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Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 AMD Socket FM2

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Got a shiny new FM2 APU, and want to clock the snot out of it? Looking to add a couple of RAID controllers to house a storage monster? Gigabyte's got the F2A85X-UP4 for you! Built with enthusiasts in mind, the F2A85X-UP4 comes with a lot of overclocking features.

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Just a question, which USB 3.0 controller did you test? As if that's the AMD one, then they've really sorted out their chipset/drivers as the A75 chipset had really sucky performance. If it's the Etron chip, then it seems like the newer drivers have boosted the performance a little bit.
 
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looking at other reviews then i would say the USB3 is actually the AMD one , as its about 25% faster than others give for the Etron usb3 controller
 
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Wouldn't MATX be better for a cheap enthusiast HTPC?
 
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I've been rocking this mobo with a 5800K since day one with no problems. Solid product from Gigabyte that's for sure.
 

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Just a question, which USB 3.0 controller did you test? As if that's the AMD one, then they've really sorted out their chipset/drivers as the A75 chipset had really sucky performance. If it's the Etron chip, then it seems like the newer drivers have boosted the performance a little bit.
Yes, I do believe it was the AMD USB 3.0. Both SATA and USB3 performance increased with the 12.10 driver release on this board. Was worth the wait, IMHO.

Wouldn't MATX be better for a cheap enthusiast HTPC?
Yes/No. Personally, I like having the expansion slots, and there are many full ATX HTPC cases that make HTPC look like an amp or similar.
 
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Which card did u use for Asus crosshair, 6670?
Again idle power consumption is somewhat inasanely low. I bet light-threaded consumption is low too.

I heard FM1 and FM2 chips can be undrervolted nice around 1.275v, any chance to test it?
 

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Which card did u use for Asus crosshair, 6670?
Again idle power consumption is somewhat inasanely low. I bet light-threaded consumption is low too.

I heard FM1 and FM2 chips can be undrervolted nice around 1.275v, any chance to test it?
Ha. Yes, 1.275 V it is!

and yes, the HD6670.
 
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Nice Review.
 

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Very nice, anxious to see the Asrock Gold board review. That is what I have picked for the wife's pc and plan to have major fun with it :)
 
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Dave, Water should have gotten close to 5Ghz IMO. Did the board prohibit it?