Biostar Launches Three LGA 1150 Motherboards

The company's new line includes the HiFi-Z87X3D, the HiFi-H87S3+, and the HiFi-B85S2. By Rachel Cericola

By Rachel Cericola

Biostar is ready to rock out a trio of motherboards, under its HiFi brand. The company debuted the HiFi-Z87X3D, the HiFi-H87S3+, and the HiFi-B85S2 earlier this month at the CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany.

Each of the new models has the LGA 1150 CPU socket. However, our friends at Softpedia are saying that each one has a very different chipset -- well, at least two of the three. Two of the models have the H87 core-logic, with the HiFi-B85S2 getting the B85.

Biostar is making the HiFi-Z87X3D its flagship model, packing in 12-phase VRM to power the CPU, as well as four DDR3 memory slots, two PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (electrical x4), and three PCI Express 2.0 x1 options. It also has six SATA 6 Gbps ports, USB 3.0, gigabit Ethernet, Puro HiFi 8-channel audio with OPAMP circuitry, and plenty of video ports for outputting via DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI.

Next up is the HiFi-H87S3+, which has a micro-ATX form-factor, with room for four DDR3 slots, a 4-phase VRM, a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, a legacy PCI slot, and two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slots. It also has 6-channel Puro HiFi, six SATA 6 Gbps ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and options to output via DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI.

The last of the lot is the HiFi-B85S2. It's got a super-slim ATX form-factor with two DDR3 slots, a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x4), two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 and two legacy PCI slots, and six SATA 6 Gbps ports. Similar to what's listed above, this one has the 6-channel Puro HiFi audio, as well as gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 ports, and output options for DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI.

At last peek, Biostar had yet to announce pricing or availability for any of the new products.