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BIOSTAR Launches the Hi-Fi A85X FM2 Motherboard

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BIOSTAR, a manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards, industrial computer systems and other peripherals, has officially launched their latest edition to their high-end motherboard lineup, the Hi-Fi A85X. This newest ATX form factor motherboard supports all AMD Socket FM2 CPUs and offers 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 upcoming Trinity Fusion APU's which will also utilize AMD's new A85X chipset. The Hi-Fi A85X has also received the official Windows 8 hardware certification from Microsoft.

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looks good, PCI E config needs improv.

this still the A75 Chipset from FM1?
 

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since when does biostar use blue, why everybody copying msi
 

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since when does biostar use blue, why everybody copying msi
You make it sound like MSI owns the rights to blue and black themed hardware. :p

In the past I've been pretty impressed with Biostar when it comes to affordable motherboards.
 
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looks like a bad ass board. I might go back to Biostar if the price is right.
 
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looks good, PCI E config needs improv.

this still the A75 Chipset from FM1?
Uhm, it's in the title... A85X, impulse clicker? I do that sometimes too, but I don't really ask questions tho, at least until I've had a full read-through... not to mention, google is a much faster and certain way of getting answers than waiting for random forum members to answer.

Nice board, can't say that I care much tho, as BIOSTARs don't sell in my country... but I'm slightly interested in AMD's 3rd gen APU (the one rumored to have 1TFLOP+) and future AMD sockets and chipsets (what will Steamroller be launched on? except FM2 for the APU variant).
 
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since when does biostar use blue, why everybody copying msi
lol?

GB have been using blue themed boards since socket 370
 
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Pretty motherboard!
 
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really? high end gamers??? no support for sli out of the box... i would call this entry to mid level.
Well considering it's an AMD board I WOULD find it hard to believe if it DID have SLI support out of the box...:rolleyes:
 
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Yes, it's still Hudson (A75) silicon.
Shameless rebranding.
:mad:
I'm pretty sure the A75 only have 6 SATA ports, while this have 8.

Also, raid 5 seems to be a A85 only thing.
 

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Well considering it's an AMD board I WOULD find it hard to believe if it DID have SLI support out of the box...:rolleyes:
The 990X and 990FX do, but this is also not AMD' enthusiest platform. Would you really want to run SLI on an APU? :wtf:
 
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The 990X and 990FX do, but this is also not AMD' enthusiest platform. Would you really want to run SLI on an APU? :wtf:
Another good point! Touche!
 

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The 990X and 990FX do, but this is also not AMD' enthusiest platform. Would you really want to run SLI on an APU? :wtf:
True - but the Athlon X4 series don't have graphics integrated - you'll need a discrete card. But then, if you wanted to SLI you'd go over to Bulldozer
 
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The 990X and 990FX do, but this is also not AMD' enthusiest platform. Would you really want to run SLI on an APU? :wtf:
...in the future you might, considering if AMD & Co's heterogeneous computing initiative will take shape... having a CPU do the finesse stuff, then a GPU inside it accelerate the crap out of it with the more brute stuff, and lastly but not least, have the discrete GPU(s) be fed by them really really fast... or at the very least have very very low idle/low load power usage when using APU only instead of the 2 noisy and power hungry GPUs you have in your case "all" the time.
 
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I'm pretty sure the A75 only have 6 SATA ports, while this have 8.

Also, raid 5 seems to be a A85 only thing.
True on both accounts, but the thing is, those features are merely disabled on A75-branded parts.
 
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An incremental upgrade for FM2. Won't argue that. But different feature levels from the same thing is hardly a new thing, is it?

And if I can get A75 cheaper than A85, I won't complain about ONLY 6 SATA 6Gbit ports and lack of raid 5.
 
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True on both accounts, but the thing is, those features are merely disabled on A75-branded parts.
As long as they don't ask more money for it, it's not really a problem. Seeing as how it's also supposed to market the move to FM2... I doubt they'd get greedy with them at this point

Also, they said it will support at least one more APU generation it, that beeing Kaveri, if this is a fact, that that pretty much means that we'll see Steamroller on FM2.
 

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An incremental upgrade for FM2. Won't argue that. But different feature levels from the same thing is hardly a new thing, is it?

And if I can get A75 cheaper than A85, I won't complain about ONLY 6 SATA 6Gbit ports and lack of raid 5.
ya youll be on FM1 then.

i recall 85 being just a FM2 A75 pretty much
 

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Is there any advantage in having all these hifi-goodies if one sends the audio signal unmodified to the receiver through one of the digital outputs?