BIOSTAR “A88M”, Micro ATX Board with “6+ Experience”

biostar A88M

February 24th, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR has released the “A88M” motherboard based on the new AMD FM2+ socket design that supports AMD Multi-Core socket FM2+/FM2 processors AMD A-series/ E2-series processors all in a micro ATX form factor.

Using the AMD A88X chipset, the “A88M”, featuring BIOSTAR exclusive in-house audio technology, gives you the options for small build using the MicroATX form factor. It gives 2 DIMM slots supporting DDR3 RAM; adopt the newest SATA 6Gb/s bus which is twice the speed of current SATA 3G connections along with USB 3.0. There is also support for AMD Dual Graphics Technology.

The “A88M” offers users the 6+ Experience. The first, “Audio+” includes audio features from BIOSTAR which are extensive with True Blu-Ray Audio and SPDIF out.

The “Video+” features support for full HDMI 3D 1080P and a Dual-Link DVI port for resolutions up to 2560×1600.

The “Speed+” features support Smart Speed LAN which is a free software application that monitors and manages your PC’s network behavior. There is also Charger Booster, the fastest and most efficient charger solution for Apple devices.

“Protection+” provides high quality ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) protection for front I/O panel. There is also USB Polyswitch which is an on board dedicated power fuse to prevent USB port failures or over-current.

“Durability+” adopts 100% solid capacitors with armor-plated BIOSTAR Technology. All capacitors are 100% solid giving a lasting life cycle, durability and stability for crucial components. There is also 5 Phase Power Phase Design, the 5-phase VRM design with high quality power components such as low RDS (on) Mosfets for lower temperatures has the advantage of raising the overclocking ability.

Lastly, “DIY+” users are taken care of with BIOSTAR fully supporting the user in many innovative ways such as UEFI BIOS, a Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and BIO-Remote 2 which gives users a better Home Theater environment. Rapid Switch 2, engineered by BIOSTAR, an onboard switch that allows you to easily shut down and restart system and Rapid Debug 2 is an onboard LED indicator that shows 6 kinds of messages. Lastly, users have the Header Zone which allows you to easily assemble your own computer, with simple-swap data discs and other accessories.

Source: Biostar

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