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Gigabyte Also Readies the GA-F2A85XM-HD3 Micro ATX Motherboard

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Cristian_25H

    Cristian_25H News Poster

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    Gigabyte is currently planning the release of a new Socket FM2 motherboard, a micro ATX model called GA-F2A85XM-HD3 that is powered by the AMD A85X chipset and offers triple monitor support (it includes Dual-link DVI, HDMI and D-Sub ports). This board also has an Ultra Durable 4 Classic design, two DDR3-1866 memory slots, eight SATA 6.0 Gbps ports, one PCIe x1 and two PCIe x16 slots, Gigabit Ethernet, 5.1-channel audio, plus two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports.

    The GA-F2A85XM-HD3 is available for pre-order at £57.14 (~ $90.55).

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    When will they stop adding useless PCI slot on a 2012+ boards. Why not add AGP as well, just in case. And ISA as well. Geez.
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    And when will Gigabyte add VRM cooling to their boards...For real. ASrock's $60 boards have VRM cooling..
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    LPT Port? Com port?

    welcome to 1999 - on a mATX board there isn't space for stuff that you don't ever need!
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    PCI didn't make any sense even back in the days when i bought ASUS Rampage II Gene. It's just wasting space. Same for the IDE connector. I mean if you had the money to buy Rampage II Gene and pricy LGA1366 CPU and 3 sticks of RAM, you most probably weren't using IDE HDD's even back then right?
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    They kept IDE primarily for DVD drives. I have like 6 IDE based DVD drives laying around.
    HD64G says thanks.
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    We don't get much native PCI sound cards (most of the PCIe ones are just modified from PCI).

    Is VRM cooling any use or its just for aesthetics?
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    I still use PCI wireless cards so for people like me, it would make sense.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    VRM cooling only comes into effect in seriously high end overclocking. I've had plenty of boards without it OC just fine.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I have one too and I hate, HATE those cables. I HATE THEM I TELLS YOU!

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