BIOSTAR launched a new business class motherboard based on Intel B85 single chip architecture and it supports the 4th generation Intel Core i7, Core i5 processors and Core i3 processors in the 1150 package and has 4- DIMM DDR3 -1600/1333 and support up to 32GB of memory. The Hi-Fi B85Z5 is a high class motherboard with 1 PCI-E x 16 3.0 slot, 1 PCI-E 16 2.0 (x1), 2 PCI-Ex1 2.0 slot and 2 ordinary PCI slots and you can  use it for hardcore gaming as well. Futhermore, the Hi-Fi B85Z5 features BIOSTAR’s innovative Hi-Fi Technology and has a built in powerful headphone amplifier and Super LAN Surge Protection which overall enhances the Ethernet’s performance and provide additional protection.


BioStar Hi-Fi B85Z5 comes with all the features which are available on the motherboards based on Intel B85 chipsets like the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) that offers faster boot time and for faster application load time and Intel® Small Business Advantage that provides protection when an unwanted USB drive connects. It also offers additional protection by running the virus scanner or by creating the data backup. The motherboard also offers the Intel Smart Connect Technology.

The motherboard also supports D3D 11.1 and HDMI and it perfectly fills all your entertainment needs plus it also has a Blu-ray audio and provides an audio output of 24 bit/192 KHz. The ordinary motherboards, however, offers only 16 bit/48 KHz output.  Other than that, the motherboard has 4 SATA3 connectors, 2 SATA2 Connectors, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 Header and 4 USB 2.0 ports.

Additional features include CPU/System Temperture montoring, FAN speed monitoring and Voltage monitoring. Moreover, the BioStar Hi-Fi B85Z5 has 100% solid capacitors and super Ferrite Chokes that offers better voltage control and saves energy and provides stability. It also offers Double Hi-Fi, online bios update and charger booster. The BioStar Hi-Fi B85Z5 supports Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 and the price of this amazing motherboard is only $89.99.

Here are some screenshots of the motherboard.

Hi-Fi B85Z5-2 Hi-Fi B85Z5-3 Hi-Fi B85Z5-4

 Specifications of Hi-Fi B85Z5 Motherboard

Chipset Intel B85
CPU SUPPORT Intel® Core™ i7 LGA 1150 Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 LGA 1150 Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 LGA 1150 Processor
Intel® Pentium® LGA 1150 Processor
Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 95Watt
MEMORY Support Dual Channel DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz
4 x DDR3 DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 32GB Memory
EXPANSION SLOT 1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot
1 x PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot (x1)
2 x PCI-E x1 2.0 Slot
2 x PCI Slot
STORAGE 4 x SATA3 Connector
2 x SATA2 Connector
USB 2 x USB 3.0 Port
1 x USB 3.0 Header
4 x USB 2.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Header
LAN Realtek RTL8111GR – 10/100/1000 Controller
Support Super LAN Surge Protection
Supports DX11.1
Supports HDCP
CODEC Realtek ALC892 8-Channel Blu-ray Audio
REAR I/O 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
2 x USB 3.0 Port
4 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x HDMI Connector, support 4K
1 x DVI Connector
1 x VGA Port
1 x RJ-45 Port
3 x Audio Connector
INTERNAL I/O 1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Header
4 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector
2 x SATA2 3Gb/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
H/W MONITORING CPU / System Temperature Monitoring
CPU / System Fan Monitoring
Smart / Manual CPU Fan Control
System Voltage Monitoring
DIMENSION ATX Form Factor Dimension: 30.5cm x 21cm ( W x L )
OS SUPPORT Support Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1
Biostar MAGIX Multimedia Software Suite
Smart Speed LAN
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel SBA(Small Business Advantage) Technology
1 x I/O Shield
1 x DVD Driver
1 x User Manual
FEATURES Supports Double Hi-Fi
Supports 100% Solid capacitor
Supports Charger Booster
Supports BIOS Online Update


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