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Gigabyte Unveils F2A75M-HD2 Socket FM2 Motherboard

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Gigabyte unveiled the F2A75M-HD2 entry-level socket FM2 motherboard. Built in the compact micro-ATX form-factor, measuring 225 x 174 mm, the F2A75M-HD2 is driven by AMD A75 chipset, and is designed for HTPCs. The APU socket is powered by a simple 5-phase VRM. It is wired to two DDR3 DIMM slots supporting up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1866 MHz memory; and a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot. One each of PCI-Express 2.0 x1 and legacy PCI make for the rest of the expansion area.

The F2A75M-HD2 features four SATA 6 Gb/s ports supporting RAID 0/1/10, and four USB 3.0 ports (two on the rear panel, two by header). Display outputs include one each of DVI, HDMI, and D-Sub. The rest of the connectivity includes eight USB 2.0/1.1 ports (four on the rear panel, four by headers), 6-channel HD audio, serial (COM), and gigabit Ethernet. The board is driven by AMI Aptio UEFI, with Gigabyte dual-BIOS and 3D BIOS technologies. It is expected to be priced around $70.

 
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Now THIS is how an FM2 motherboard should look like. Why go all UP4 bad-ass for no reason.
 
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coz this is entry level so i dunno the layout looks not so promising, like the sata ports
 
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Entry level boards is exactly what a FUSION based system needs, saving costs is the name of the game with this platform.
stick an HD6670 there, 8gigs of ram, 2-3-4 HDDs? what's missin'...
 
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nice board, but im still set on the AsRock FM2A75 Pro 4 :p
 
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ASUS' cooling is way more better:

 
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ASUS' cooling is way more bette
general board quality is suspect tho :p Last BNIB asus mobo I bought was DOA (B75-M) and others can back this up as well about Asus's lesser priced mobos.