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Biostar Adds B150S5 to Hi-Fi Motherboard Lineup

Although Biostar lately has been focused on their high-end “Racing” series motherboards but they have not forgotten about their Hi-Fi line which now gets an additional option in the form of the micro-ATX B150S5. Obvious from the name, the B150S5 uses Intel’s B150 chipset and supports the latest 6th gen Intel Core processors. The Hi-Fi series is focused on delivering products that have better audio performance compared to a typical motherboard but with the B150S5, Biostar also adds a multi-channel calibration software for more audio control. The Hi-Fi audio hardware itself on the motherboard is Realtek ALC-887 based with ground isolation circuitry, audio capacitors and a headphone amplifier.

Biostar Hi-Fi B150S5

Model Hi-Fi B150S5
Chipset Intel B150
CPU SUPPORT Intel® Core™ i7 LGA 1151 Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 LGA 1151 Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 LGA 1151 Processor
Intel® Pentium® LGA 1151 Processor
Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 91Watt
MEMORY Support Dual Channel DDR4 2133/ 1867 MHz
2 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 32GB Memory
EXPANSION SLOT 2 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot(x16 + x4)
2 x PCI-E x1 3.0 Slot
STORAGE 6 x SATA3 Connector

1x M.2 Slot

USB 4 x USB 3.0 Port
1 x USB 3.0 Header
2 x USB 2.0 Port
2 x USB 2.0 Header
LAN Realtek RTL8111H – 10/100/1000 Controller
AUDIO Realtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio
Support Biostar Hi-Fi
DIMENSION Micro ATX Form Factor Dimension: 24.4cm x 19.5cm ( W x L )

The B150 chipset itself is limited to 16 PCI-E 3.0 lanes dedicated to graphics, but it has eight PCI-E 3.0 lanes via PCH which on the B150S5 is configured as a PCI-E x16 slot at x4, two PCi-E x1,  and shared with an M.2 slot. Like the audio, the Gigabit LAN controller is also Realtek (RTL8111H).

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