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

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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.

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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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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?
They kept IDE primarily for DVD drives. I have like 6 IDE based DVD drives laying around.
 
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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.
We don't get much native PCI sound cards (most of the PCIe ones are just modified from PCI).

And when will Gigabyte add VRM cooling to their boards...For real. ASrock's $60 boards have VRM cooling..
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.
 
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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?
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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They kept IDE primarily for DVD drives. I have like 6 IDE based DVD drives laying around.
I have one too and I hate, HATE those cables. I HATE THEM I TELLS YOU!