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BIOSTAR Unveils the Hi-Fi A88W 3D FM2+ Motherboard

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BIOSTAR has released the Hi-Fi A88W 3D motherboard based on the new AMD FM2+ socket design that will support AMD Multi-Core (x4, x2) socket FM2+/FM2 processors AMD A-series/ E2-series processors.

Using the AMD A88X Chipset, the Hi-Fi A88W 3D, featuring Puro HiFi audio technology, brings 4 DIMM slots supporting DDR3 ram. It uses the newest SATA 6 Gb/s bus which is twice the speed of current SATA 3G connections along with USB 3.0. There is support for AMD Dual Graphics Technology and the board uses 100% X.D.C solid capacitors.





The Hi-Fi A88W 3D will give users the "6+ Experience". The first, Audio+ includes audio features from BIOSTAR which are extensive with the following audio features: 3D Audio, True Blu-Ray Audio, 3D HiFi Amp and 3D Smart Ear.

Video+ features support for full HDMI 3D 1080p and the motherboard has a Dual-Link DVI port for resolutions up to 2560x1600.

Speed+ features include support for PCI-E 3.0 technology and SmartSpeedLAN which is a free software application that monitors and manages your PC's network behavior. There is also Charger Booster is the fastest and most efficient charger solution for apple devices such as iPads and iPhones.

Protection+ features include USB Overcurrent Protection, an ESD protection (Electrostatic Discharge) safeguard that prevents the USB Port from providing overcurrent. In addition, there are OVER-Current Protection, OVER-Voltage Protection, and OVER-Heat Protection safeguards.

Durability+ gives you Low RdsOn P-Pak MOS is a low resistance design that can significantly reduce the current in energy loss and the uses of a moisture-proof PCB. Computers are often used in humid areas (such as coastal climates).

Lastly, DIY+ users are taken care of with BIOSTAR fully supporting the user in many innovative ways such as with UEFI BIOS stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and BIO-Remote 2 which gives users a better Home Theater environment.

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Lastly, DIY+ users are taken care of with BIOSTAR fully supporting the user in many innovative ways such as with UEFI BIOS stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and BIO-Remote 2 which gives users a better Home Theater environment.
Than ?.
 
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Must say Biostar boards are starting to look a lot better then the Technicolor yawn they had in the past. I do wonder about reliability as their history is not the best.
 
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It's missing pci-e slots. No thanks.
 
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It's missing pci-e slots. No thanks.
But according to the Biostar website it has
1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot (supported by FM2+ CPU)
1 x PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot (x4)
2 x PCI-E x1 2.0 Slot
So why are you saying it has no slots ?
 
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But according to the Biostar website it has
1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot (supported by FM2+ CPU)
1 x PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot (x4)
2 x PCI-E x1 2.0 Slot
So why are you saying it has no slots ?
It has 2 pci slots. That's 2 missing pci-e.
 

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2 pci slots are wasting space.
Some people still have PCI cards and gives them the opportunity to use them. Many manufacturers have those on their boards, especially the ATX ones.
 
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I have 1 PCI TV tuner and 1 PCI soundcard. I use the tuner mostly for the remote since I'm not watching stupid TV anymore.
 
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Erm, by the pic it has 2 PCI and 2 PCI-E slots.
Uhm, hmmm... I'm guessing you're not familar with PCI-Express 1x... ?
 
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Uhm, hmmm... I'm guessing you're not familar with PCI-Express 1x... ?
I think it more a case of not replacing a totally working card just because of the BUS. If it isn't broke don't fix it. These things cost money.
 
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We had ISA slots forever wasting space. This is no different to me. Get rid of them.
 
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