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ASUS has released new hardware and software designs to shorten system boot-up time to two seconds* for a smoother user experience that removes annoying delays under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Faster system boot and restart means Windows starts quicker and with higher efficiency - no more waiting around.
ASUS Boot Setting
Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, the ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PCs startup process. You can enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method: either get to the OS in seconds or opt for regular boot up. Whatever your choice, settings are saved and persistent, with no need to choose every time you power on.
A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly
Designed for those requiring frequent BIOS access, users can easily enter the BIOS automatically when the PC is on standby power with the simple press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up from having to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at its best!
APU, FCH and Graphics Features
AMD® A-Series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 / 8000 Series Graphics
This motherboard supports AMD® A-series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 / 8000 Series Graphics. This revolutionary APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) combines processing power and advanced DirectX 11 graphics in one small, energy-efficient design to enable accelerated performance and an industry-leading visual experience. It features Dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rates up to 5GTps.
AMD® A85X FCH (Hudson D4)
AMD® A85X FCH (Hudson D4) is designed to support up to 5GTps interface speed and PCI Express™ 2.0 x16 graphics. It natively supports eight SATA6Gbps ports and four USB 3.0 Ports.
Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!
Flexible Multi-GPU Solutions, Your Weapon of Choice! F2A85-V brings you the multi-GPU choice of CrossFireX™. Expect a brand-new gaming style you've never experienced before!
Dual Intelligent Processor 3s with New DIGI+ Power Control
Full Hardware Control and Total Performance Tuning
The world's first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered twin onboard chips - TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) and EPU (Energy Processing Unit). Third generation Dual Intelligent Processors with New DIGI+ Power Control provides a total APU, memory and SMART DIGI+ Key profile tuning digital power solution, which includes two digital voltage controllers allowing ultra-precise DRAM tuning in addition to ultra-precise APU voltage control. It's upgraded with one-click extreme performance optimization with the user-friendly AI Suite II utility. This evolution of innovative and industry-leading ASUS technology provides super-accurate voltage tuning for better efficiency, stability and performance.
New DIGI+ Power Control
All-New Digital Power Control for Both APU and DRAM
The New DIGI+ Power Control design with two digital voltage controllers upgrades motherboard power delivery to an overall solution on AMD FM2 motherboards, including all-new DRAM controllers that offers ultra-precise memory tuning in addition to ultra-precise APU voltage control. This evolution of innovative, industry-leading ASUS technology provides the best in class control for better efficiency, stability and performance.
TPU with the All-New SMART DIGI+ Key for a Blazing Performance Boost
Always at the forefront of power design, ASUS propels you into the future standard of power management again by giving you a complete APU, memory and new SMART DIGI+ Technology with profile tuning digital power solution, which works with the TPU to ramp up performance to its maximum. Enable the all-new SMART DIGI+ Key profile with a single click and adjust APU Multiplier manually in the TPU to increase APU frequency up to an incredible 68%!
Increased APU and DRAM Overclocking Range
With programmable digital controllers onboard, users can adjust APU and DRAM voltage and VRM switching frequencies for various overclocking scenarios. New DRAM tuning possibilities make the most of DDR3 memory for better performance with APU load line calibration and 30% more DRAM current capacity. Thanks to a slew of power options teamed with an extensive and intuitive UEFI BIOS, overclocking very large memory setups is no more difficult than mainstream motherboards.
ASUS Exclusive Features
One-Stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment
Remote GO! links PCs, tablets, smartphones and TVs wirelessly together through an existing LAN cable and router setup. It allows users to stream multimedia content from PC to DLNA devices, access their computer anywhere using their mobile device at home, while also allowing easy file transfers between your computer and mobile device. It provides a seamless environment for a futuristic connected lifestyle with three useful functions: DLNA Media Hub, Remote Desktop and File Transfer.
DLNA Media Hub:
Enjoy HD video, music and photos stored in the PC streaming to your DLNA devices via Wi-Fi connectivity. You can even control the PC to play multimedia on a TV with a tablet. It's the perfect match for creating your own home theater!
Operate and control your PC in real-time from a smartphone or tablet for complete comfort. This function brings notebook-like convenience, by creating a virtual remote desktop, offering portable access to your data in desktop with a smartphone or tablet.
Send and share files between your PC and smart devices* with only a right click on the mouse.
*iPad/iPhone can send, but not receive files from the PC
Set up Your Home PC with Remote GO!
Wi-Fi Environment Setup - Use an existing LAN cable and router setup to connect PC and smart devices on the same home network
Install Remote GO! software on your PC
Download Wi-Fi GO! Remote to your smart devices (Supported Systems: iOS 4.2 or later and Android 2.3 or later)
Setup Complete - Get three useful free apps with ASUS Remote GO!
USB 3.0 Boost
Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP
New ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), the latest USB 3.0 standard. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to an already impressive fast USB 3.0 transfer speed. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for any user interaction.
World's First USB 3.0 UASP Support – 170% faster instantly
Complete USB 3.0 Solution – Performance boost for most USB devices
Simple Plug and Boost – Auto detection design ensures best performance always
ASUS UEFI BIOS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed with selectable modes, providing a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only controls. It also natively supports fully-utilized hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit operating systems.
ASUS Exclusive Interface
EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed info. Users can choose system performance settings and drag and drop boot priorities. Advanced Mode for performance enthusiasts includes detailed DRAM settings via a dedicated memory info page for complete insight.
New Upgrade! Quick and Easy Info for Enhanced System Control
F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing UEFI setup info and troubleshooting
New F3 Shortcut for most accessed info
ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) Information for accessing memory info, detecting faulty DIMMs and helping with difficult POST situations
USB BIOS Flashback
Easy, Worry-Free USB BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback offers the most convenient way to flash the BIOS ever! It allows overclockers to try new UEFI BIOS versions easily, without even entering their existing BIOS or operating system. It even works without key components such as the CPU and memory installed. Just plug in any USB storage and push the dedicated button for three seconds. The UEFI BIOS is automatically flashed using ATX standby power. Worry-free updating for the ultimate convenience!
A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly
Designed for users requiring frequent BIOS access, you can easily enter the BIOS automatically when the PC is on standby power with a press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up from having to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at its best!
Real-Time Network Bandwidth Control
With a single-click on/off button, the application currently in use has its data and network bandwidth prioritized over other programs. Moreover, you can prioritize your favorite software easily by configuring profiles through the intuitive user interface. Within the profile, programs can be pre-scheduled to run in a specific time period to avoid network congestion and long-waits on downloads. Auto PPPoE network connection provides a one-step setup for enhanced online convenience. Overall, it's an intuitive network bandwidth control center.
Fan Xpert 2
Optimizes the Speed of All Fans for the Ultimate Cool and Quiet
Hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert 2 provides the most customizable settings for an even cooler and quieter computing environment. Upgraded with Fan Auto Tuning mode, it enables tailored fan speed settings for each CPU and chassis fan with exclusive automatic fan speed detection, which scans through each fan to run at specific settings based on different criteria, acheiving the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. Fan Xpert 2 also includes an RPM Fixed Mode for users who wish to reduce noise levels to near 0dB with highly specific fan speed control. It reacts to system loads for greater control.
Three Times Faster Charging for All Smart Devices
With a dedicated onboard controller, quick-charge all your smart devices such as iProducts. smartphones, tablets and more, all up to 3X faster, even when the PC is powered off, in sleep or hibernation modes.
Complete USB 3.0 Integration
Double USB Access, Double Convenience
ASUS facilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel - six USB 3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug-n-play connectivity at speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0. This motherboard affords greater convenience to high speed connectivity.
Native SATA 6Gbps Support
The AMD® A85X FCH natively supports a next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, so this motherboard delivers up to 6.0Gbps data transfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
F2A85-V PRO Product Overview