Wednesday, September 12th 2012

ECS Announces First AMD Golden Motherboard A85F2-A with FM2 Socket

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) today reveals the newest production of Black Series with AMD FM2 chipset– Golden Limited Edition: A85F2-A GOLDEN. The ECS A85F2-A GOLDEN builds on their already strong performance of FM2 motherboards by adding a host of powerful new features in the Trinity technology platform and also adapting the exclusive gold plating technology for the strictest quality and a higher outstanding performance.

The individually-numbered, handcrafted motherboards are stunningly outfitted in cool black with gold plated key components, giving A85F2-A GOLDEN a sophisticated and classy appearance that is unprecedented in the PC motherboard industry. Key features include: World 1st AMP Technology support to take the full advantage of their unique operating design, newest graphical uEFI BIOS: EZ BIOS, with stunning user-friendly interface and easy-to-use function radically takes full advantage of the performance, high-end gaming, multi-tasking and Windows 8 support, ATI CrossFireX graphics support with next generation PCI Express 2.0 to achieve the ultimate in 3D gaming performance, separate 4 display output design allowing users to fully satisfy their visual quality and growing demand.

Huge high speed storage capacity
ECS A85F2-A GOLDEN is one of the most powerful and reliable motherboards for gaming solution. In the ATX format, this ECS motherboard features 2 PCIe x16 slots for graphics card upgrades and CrossFireX support, as well as 3 PCIe x1 and 2 PCI slots for different demands. Up to 64 GB of dual channel DDR3 memory can be installed in 4 DIMMs, with full maximum speed from 1866 to 2133, or up to 2600 for high-end overclocking.

Expansion and connectivity options in the A85F2-A GOLDEN include 7 SATA 6 Gb/s connectors, 6 USB 3.0 ports, 8 USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit LAN, and a eSATA 6Gb/s connectors for fast external storage. Separate HDMI, DVI, D-Sub and Display Port provide graphics output, and 8-Ch HD Audio support.

Unprecedented reliability
ECS A85F2-A GOLDEN is certified by ECS Nonstop Technology for the ultimate stability and reliability. ECS Nonstop Technology deliver a hassle-free computing experience by solving common PC hardware problems before they can even occur. Hardware enhancements and a strict series of specially-designed tests combine together to protect PCs and ensure that all ECS Nonstop Certified motherboards can be relied on for stability and reliability far into the future, long after competing products have failed. Nonstop features include enhanced gold plating on critical contacts, and all solid capacitors and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection for VGA, USB, LAN and HDMI ports.

Exclusive features design
New features in this generation include support for up to 4 displays and AMD Eyefinity Multi-display Technology, and HDMI Deep Color to accurately display billions of colors, bringing a new level of realism and color accuracy. AMD Turbo Core 3 extends the Turbo Core performance boost to the GPU, and CrossFireX gives access to ultra-high performance graphics with add-on cards. Support for industry standards is also upgraded, with Open GL 4.2, DisplayPort Version 1.2, and Open CL 1.1 or later. Enhanced features are standard: like AMD Universal Video Decoder (UVD) and Video Codec Engine (VCE) for ultra-fast video encoding and decoding.

The A85F2-A GOLDEN is bundled with THX TruStudio PRO which delivers the fullest audio experience for music, movies and games found in live performance and surround. Moreover, it also bundled with Norton AntiVirus software, Muzee, Cyberlink Media Suite, and the ECS iEZ utility, which includes the eBLU BIOS Live Update Utility, the eDLU Drivers Live Update Utility and the eSF Smart Fan Utility.

The brand new A85F2-A GOLDEN offers the latest technology for faster, more stable performance and extreme graphics realism.
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5 Comments on ECS Announces First AMD Golden Motherboard A85F2-A with FM2 Socket

#1
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: seronx
It is using the A75 chipset but is still called A85...
Same chipset, different socket. The different name makes it very obvious for users so they do not purchase the wrong product for a new FM2 CPU.

Not muc hdifferent than the move to AM3+? Not sure on that one, but...
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#2
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: seronx
A85 and A75 are both called A85*. Other, than the increased amount of VRMs you probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the two.

*A85H/F = A75
*A85X = A85
HMm, interesting. Got a source for that info, becuase at this point, I know nothing about what's coming, other than I believe the socket change was needed for power delivery reasons. I don't even know that for sure, that's just what makes sense to me.
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#4
seronx
I mistook the lack of VRMs as being an indicator in reference to the type of motherboard.

A85 = Hudson D4 which has 8 * 6Gb/s SATA.

The good A85 boards have 8/10/12/16 VRMs and look somewhat similar to their LGA 1155 counterparts.




GD65s from MSI




A85X vs Z77X from Biostar (This one is harder to notice the similarities)
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#5
_JP_
Dat bling!

This seems adequate. :)
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