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Biostar Unveils Two Hi-Fi Series FM2 Motherboards

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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.

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Kinda wish it had the 6 analogue ports rather than just the 3.
 

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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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For something marketed with HiFi branding it would be better to have RCA connector IMO.
 
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nah, want ITX.
 
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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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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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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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FM1/FM2 ram standard is 1866, that is what is supported by the memory controller without overclocking.
 
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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.