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Gigabyte F2A85X-D3H: an entry-level FM2 motherboard for Trinity APU

Gigabyte keeps adding FM2 motherboards to their catalog, and after F2A85XM-D3H, here is the arrival of the F2A85X-D3H. It remains on a couple A85X chipset and FM2 socket, which allows it to be compatible with the latest AMD Trinity APU generation. In ATX format, it focuses more on connections than on features, but without however being between the richest.

This ATX motherboard, is placed just below the F2A85X-UP4, and will normally be more competitive in terms of price. Obviously it keeps the same socket as the same chipset (FM2 and A85X), allowing you to use the latest generation of Trinity processors. The “Ultra Durable 4 Classic” standard,  “Dual BIOS” system and “3D BIOS” interface of UEFI are present.

This F2A85X-D3H has some points in common with the F2A85X-UP4, for example, the presence of four slots for DDR3 (1066, 1333, 1600 and 1866 MHz), with a maximum capacity of 64 GB. However, it includes an additional S-ATA 6Gb/s, ie eight in total, but only two of them are positioned at 90°. Fortunately, the other six take place on the bottom of the motherboard and therefore will not be bothered by a too imponent graphics card. Of course, RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD are indeed available.

Two PCIe 2.0 x16 (wired x16 and x4) are also present, as well as three PCIe x1 and two PCI, which will be good enough for everyday use.

The composition of the back panel:

  • 1 x PS/2 (keyboard and mouse)
  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x VGA
  • 1 x DVI
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4a
  • 1 x RJ45 Ethernet
  • 5 x audio jacks (Realtek ALC892)
  • 1 x optical output

Features side, it is quite bare. Indeed, it does not have the “Power”, “Reset” or “CLEARCMOS” buttons on its PCB, for example. Nevertheless, we have the “On/Off charge” system, that envolves a faster rechargement of a mobile device via USB. It is also equipped with four connectors for four-pin fans (“PWM”) and one internal USB 3.0.

For the moment, no date available, or even the price has been unveiled by Gigabyte. We will try to get information about it, and we will complete this news later.

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