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post #1 of 213 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 06:14 PM - Thread Starter
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Big thanks to my pals at Asrock Taiwan for rushing over this preview sample to me yesterday, before the CNY holiday festivities and long break kicks in.


Asrock FM2A85X-ITX
A85 chipset, 7 SATA ports, 4+2 phase power with heatsinks, dual-Stack MOSFET, premium caps... is this the ultimate FM2 ITX mobo to lust for? biggrin.gif


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ASRock > FM2A85X-ITX








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Nicely finned heatsinks on Southbridge and power subsystem, SATA port galore on ITX







Note the BIOS sticker is printed as L0.12B... gosh, a very early beta indeed.


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Yes, it's looking good so far. smile.gif

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This is good news! Hopefully no VRM issues like the A75 version. I Also noticed that ASrock has thin-mini-ITX intel boards now too! Now I really can't decide what to do for my next build smile.gif

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Any idea when this comes out in the US and how much it costs?



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Any idea when this comes out in the US and how much it costs?

Directly from Asrock

"Should be by end of the month and estimate MSRP is $115.99. Thanks "

So, like a week.

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Guru3d.com News -ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Mini-ITX Motherboard
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The FM2A85X-ITX will become available from January 25th for 10,480 Yen (about $116).

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Could you possibly do some heat checks on the VRMs while it is overclocked or confirm that the overheating issues have been fixed?


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I actually had posted this earlier in the AMD FM2 thread here
https://www.overclock.net/t/1301979/trinity-apu-amd-socket-fm2-motherboard-discussion-gallery/540_20#post_19137630
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I used a cheap infra red gun to read the temps off the mosfet/Southbridge heatsinks while in the BIOS and while transcoding, the max reached was 35C, ambient 25C.

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For a server build.....

FM2A85X-ITX + AMD A4-5300 (or a Athlon II X4 740 if I can find one)
OR
P8H77-I + Celeron G1620


Hmmmmmmmm........

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Think Asrock is cornering the FM2 ITX market?

I thought the main reason for A85X was a second PCIE slot? (there's usually not enough room to make use of the extra SATA ports)

The fact that A85X hardware-wise is geared towards OCing and enthusiasts is more or less market segmentation (Kind of like 990FX vs 990X)

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For a server build.....

FM2A85X-ITX + AMD A4-5300 (or a Athlon II X4 740 if I can find one)
OR
P8H77-I + Celeron G1620


Hmmmmmmmm........

I feel exactly the same way. If you went with the H77-i, what heatsink would you use? I hate how there are circuits on the back that basically makes any backplate impossible to install.



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