Sometimes you don’t need the ability for quad graphics cards and high-end processors, sometimes you just want to build an office or media PC with great features without blowing your budget. BIOSTAR has a lot of motherboard for this type of scenario and they’ve just expanded with one more.
The newest BIOSTAR motherboard is dubbed the Hi-Gi A68U3P and it is based on the AMD A68 chipset with support for multi-core socket FM2+/FM2 processors from the A-series and E2-series.
The two DDR3 memory slots support up to 32GB total RAM with a speed of 2600MHz (OC). You get one PCI-E x16 3.0, one PCI-E x1 2.0, and one legacy PCI slot. Four SATA 3 connectors with RAID support provide you with internal storage options and while you can connect high-speed external devices through the USB 3.0 ports.
You’ll of course also get BIOSTAR’s Hi-Fi audio connections, in this case with 5.1 surround sound support and a Gigabit Ethernet port powered by Realtek’s RTL8111G chip.
The board caters to both those that want more pixels per connector with support for 4K2K and 3D HD display resolutions just as it does for those who want to protect their precious components from extra dangers through electrostatic discharges and sudden over-voltages.
Super LAN Surge Protection provides the LAN port with more advanced antistatic protection capabilities by adding an integrated chip to strengthen electrical stability and prevent damage from lightning strikes and electrical surges. BIOSTAR’s Super LAN Surge Protection series motherboards upgrade the existing standards with up to four times the protection.
BIOSTAR’s Hi-Fi A68U3P will have an MSRP of just $49 USD.