BIOSTAR has released their newest micro-ATX motherboard based on the Intel H81 chipset, the H81MLC. The board supports Intel 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors. It features Intel single chip architecture with HD 4600Graphics, along with a new integrated memory controller that will run at speeds up to 1600MHz.
The H81 chipset has two SATA 6Gb/s ports (plus four SATA 3Gb/s ports), and two USB 3.0 headers. The H81MLC supports two DIMMs for a maximum of 16Gigs of RAM. The H81MLC is a great option for small form factor systems where you rarely have more than one discrete card and two SATA drives. Being Intel based boards, they also feature Intel Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology.
The H81MLC is a great combination for low-cost but with rich features; video output includes HDMI with HDCP which allows full video & audio support. It also supports Blu-ray audio DRM and provides the higher audio output of 24 bit/ 192KHz rather than the 16 bit/ 48KHz from typical motherboards.
The H81MLC is also PCI-E Gen 3.0 and USB 3.0 Ready. PCI-E 3.0 is the next evolution of the ubiquitous and general-purpose PCI Express I/O standard and USB 3.0 gives USB the fastest data transfers at 5 Gbps.