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Biostar Reveals Hi-Fi B85S3+ Motherboard

After announcing its Hi-Fi H81S3 Micro-ATX motherboard, as well as its Hi-Fi B85N 3D Mini-ITX motherboard, Biostar has further expanded its lineup of Hi-Fi series motherboards with the new Hi-Fi B85S3+ Micro-ATX motherboard. This motherboard, as its name indicates, features the B85 chipset from Intel and has the LGA1150 socket, thus providing support for Intel's new Haswell processors.

The motherboard features Biostar's Puro Hi-Fi Audio, as well as its Hi-Fi AMP (which is a little bit of circuitry aboard that is used as a headphone amplifier). Other 'Hi-Fi' labeled features include Hi-Fi Power, Hi-Fi Ground, Hi-Fi Resistor, and Hi-Fi Cap.

Biostar's new motherboard features four DDR3 memory slots, a single PCIe x16 Gen3 slot, two PCIe 1x slots, as well as a legacy PCI slot. Other features include the presence of six SATA ports, as well as a USB 3.0 header and a handful of USB 2.0 headers. It looks like the motherboard also carries four VRM phases.

External connectivity is handled by two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, 7.1 channel HD audio, an old-school PS/2 port, a VGA port, HDMI, DVI, and lastly, a Gigabit Ethernet port.

There was no word on pricing or availability.

Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • vinay2070
    Does biostar has enough sales to keep its R&D going? I have never met a person who owns a biostar board.
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  • Zeh
    Question is, is that good enough for someone to pick a Biostar MB? I certainly wouldn't mind a decent quality on-board audio, but is it really decent?
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  • rwinches
    Uhmm $64.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138384
    Also on Amazon
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  • Leamon
    I bought a Biostar A85X. I was hugely under-impressed, especially by the BIOS. If you compare it to my MSI GD65, they're just not even on the same level.
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  • aonex
    Purchased 3 Biostar boards in the past for budget builds, all worked fine, no complaints.
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  • aonex
    Purchased 3 Biostar boards in the past for budget builds, all worked fine, no complaints.
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  • jtd871
    For a moment, I thought somebody was resurrecting the AMD Live Maui concept, which I have been a lot intrigued by, of an onboard amplifier powerful enough to drive 5.1 or 7.1 speakers...
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  • jesh4622
    Biostar used to make some great quality high end stuff. I'm not sure where they have gone recently, but if the board is supposed to be high quality, I'd give them the benefit of the doubt, and possibly my monies.
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  • artk2219
    Biostar still makes great products, I've owned and built systems for others with several of their boards and never hesitate to recommend them as an option. MSI on the other hand I definitely shy away from, having 2 motherboards blow themselves up with chips they could supposedly handle at stock clocks and voltage, and having another 2 others that just randomly blue screen has definitely put a damper on my view of them. Never had that sort of issue with biostar though. Thats not to say I've never had to rma a biostar board, they've just been few and far between and their RMA service was top notch.
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  • vinay2070
    I have used an Intel (Pentium 100 @ 110 MHz), gigabyte (AMD Duron), MSI (Athlon XP), ASUS (Athlon XP), ABIT (E8400 @ 4.1), Asrock(3570K @ 4.5). And and I have never RMAed any boards till date!
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