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For Richland and Trinity.


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The board draws power from conventional 24-pin ATX + 4-pin ATX connectors, and uses a 6-phase VRM to power the APU. Built with the Ultra Durable 4 Plus construction, the board uses high-grade PowIRstage driver-MOSFETs and VRM controllers, made by International Rectifier. The FM2 socket is wired to two DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR3-2133 MHz memory, and a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot. On the connectivity front, the F2A85XN-WiFi offers four SATA 6 Gb/s ports, four USB 3.0 ports, dual-link DVI and two HDMI display outputs, 8-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a number of USB 2.0/1.1 ports.

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post #2 of 98
Beautiful. Mini itx done right.
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i think the asrock FM2A85 is far better with 7 sata ports, just no wifi and BT which can easily be added on
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Finally, that took a year from when they announced it. I was wondering if they held off releasing it for some testing on Richlands , Hopefully it´s priced sensibly , most of the fm2 itx boards are way overpriced, imo.

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i think the asrock FM2A85 is far better with 7 sata ports, just no wifi and BT which can easily be added on

Where are you going to fit 7 drives in an itx case ?
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Where are you going to fit 7 drives in an itx case ?

Exactly what I was about to say. SATA ports are important on ATX boards, m-ITX is far better suited with wireless connectivity.
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i think the asrock FM2A85 is far better with 7 sata ports, just no wifi and BT which can easily be added on

I think the Gigabyte's power delivery will speak for itself much like the Asus P8z77-i deluxe.

Gigabyte is really on the ball this year: first the Z87x-OC now this

ASUS has the Maximus VI Impact for LGA1150 though
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post #7 of 98
Finally AMD/m-ITX owners have a board they can look up to!
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Originally Posted by mr soft View Post

Finally, that took a year from when they announced it. I was wondering if they held off releasing it for some testing on Richlands , Hopefully it´s priced sensibly , most of the fm2 itx boards are way overpriced, imo.
Where are you going to fit 7 drives in an itx case ?

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Exactly what I was about to say. SATA ports are important on ATX boards, m-ITX is far better suited with wireless connectivity.

fractal node 304 - 6 HDDS + 1 SSD
post #9 of 98
Looks like a solid board!
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Does that mean single stick 16GB DDR3 ram is on the way? :O
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