BIOSTAR has released their newest micro-ATX motherboard based on the Intel H81 chipset, the Hi-Fi H81 S3. The board supports the Intel 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors. It features Intel single chip architecture with HD 4600Graphics, along with a new integrated memory controller that will run at speeds up to 1600MHz. The H81 chipset has two SATA 6Gb/s ports (plus four SATA 3Gb/s ports), and two USB 3.0 headers.
The Hi-Fi H81 S3 supports one DIMM per memory channel for a maximum of two sticks of RAM for up to 16Gigs. The “Hi-Fi H81 S3” is designed for small form factor systems where a user rarely has more than one discrete card and two SATA drives. Being Intel based boards, they will also feature Intel Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology.
The board makes use of BIOSTAR’s in-house technology, such as audio and power regulation upgrades like Hi-Fi Power and Hi-Fi AMP. The video output includes HDMI with HDCP which allows full video & audio support via standard DVI output. The Hi-Fi H81 S3 is also PCI-E Gen 3.0 and USB 3.0 Ready.
The new motherboard is available now through selected retailers.