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Jul 19, 2012

Biostar Hi-Fi A85X AMD FM2 Trinity Motherboard Gets Windows 8 Compatibility Certificate

Veteran motherboard company Biostar has decided to get back in the high-end computer mainboard market segment and launched back at Computex 2012 a new line of AMD FM2 “Trinity” mainboards. The most capable model is the Biostar Hi-Fi A85X, which has received a Windows 8 compatibility certification from Microsoft.

The motherboard comes with four DIMM slots able to handle up to 32 GB or DDR3 2400 MHz + memory. There is a total of three PCI-Express x16 slots, but when all of them are occupied, the first two will be set in x8 mode and the third is an x16 slot connected to the FCH that only has 4 PCI-Express lanes available for data transfer. AMD’s FM2 socket is powered by a 10-phase VRM which can only improve overclocking results. There are seven internal SATA III ports and an eSATA port on the I/O panel. We will also find a DVI connector, a VGA port, HDMI and DisplayPort, on the same I/O panel. There is also the Hi-Fi audio panel, four USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet connector and a legacy PCI slot.

Biostar wants to reinvent itself on the high-end market and has designed the entire Hi-Fi motherboard line with lots of useful quality features. The Hi-Fi line from Biostar comes with a high SNR CODEC likely manufactured by Realtek and with OPAMP circuitry that uses higher grade electrolytic capacitors. The entire audio circuitry uses a separated PCB base and is isolated from the ground layer of the rest of the mainboard. This will help lower the interference from other components on the motherboard like most high-end audio solutions require. Another useful feature is the special set of capacitors that are able to handle any electrostatic discharge of up to 15,000 volts.

Biostar has proudly announced that Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) have certified its Hi-Fi A85X AMD FM2 Trinity mainboard for complete Windows 8 compatibility, on its official website.

Biostar Hi-Fi A85X
Image credits to Biostar


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