BIOSTAR introduced Intel's next generation Haswell based motherboard, the Hi-Fi Z97WE. It comes with many BIOSTAR in-house features such as "Hi-Fi" audio technology.
The Hi-Fi Z97WE is an ATX form factor board that features Intel LGA1150 socket. It has 4 memory slots for up to 32GB of RAM. The on-board LAN controller supports 10/100/1000/2000 with "Teaming" mode. The on-board HDMI supports 4K and 2K resolutions.
It includes the usual motherboard features like USB 3.0, HDMI and PCI-E slots, as well as the newest PCIe development, the "M.2" form factor. The M.2 standard is the newest and smallest form factor implementation of the SATA Express interface (which provides support for PCI Express 3.0 and Serial ATA 3.0), with the addition of an internal USB 3.0 interface. It supports multiple functions for add-in cards, including the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, satellite navigation, near field communication (NFC), digital radio, Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig), wireless WAN (WWAN), and solid-state drives (SSDs).
But being a BIOSTAR board, it benefits from the company's "Hi-Fi" technology. All the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi series motherboards are equipped with isolate circuit design and high quality components to ensure the best possible audio quality consistency.
The Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboard has "dual Gigabit LAN" connections on the board that allow simultaneous LAN connections. The primary advantage is the doubling of the network bandwidth to 2G. Two network cards can be simultaneously transmitted to upload and download at the same time. In addition, there is zero packet delay with two high-speed gigabit networks, giving super high data transmission efficiency. Another major advantage is "Load Balancing" which allows users to attach both network adapters to a single network. It will therefore support the aggregation "teaming" function by merging the two connections to support multiple aggregation modes.
In addition, with BIOSTAR's dual Gigabit LAN connections come two lightning protection circuits, that are cross-efficient in reducing the probability of damage from lightning or other power surge. So if one connection is disabled the other connection will automatically kicks in.
Lastly, being based on the Intel Z97 chipset, the Hi-Fi Z97WE also comes with Intel SRT (Smart Response Technology), Intel RST (Rapid Storage Technology), Intel Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology.