BIOSTAR has a mATX AMD A88X chipset motherboard model Hi-Fi A88S3E ver 6.x. It is the little brother of the Hi-Fi A88W 3D Ver. 5.x. This mATX board is suitable for making a DIY gaming PC or HTPC. The audio uses Realtek ALC 892 as the basis of the Puro Hi-Fi and with a dedicated circuitry, the audio has way lesser noise than others. The board supporst USB 3.0 and also an external PCIe slot for PCIe 3.0 compliant graphics card. Even without the graphics card, the video within the newer FM2+ processor core should be better than the current cores.

Biostar Hi-Fi motherboards (pricing)

The AMD new FM2+ processors are rumoured to be launched in the 2nd week of Jan 2014.

Hi-Fi A88S3E Ver. 6.x

Supported Socket FM2+/FM2 processors AMD A-series/ E2-series processor
Supported AMD Mutil Core(x4,x2)
AMD 100W processor support
AMD A88X Chipset
2 DIMM supported DDR3-2600(OC)/ 2400(OC)/ 2133/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066/ 800
AMD Dual Graphics Technology
100% X.D.C solid capacitor

Chipset AMD A88X
AMD A8 Processor
AMD A6 Processor
AMD A4 Processor
AMD E2 Processor
AMD Athlon™ II X4 Processor
Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 100Watt

MEMORY Support Dual Channel DDR3 2600(OC)/2400(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333/1066/800 MHz
2 x DDR3 DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 32GB Memory

EXPANSION SLOT 1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot (supported by FM2+ CPU)
1 x PCI-E x1 2.0 Slot
2 x PCI Slot

STORAGE 8 x SATA3 Connector
Support SATA RAID: 0,1,5,10

USB 2 x USB 3.0 Port
1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Header

LAN Realtek RTL8111G – 10/100/1000 Controller

AMD Dual Graphics Technology
Supports DX11.1
Supports HDCP

CODEC Realtek ALC892 8-Channel Blu-ray Audio

REAR I/O 1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
2 x USB 3.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x HDMI Connector
1 x DVI (Dual Link) Connector
1 x VGA Port
1 x RJ-45 Port
3 x Audio Connector

INTERNAL I/O 1 x Printer Header
1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Header
8 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x S/PDIF-OUT Header
1 x CPU FAN Header
2 x System FAN Header
1 x Serial Header
1 x CIR Header

DIMENSION Micro ATX Form Factor Dimension: 24.4cm x 20cm ( W x L )

OS SUPPORT Support Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 8.1

1 x I/O Shield
1 x DVD Driver
1 x Quick Guide

FEATURES Windows 8 Ready
Supports PURO Hi-Fi
Supports Smart Speed LAN
Supports BIO-Remote2
Supports BIO-Remote
Supports 100% Solid capacitor
Supports BIOS-Flasher
Supports Charger Booster
Supports BIOS Online Update