lack of fan connections.
I noticed the piano heat sink, which is a nice touch, also noticed there's no optical S/PDIF, so no good for me either...pretty lame for a board aimed at audiophiles. It has the Realtek ALC892 8-Channel Blu-ray Audio codec, but only 3 audio jacks.
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#8
haswrong
hifi lacks wifi, or dual lan. but otherwise pretty funny looking mobo. love the piano keyboard heatsink.

Hood
I noticed the piano heat sink, which is a nice touch, also noticed there's no optical S/PDIF, so no good for me either...pretty lame for a board aimed at audiophiles. It has the Realtek ALC892 8-Channel Blu-ray Audio codec, but only 3 audio jacks.
at the low edge, theres a spdif out connector if need be. though optical output is kinda obsolete technology good enough for full stereo or 5.1 max, i think.
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Hood
haswrong
hifi lacks wifi, or dual lan. but otherwise pretty funny looking mobo. love the piano keyboard heatsink.



at the low edge, theres a spdif out connector if need be. though optical output is kinda obsolete technology good enough for full stereo or 5.1 max, i think.
I need optical S/PDIF because regular 3.5 audio cables pick up too much interference (power hum, etc.) on the way to my amp. I listen to mostly 24-96 or 24-192 hi-res FLACs, and the noise is annoying during quiet passages. Once I get a decent USB DAC it won't matter, but they start at ~$150...
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#10
Uplink10
4 channel DDR3
I thought only HEDT platform supported quad channel.
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