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Biostar Announces the Hi-Fi A85W 3D Socket FM2 Mobo

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The Biostar Hi-Fi A85W 3D is a socket FM2 motherboard that integrates the company’s in-house “Hi-Fi 3D” audio technology.

Biostar has launched the Hi-Fi A85W 3D motherboard which features an FM2 socket, an ATX form factor, and the company’s in-house “Hi-Fi 3D” audio technology.

The tech aims to enable “high definition multi-dimensional sound” and offers a built-in 3D amplifier with over 100 dB load and up to 600 ohm impedance, a sampling rate of 192 kHz / 24-bit, and a Hi-V metalized polypropylene film capacitor for each audio channel circuit with a wide bandwidth and low distortion and noise.

Also included is a suite of software tools including six different types of 3D Sound Fields, Smart Ear 3D that provides “true reproduction of a virtual 3D space using any typical set of headphones” and Smart ?, an exclusive function that automatically assigns a gain and impedance range that is appropriate to your headphones.

Aside from these audio enhancements, the Hi-Fi A85W 3D is identical to the standard A85W motherboard and includes four DIMMs with a support for up to 64 GB of DDR3-2400, eight SATA3 connectors, a Realtek RTL8111F LAN controller, two USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports. With regard to expansion, the motherboard features two PCIe x16 2.0 (x16 + x4) slots, two PCIe x1 2.0 slots and two legacy PCI slots.

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    anything4this , July 2, 2013 9:21 PM
    Who would buy full size atx for fm2?
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    Calculatron , July 2, 2013 10:14 PM
    A lot of people knock on Biostar. Before I got into computer building, I had some cheap rig my father threw together for college. The motherboard, which was Biostar, survived two cheap PSUs before finally succumbing to its doom. That was five years ago, as well.

    I'm not saying they're great, I'm just saying that they do what they have to do.
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    Calculatron , July 2, 2013 10:15 PM
    A lot of people knock on Biostar. Before I got into computer building, I had some cheap rig my father threw together for college. The motherboard, which was Biostar, survived two cheap PSUs before finally succumbing to its doom. That was five years ago, as well.

    I'm not saying they're great, I'm just saying that they do what they have to do.
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    opmopadop , July 2, 2013 10:18 PM
    Does it support Windows 8 "Audio Hardware Offloading"?

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/hh439707(v=vs.85).aspx
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    danwat1234 , July 2, 2013 11:40 PM
    People who need a lot of hard drive slots, or crossfire while gaming but integrated graphics while not.
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    cats_Paw , July 3, 2013 1:42 AM
    If its HI-Fi, what DAC does it use? First basic question... and there are a lot more unanswered here but im not that good at this >D
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    __-_-_-__ , July 3, 2013 4:26 AM
    where's wifi thunderbolt and bluetooth?
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    anything4this , July 4, 2013 4:03 PM
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    People who need a lot of hard drive slots, or crossfire while gaming but integrated graphics while not.


    Having videocards would sub the integrated as they take like 10watts in 2d mode... Rendering the fm2 useless...