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ASRock FM2A75M-ITX: an attractive mini ITX motherboard with the A75 chipset

As MSI, ASRock also offers a mini ITX motherboard : the FM2A75M-ITX. This model has the FM2 socket and AMD A75 chipset . For the moment, it has not yet been added to the manufacturer’s website but we are able to give you some additional information.

It offers two slots for DDR3 (16 GB maximum), four S-ATA connectors 6Gb/s (RAID 0, 1 and 10) and one PCIe 2.0 x16 slot.

The external connectivity is almost complete (no wifi and bluetooth):

  • 1 x PS/2 (keyboard)
  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x eSATA
  • 1 x VGA
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x  Gigabit port (Realtek RTL8111E)
  • 5 x audio jacks (Realtek ALC892)
  • 1 x optical audio output

About the features, it has the “APP Charger” for faster recharging of mobile USB devices , “XFast USB” which increases the USB rates, or to the “Internet Flash “which allows to flash the UEFI using its internet connection (see ASRock’s video demonstration). In addition, it offers the “X-Boost” feature which automatically overclock the processor, which is similar to the “OC Genie” from MSI for example.

The ASRock FM2A75M-ITX has a sugested price of $119.

1 Comment

  1. Adrian says:

    Thanks for the useful information, but I believe that the title of the review is very misleading. I do not see anything attractive about this motherboard, not even its price which is much too high for the reduced connectivity offered by it. This MB cannot be used for a computer, but only for a DVD player. For a player an older better & cheaper MB with Llano or Brazos would be OK. For a computer, you need DVI & DisplayPort, to be able to connect a decent monitor, so this MB is an unusable piece of junk. In my opinion, the minimum requirement for a MB is to allow the use of all the features provided by the processor, which include double-link DVI & DisplayPort for the FM2 processors. Beyond that, any MB manufacturer is free to add extra features that are believed to be desired by the customers, but not providing the minimum features could be justified only in a very cheap MB, e.g. one less than 80 USD, not in this one.

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