Friday, July 8th 2011

MSI Ready with A75A-G35 Socket FM1 Motherboard

Better late than never, MSI is ready with its first socket FM1 motherboard in the ATX form factor. The A75A-G35 is designed for those who can use up to 7 expansion slots, and is a textbook implementation of the AMD Lynx platform. Designed for AMD A-series APUs, the FM1 socket is powered by a simple 4-phase VRM, it is wired to just two DDR3 DIMM slots that can take in dual-channel DDR3-1866 MHz memory. Expansion slots include one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 wired to the APU, three PCI-E x1, one PCI-E x16 that runs at x4 speeds, wired to the A75 chipset, and two legacy PCI.

In terms of connectivity, there's DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI on the display front, with the HDMI port having its own 7.1 channel HD audio with various digital audio formats support; 8-channel HD audio driven by a Realtek codec, gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 ports (two via header), and a number of USB 2.0 ports on the rear panel, and via headers. There are no eSATA ports, as all six SATA 6 Gb/s ports from the chipset as assigned as internal ports. MSI will price this board at €71.50.

Source: VR-Zone
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14 Comments on MSI Ready with A75A-G35 Socket FM1 Motherboard

#1
Batou1986
I wonder if MSi is trying to make a point with the whole front of the box advertizing.
They must have read that quote on here about the MSi toilet paper :laugh: I still wont buy there stuff anymore.
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#2
Widjaja
Seems like a bad place to put the sata ports.
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#4
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Is the APU's going to be as fast and the new bulldozer chips or is this just to make some money cause Im thinking socket FM1 should be used for HTPC only instead of using full ATX boards?
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#5
Mussels
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by: brandonwh64
Is the APU's going to be as fast and the new bulldozer chips or is this just to make some money cause Im thinking socket FM1 should be used for HTPC only instead of using full ATX boards?
office PC's. nuff said.
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#6
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Mussels
office PC's. nuff said.
mATX is to prefer then as you can make the computers smaller. Full sized ATX just feels wrong for this platform.
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#7
Breathless
2 dimm slots on standard ATX? Why not just have 1 sata port and 1 USB port as well?.....
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#8
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
I love my mATX gaming rig!! I would take it over this any day!
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#9
aj28
This is a cheap board that will be bundled with the processors at Fry's... I doubt they're very concerned about features to begin with. Heck, they even used surplus of the old heatsink retention bracket... This is definitely not aimed at anyone here on TPU.
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#10
TheLaughingMan
by: brandonwh64
Is the APU's going to be as fast and the new bulldozer chips or is this just to make some money cause Im thinking socket FM1 should be used for HTPC only instead of using full ATX boards?
These are basically Athlon II cores with a slightly better memory controller, so no.

And this board is fail unless it is like $45.
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#11
Thrackan
Even though I don't like AMD's decision to make two seperate socket types, I do like to see that at least the cooler mounting hasn't changed:toast:
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#12
MR.T
Happy

I got myself this board and a A8 3870k CPU with AMD Radeon GPU (HD 6870).
i also put in a better cooling system from Cooler master to do some clockign although it wasnt nessesery beacause it played all my games at full graphix.:rockout:
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#14
MR.T
Help!!!

does anybody know if i can set up max. shutdown temp in the bios of my A75A-G35 msa board.
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