Micro-ATX boards used to mean a compromise in power and expandability but newer boards, like those from BIOSTAR, have proven you can get all the power you need in a small package. The newest micro-ATX motherboard based on the Intel B85 chipset, the Hi-Fi B85S3+ has been announced by BIOSTAR. Perfect for space conscious computer setups, micro-ATX boards can often be used for just about anything a normal full-sized ATX board can, especially with the BIOSTAR quality and features (such as a powerful built-in headphone amplifier) in play.
The Hi-Fi B85S3+ supports the Intel 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors in the 1150 package using the Intel B85 single chip architecture. It has 4-DIMM DDR3-1600/1333 slots for up to 32 GB maximum RAM capacity. The board supports DVI+VGA+HDMI for a high-definition image display and the Hi-Fi B85S3+, like all BIOSTAR motherboards, boasts 100% solid capacitors.
The BIOSTAR in-house technology, such as PURO Hi-Fi and audio and power regulation upgrades such as Hi-Fi Power and Hi-Fi AMP, a powerful built-in headphone amplifier, excels here as always. With the Intel chipset you get Intel SBA 2.0 (Small Business Advantage) Technology as well as Intel Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology
The Hi-Fi H81 S3 is Windows 8 ready and has BIOSTAR's BIO-Remote2 and BIOS Online Update feature for easy management of the system BIOS as well as BIOSTAR's Charger Booster function.