With you: The new ASUS motherboard socket FM2
Photographs: Mariano Mancilla .
A CHW secret labs have come two new asus motherboards that have just been launched to the market, which come with fm2 socket to receive with open arms the new amd apu for Desktops, which were officially launched yesterday . With this, ASUS joins a wide range of manufacturers who have bet their chips on the new AMD APU platform FM2.
The first model, called F2A55-M, has a chipset A55X FCH (Hudson D2), comes in a small format uATX and has unique characteristics such as technology DIGI + Power Control, which uses the regulation of digital voltage for APU, being able to define parameters customized for that. The aim of this is to offer greater efficiency and accuracy when delivering energy.
It also has a graphical interface to the UEFI BIOS, allowing users to easily manage this environment for hardware control. To this must be added the ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology, with protocol support UASP (USB Attached SCSI), promising to be 170% faster than conventional USB 3.0.
Finally, the general specifications include four DDR3 memory slots (up to 2400MHz by overclocking), two PCI Express x16 (x16/x4), a regular PCI, HDMI video outputs, DVI and RGB to get Eyefinity technology with the APU AMD and audio drivers and realtek network.
It comes as the older brother of former model, also with technology DIGI + Power Control, but with two processing units separated: TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) and EPU (Energy Processing Unit), with two voltage controllers for DRAM and APU. With this, it promises to an increase in the frequency of the CPU of up to 68%. ASUS also includes Remote GO!, Utility used to connect multimedia devices such as PCs, tablets, smartphones and TVs via a LAN cable and a properly configured router.
This board has A85X chipset FCH (Hudson D4), four DDR3 memory slots (up to 2400MHz by overclocking), two PCI Express 2.0 x16 (x8/x8 or a single at x16), video slots DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI and RGB , with seven entries SATA 6Gbps with support for multiple RAID and JBOD, plus six USB 3.0 and eSATA.Tags: amd, AMD APU, apu, asus, ASUS F2A55-M, ASUS F2A85-V PRO, DIGI + POWER CONTROL, F2A55-M, F2A85-V PRO, fm2, realtek, socket, Socket FM2, trinity