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Hi-Fi A85X and A85W: Biostar targets audiophiles fans of Trinity

Biostar is positioned on the  AMD Trinity architecture with several solutions which Hi-Fi 85X, a specific motherboard on FM2 socket. As its name suggests, it targets audiophiles.

Biostar meets AMD guidance expectations in the use of its latest APU Trinity. The Hi-Fi A85X motherboard is a high-end solution built around a FM2 socket and a A85X chipset. We have a rich equipment with four DDR3-2400 slots, seven SATA 6Gb/s, eSATA port, three PCIe x16 (x16, x8 and x4), three PCIe x1, PCI, a Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111F), a Realtek ALC898 8 Channel Blu-ray audio solution, debug LED system, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.0 header, four USB 2.0 ports, one USB 2.0 header, and finally a VGA, HDMI and a Display Port video outputs.

Its HI-FI name is justified by special features for audiophiles with THX truStudio PRO, Hi-Fi Power, Hi-Fi Ground, Hi-Fi 192/24, Hi-Fi 110dB+, Hi-Fi Cap, smart Ear, HQ ESD, MC or even Fi-Fi Resistor and Hi-FI AMP technologies. This arsenal touches several design elements to improve the rendering and sound quality. We know it has a reinforced multilayer PCB to reduce the noise, a separate power for the HI-FI management, capacitors for each individual audio channel, a struggle against the risk of electrostatic discharge when connecting an audio cable or a headphone amplifier.

Note that a little less equipped version (four DDR3-2400 slots, eight SATA 6 Gb/s or two PCIe x16, two PCIe x1, two PCI, Ethernet port, Realtek ALC892 audio solution, a LED debugging system, several USB 3.0 ports and a VGA and an HDMI video output) is announced as Hi-Fi A85W. Its price is expected to be around $110.

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