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EDIT: This can now be used as a general FM2 motherboard discussion thread, to fit the purpose it has built itself on lately. Enjoy everyone!


Did no one notice the motherboards!? There've been pictures of the new A85X chipset FM2 motherboards since June of this year. So I'm going to start a gallery for these new boards!

Pictures from various sites. This has got to be the most exciting AMD board lineup I have ever seen.

And yes, 3+2 power phases blinksmiley.gif


ASUS


F2A85-V

High end - ATX - FM2 APU support with A85 chipset - 4+2 phase digi VRM design (heatsinked), 64GB memory support


F2A85-M

High end - mATX - FM2 APU support with A85 chipset - 4+2 phase digi VRM design (final version heatsinked), 64GB memory support


F2A85-M LE

Low-end - mATX - FM2 APu support with A85 chipset - 4+2 phase VRM design (not heatsinked), 16GB memory support


GIGABYTE


GA-F2A55-DS3
Low end - Slim ATX with FM2 APU support with A55 chipset, 4+2 phase VRM design (not heastinked), UEFI, HDMI


GA-F2A85X-UP4
High end - ATX - Black PCB - FM2 APU support with A85X chipset, 8+2 phase digi VRM design (6 phases heatsinked), UEFI, HDMI/displayport, SATA3, USB3, Lucid Virtu GPU virtualization support


GA-F2A55M-DS2
Low end - Slim mATX (DTX?) - Fm2 APU support with A55 chipset, 3+2 phase compact VRM design (yes, 3+2 phase!), UEFI, HDMI


ASRock


FM2A85X Extreme6

High end - ATX - FM2 support with A85X chipset, 8+2 phase VRM design (heatsinked), UEFI, 3-way CrossfireX (x8-x8-x4), Lucid Virtu MVP


FM2A75 Pro4

High end - ATX - FM2 support with A75 chipset, 4+2 phase VRM design (heatsinked), UEFI, HDMI/DVI/VGA


FM2A75 Pro 4-M

High end - mATX - FM2 support with A75 chipset, 4+2 phase VRM design (heatsinked), UEFI, HDMI/DVI/VGA


FM2A75M-DGS

Low end - mATX - FM2 support with A75 chipset, 3+1 phase VRM design (not heatsinked), UEFI, HDMI/DVI/VGA


MSI


A85XA-G65

High end - ATX - FM2 APU support with A85X chipset, 8+2 phase hybrid digital VRM (new design!), HUGE VRM heatsinks, SLI support, eyefinity support


A85IA-E53

mITX - Fm2 APU support with A85X chipset, 4+1 or 3+2 phase VRM (no heatsink) with 2-transistor setup (improved design? I doubt it'd trouble a 100W A10 at stock)


A85MA-E35

Low end - mATX - FM2 APU support with A85X chipset, 3+2 phase VRM (no heatsink), UEFI


A55M-P33 (F2)
Low end - mATX (DTX?) - FM2 APU support with A55 chipset, 4+1 or 3+2 phase VRM (no heatsink), UEFI

MS-7778

OEM or prototype - mATX - Unknown specs, 4+1 phase VRM design (based on old design? with 2 transistors, 2 driver chips)


Biostar


Hi-Fi A85X - First Biostar 8+2 phase VRM motherboard

High end - ATX - FM2 APU support with A85X chipset, 8+2 phase VRM (heastinked) - NEW - "Hi-fi" audio technology


Hi-Fi A85W

High end - ATX - FM2 APU support with A85X chipset, 4+2 phase VRM (heatsinked), "Hi-fi" audio technology


Hi-Fi A85S

High end - mATX - FM2 APU support with A85X chipset, 4+2 phase VRM (heatsinked), "Hi-fi" audio technology


A75MH2

Low end - mATX - FM2 APU support with A75 chipset, 4+1 phase VRM design (not heatsinked), HDMI/DVI/VGA


ECS


A85F2-A Deluxe

High end - ATX - FM2 APU support with A85X chipset, 4+1 phase VRM design (heastinked) - gold plated chokes!?!?!


A75F2-A2

Midrange - ATX - FM2 APU support with A75 chipset, 3+1 phase VRM design (heatsinked)


A55F2-M3

Low end - mATX - FM2 APU support with A55 chipset, 4+1 phase VRM design (not heatsinked, quality questionable)


Sapphire


Pure Platinum A85XT

High end - ATX - FM2 APU support with A85X chipset, 8+2 phase VRM design (heatsinked) - looks like a split 6-phase on left and 2-phase unheatsinked right of RAM slots


Pure Platinum A75

Midrange - ATX, FM2 APU support with A75 chipset, 4+1 phase VRM design (heatsinked)


Pure Platinum A75T

mITX - Fm2 APU support with A85X chipset, 4+1 or 3+2 phase VRM (heatsinked)

 

Other


Zotac A75-ITX Wi-fi

mITX - FM2 APU support with A75 chipset, 4+2 phase DrMOS VRM design (not heatsinked), Wi-fi on board


Unika UA55GT

Mid range - ATX - FM2 APU support with A55 chipset, 4+1 phase VRM design (heastinked)


Edited by xd_1771 - 11/8/12 at 6:57pm
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I still don't understand why someone would buy an ATX motherboard for an APU. Hopefully there will be more ITX options soon.
 
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ITX please
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^ You can see above that MSI and Zotac are both launching for ITX!

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I still don't understand why someone would buy an ATX motherboard for an APU.

Triple card graphics config setups? Or dual card with SLI, which is apparently supported. Larger VRM setups too, and more board features.  At some point mATX starts to become costly.

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^ You can see above that MSI and Zotac are both launching for ITX!
Triple card graphics config setups? Or dual card with SLI, which is apparently supported. Larger VRM setups too, and more board features.  At some point mATX starts to become costly.

Not to be silly, but wouldn't a worthwhile multicard setup be a bit CPU starved with an APU at the helm?



Anyhow, looks like MSI has my business. I have two mITX boxes that are aging poorly, and I don't trust Zotac anymore.


Also, there was a board where the OP questioned if it was a DTX, it's not. DTX is better visualized as a mITX with two slots. Some cases, like the SG05 and SG06 are DTX cases, but as mITX and DTX share the same screw placements, they are commonly (I think) used with mITX boards, and the benefit of dual slots is simply used for more dual slot cooler GPUs, instead of two cards of any sort (in my past, it was a TV tuner card + 4350, but since the HD4290 (? may of been HD4250) IGP was powerful enough for my needs, I eventually dropped the HD4350 when I got a new board [some ASUS mITX]).
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Are these boards more expensive than the am3+ boards? Rumor has it that steamroller will be using the FM2 socket. Is that true?
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I'm not sure. What I know about these boards is that they're Trinity APU compatible as well as Kaveri APU compatible in the future (so yes there will be Steamroller cores compatible with this, but in APU format of course)


@ablearcher Thanks for the notif about DTX!

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i thought that FM2 was only piledriver cores. steamroller is going past the AM3+ socket, so wouldnt they go past the FM2 socket as well? and if steamroller supports DDR4 and is intended to be used on FM2, does that mean that the FM2 chipsets will support DDR4 aswell? if so i might have to wait for an upgrade biggrin.gif
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I still don't understand why someone would buy an ATX motherboard for an APU. Hopefully there will be more ITX options soon.

True dat. These boards could make a great hptc build
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I like how biostar has changed to the blue color scheme, looks pretty nice. Can't beleive Asus would stick to brown pcb mobo for the lower end.
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